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Festivals


New York Film Festival 2017 announces its documentary lineup

Source:  Variety The 2017 New York Film Festival’s Spotlight on Documentary lineup includes works by a number of notable directors, with world premieres by Vanessa Redgrave (“Sea Sorrow”), Alex Gibney (“No Stone Unturned”), and Griffin Dunne (“Joan Didion: The Center...

Wang Bing’s “Mrs. Fang” wins top prize at Locarno Festival

Source:  Variety A jury that included high profile directors Olivier Assayas and Miguel Gomes has awarded Wang Bing’s unblinkered documentary, “Mrs. Fang,” the Golden Leopard at the 70th anniversary edition of the Locarno Festival, which ends today. In keeping with...

10 Toronto Film Festival documentaries that could shake up the Oscars

Source:  IndieWire The race always begins at Sundance, but the Toronto International Film Festival documentary lineup will impact the list of Oscar contenders - and this year, without clear frontrunners, TIFF's influence will be greater than ever. See the list of 10...

Dogwoof picks up “This Is Congo” for worldwide sales

Source:  Variety London-based sales outfit Dogwoof has picked up the documentary “This Is Congo,” which will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, for worldwide sales. The BBC has already bought British television rights to the film, which looks at the...

Documentaries screening at the Cannes Film Festival 2017.

Source: POV Magazine The Cannes Film Festival officially has zero documentaries in contention for the Palme d’Or this year. Again. Two of the four Nicole Kidman projects premiering at the Croisette made the Official Competition, but Cannes artistic director Thierry...