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Thessaloniki Doc 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
March 4-14 (online)

About:
Greece’s respected nonfiction event will take part in two phases this year: March’s presentation of approximately 50 films – new and retrospective features as well as shorts – is exclusive to Greece and presented online, with a hybrid component taking place June 24-July 4 featuring several competition sections and a Greek panorama.

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Berlin 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 71st Berlinale

Dates:
March 1-5 (industry)

About:
Germany’s world-class film event presents its scaled-down line-up of approximately 100 features – docs or hybrids making up a third – for industry online over the next few days, with in-person screenings of these selections planned for the public this June.

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Slamdance 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 27th Slamdance Film Festival

Dates:
February 12-25

About:
Presented online – and a few weeks later than its usual concurrence with Sundance – this ever-scrappy event presents 25 features, with docs making up just over half that number, including the highlights below.

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New York Jewish Film Festival 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 30th New York Jewish Film Festival

Dates:
January 13-26

About:
Co-presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum, the event goes online this year with eight docs among its offerings of 16 new features.

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Sundance 2021: Lineup Announced

The full lineup has been announced for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place online and via select drive-ins, independent arthouses, and community partnerships January 28 through February 3.

Today’s announcement reveals the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, NEXT, Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Special Screenings, New Frontier, Shorts, and Indie Series, and may be found here.

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Jerusalem 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 37th Jerusalem Film Festival

Dates:
December 10-20

About:
Rescheduled from its usual Summer dates, this Israeli event goes online and showcases approximately 70 new features, with documentaries making up a third of the lineup.

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New Directors/New Films 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 49th New Directors/New Films

Dates:
December 9-20

About:
This notable series co-curated by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, rescheduled from its usual Spring dates and now online, offers six works of nonfiction among its 27 feature film lineup.

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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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