Category Archives: Overviews

Hot Docs 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 26th Hot Docs

Dates:
April 25-May 5

About:
Approximately 150 new features, in addition to several retrospective presentations, make up the lineup of North America’s largest documentary festival. Continue reading

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Tribeca 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 18th Tribeca Film Festival

Dates:
April 24-May 5

About:
Approximately 65 feature-length documentary films or docuseries – nearly half the festival’s lineup – are included in this popular NYC event, spread out in various sections noted below. Included are two of its three Galas: Opening night presentation THE APOLLO, Roger Ross Williams’ exploration of the history and cultural significance of the legendary Harlem performance space; and THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE HUNGRY, Nicole Lucas Haimes’ look at the fierce rivalry between the frontrunners of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, which kicks off the sidebar Tribeca Sports Film Festival. Continue reading

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Art of the Real 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 6th Art of the Real

Dates:
April 18-28

About:
The Film Society of Lincoln Center includes 20 new features in this annual showcase of innovative nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking. Continue reading

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San Francisco 2019: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 62nd San Francisco International Film Festival

Dates:
April 10-23

About:
Nonfiction makes up approximately half of this beloved Bay Area event’s 85 features. Continue reading

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Visions du Réel 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 50th Visions du Réel

Dates:
April 5-13

About:
This notable Swiss nonfiction event reaches a landmark anniversary year with a lineup of nearly 80 new documentary features, in addition to extensive retrospective programming. Continue reading

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It’s All True 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 24th É Tudo Verdade/It’s All True

Dates:
April 4-14

About:
Just over 30 feature docs are presented in this respected Brazilian event. Continue reading

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Full Frame 2019 Overview

Festival:
The 22nd Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
April 4-7

About:
Approximately 50 new and recent feature docs, plus several retrospective works, appear at this Durham NC event. Continue reading

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