Category Archives: Film Festivals

On DVD: WHOSE STREETS?

Coming to DVD today, Tuesday, November 14:
WHOSE STREETS?

Director:
Sabaah Folayan

Co-Director:
Damon Davis

Premiere:
Sundance 2017

Select Festivals:
True/False, San Francisco, Encounters, Sheffield, BAMcinemaFest, Seattle, Montclair, Maryland, Full Frame, RiverRun, Outfest, Provincetown, Atlanta

About:
An on-the-ground immersion into the Ferguson uprising.

My pre-Sundance profile of the doc may be found here.

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IDFA 2017 Overview, Part Two

Festival:
The 30th anniversary IDFA

Dates:
November 15-26

About:
Yesterday’s post on the largest documentary festival in the world covered its competitive sections, while today’s looks at non-competitive programming. Continue reading

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IDFA 2017 Overview, Part One

Festival:
The 30th anniversary IDFA

Dates:
November 15-26

About:
The world’s largest nonfiction event bids farewell to founder and longtime director Ally Derks with its 30th edition, which showcases over 180 new and recent documentary features. Because of the size of the event, this overview is split in two, with today’s post covering the competition sections and tomorrow’s the non-competitive strands. Continue reading

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2017 DOC NYC in Focus: DOC NYC PRO – Law School Day

DOC NYC‘s industry programming series, DOC NYC PRO, comes to a close on Thursday, November 16 with a crash course in legal matters of vital interest to documentarians. Continue reading

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2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Shorts & DOC NYC U

SHORTS: MOTHER EARTH


With DOC NYC opening today, my film spotlight ends with a look at the festival’s shorts programming, curated by Opal Hope Bennett: Continue reading

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2017 DOC NYC in Focus: Short List

KEDI

My DOC NYC profiles begin to wind down with a closer look at the our picks for this year’s top nonfiction awards contenders: Continue reading

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RIDM 2017 Overview

Festival:
The 20th anniversary RIDM

Dates:
November 9-19

About:
Montreal’s well-regarded documentary event showcases more than 70 new documentary features in addition to shorts and retrospective programming. Continue reading

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