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IDFA 2014: Overview, Part Two

idfa_logoI covered IDFA‘s competitions yesterday, while today’s looks at the fest’s non-competitive programs. The festival’s 27th edition begins tomorrow evening, and runs through Sunday, November 30. Continue reading

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IDFA 2014: Overview, Part One

idfa_logoThe 27th edition of the world’s premier nonfiction event, IDFA, begins this Wednesday, November 19, and presents approximately 175 new feature documentaries, plus dozens of retrospective screenings, shorts, transmedia, and more, before it wraps up on Sunday, November 30. I’ve greatly enjoyed traveling to Amsterdam for this event in the past, but will unfortunately be missing it again this year. The fest’s programming traditionally travels widely over the next year, so doc lovers should be sure to keep an eye out for the highlights noted below. Given IDFA’s size, I’ve split them up into two posts – competitions today, followed by the non-competitive sections tomorrow: Continue reading

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2014 DOC NYC in Focus: Additional Shorts

1201x782-KEY-IMAGE-The_Chaperone_1-copy-1160x652Five additional shorts are part of DOC NYC, screening before feature presentations: Continue reading

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2014 DOC NYC in Focus: SHOW + TELL

1201x782-KEY-IMAGE-Basement-Metal-Ronnie-Bhardwaj-copy1-400x200DOC NYC‘s sixth of six shorts programs turns the focus on young boys: Continue reading

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2014 DOC NYC in Focus: Doc-A-Thon Day 6 – Reach Your Audience

Doc-a-thon_graphic_revised-1160x652Doc-A-Thon, DOC NYC‘s panel series, wraps up with a series of panels on the critical topic of audience engagement. All of the following Day 6 panel sessions take place between 10:30am-5:00pm at the IFC Center on the closing day of the festival, Thursday, November 20: Continue reading

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2014 DOC NYC in Focus: Doc-A-Thon Day 5 – Fund Your Doc

Nick-Broomfield_Headshot-1160x652The penultimate day of Doc-A-Thon, DOC NYC‘s panel series, focuses on the current state of nonfiction funding. All of the following Day 5 panel sessions take place between 10:30am-5:00pm at the IFC Center on Wednesday, November 19: Continue reading

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RIDM 2014 Overview

RIDM_LOGO_webTonight, Wednesday, November 12 sees the opening of the 17th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival, more familiar as RIDM, with the world premiere of Kim Nguyen’s THE EMPIRE OF SCENTS (LE NEZ), an exploration of the sense of smell, inspired by a sommelier’s book. The fest closes on Sunday, November 23 with Nicolas Wadimoff’s SPARTANS, a profile of a suburban Marseille MMA and the school he runs. Between these two films, RIDM will screen over sixty new and recent nonfiction features, plus shorts and new media projects. While the simultaneous presentation of DOC NYC on the festival calendar makes it impossible for me to attend, here are the titles that caught my attention: Continue reading

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