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SXSW 2016: Features Lineup Announced

sxsw film 2016After a sneak peek announcement of a selection of titles early last month, SXSW has just released their initial list of features, with additional announcements to come shortly. 47 of the 104 features and episodics announced so far are documentaries. Following is the list of documentary features, broken down by section: Continue reading

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2016 Sundance Docs in Focus

sundance 2016The 32nd edition of the Sundance Film Festival will take place next month, running between January 21-31, with a lineup consisting of 133 features and 72 shorts. Since 2011, I’ve profiled the feature documentaries in the program in advance of the festival to provide information about the films and their filmmakers and to share my excitement for their upcoming premieres. I’ll begin with the first few titles in the US Documentary Competition this coming Monday, and continue film-by-film, section-by-section, to cover the approximately 50 nonfiction offerings before the festival opens.

As a Documentary Programming Associate for Sundance, please note that these profiles are not reviews – instead, they simply include select background, noting past Sundance projects where applicable, and reasons why readers should seek the films out, either in Park City during the festival or later in the year at other upcoming festivals, in theatres, TV/cable, or on DVD/VOD. For a sample, check out last year’s series, which began here.

I’ve also prepared a new Twitter list to give readers a look at the festival through the eyes of the Sundance filmmaking class of 2016.

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Sundance 2016: Additional Lineup Announcements

sundance 2016Additional lineup announcements have just been made for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, including the From the Collection section and several new films and events, located here.

Previously announced are the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, plus NEXT; Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids, and Special Events; Midnight; the films, installations, and events of New Frontier; and the expanded Shorts lineup.

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Dubai 2015: Documentary Overview

dubai-international-film-festival-2015-events-in-dubai-2Today, Wednesday, December 9 sees the opening of the 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival, the longest-running Gulf State cinema event. Continuing through next Wednesday, December 16, the festival will screen more than 130 films from 60 countries, among these 17 feature documentaries. A selection of the these are spotlighted below: Continue reading

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Sundance 2016: Shorts Announced

sundance 2016This is the fifth pointer to the lineup announcements for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Just announced are the selections for Shorts programming, located here.

Previously announced are the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, plus NEXT; Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids, and Special Events; Midnight; and the films, installations, and events of New Frontier.

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Sundance 2016: Additional Feature Programming Announced

sundance 2016This post is a pointer to the fourth lineup announcement for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. This year’s selections in the Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids, and Special Events sections may be found here.

The Shorts lineup will be revealed in a future announcement.

Previous pointers include the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, plus NEXT, here; the Midnight lineup here; and the films, installations, and events of New Frontier here.

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Sundance 2016: New Frontier Announced

sundance 2016This post is a pointer to the third lineup announcement for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. This year’s selections in the New Frontier section may be found here.

The remaining non-competition feature sections will be revealed in further announcements.

If you missed yesterday’s announcement, the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, plus NEXT, click here; while the Midnight lineup may be found here.

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