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IDFA 2020 Overview, Part Two

Festival:
The 33rd IDFA

Dates:
November 18-December 6

About:
Yesterday’s post covered the Dutch event’s competitive sections, while today’s looks at non-competitive programming strands.

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IDFA 2020 Overview, Part One

Festival:
The 33rd IDFA

Dates:
November 18-December 6

About:
Approximately 150 new and recent documentary features, plus a wide range of shorts and interactive projects, make up the online lineup of the world’s largest nonfiction event. Today’s post covers a selection of films within the competition sections, while tomorrow’s will spotlight non-competitive strands.

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RIDM 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 23rd RIDM

Dates:
November 12-December 2

About:
Montreal’s well-regarded nonfiction event takes a creative approach to presenting its online lineup, highlighting a different collection of thematic sections in each of its three weeks, including a total of approx 50 feature docs – a sampling noted below.

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DOC NYC 2020 Overview: Part Five

Festival:
The 11th DOC NYC

Dates:
November 11-19

About:
This final post about this year’s edition of America’s largest documentary festival – beginning tomorrow and available online nationwide – provides a rundown of our shorts programs, as selected by our Shorts Programmer Opal H Bennett and her team.

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DOC NYC 2020 Overview: Part Four

Festival:
The 11th DOC NYC

Dates:
November 11-19

About:
This fourth post about America’s largest documentary festival – beginning Wednesday and available online across the US – covers our Short List and Winner’s Circle sections, which put the spotlight on notable films that we think will receive awards season attention. Tomorrow wraps up this overview with a look at our various short film programs.

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DOC NYC 2020 Overview: Part Three

Festival:
The 11th DOC NYC

Dates:
November 11-19

About:
This rundown on the various thematic sections of this year’s DOC NYC, which will be presented online nationwide beginning next week, continues in this third post on the festival, and includes films on activism, sports, film and television, the arts, music, and unforgettable profiles. Note: The lists below do not include titles from the first post. Our spotlight on the Winner’s Circle and Short List sections – our predictions for this year’s awards season contenders – will follow next week.

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DOC NYC 2020 Overview: Part Two

Festival:
The 11th DOC NYC

Dates:
November 11-19

About:
In this second post on this year’s DOC NYC, which will be presented online nationwide beginning next week, I’m spotlighting several festival sections, including feature competitions, the latest from nonfiction auteurs, panoramas from the US and abroad, and revealing investigative nonfiction. Note: The rundown below does not include titles from yesterday’s post. Additional sections will follow tomorrow.

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DOC NYC 2020 Overview: Part One

Festival:
The 11th DOC NYC

Dates:
November 11-19

About:
This year, DOC NYC will be available online and nationwide – including US territories – allowing us to reach more nonfiction lovers than ever before. As the Director of Programming of America’s largest documentary festival, I’ll be highlighting our lineup here, over a few posts to try to cover as many titles as possible. First up, a look at the various feature premieres, appearing in different sections throughout the festival.

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New Orleans 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 31st New Orleans Film Festival

Dates:
November 6-22

About:
This standout regional festival moves to a hybrid format this year, presenting films either online or in an open-air context, with more than two-thirds of the lineup represented by nonfiction features.

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DOK Leipzig 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 63rd DOK Leipzig

Dates:
October 26-November 1

About:
This notable German nonfiction event has slimmed down for its hybrid edition this year, presenting just shy of 40 new documentary features.

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