Category Archives: Overviews

Sundance 2022: Lineup Announced

The lineup has been announced for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, taking place in-person in Utah and through seven Satellite Screens across the US, as well as online, January 20-30.

Today’s announcement reveals 80 feature films in the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, NEXT, Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids, Special Screenings, and From the Collection sections, as well as 15 projects in New Frontier and 6 projects in the Indie Episodic Program, and may be found here. Shorts will be announced tomorrow, Friday, December 10.

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IDFA 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 34th IDFA

Dates:
November 17-28

About:
Amsterdam hosts the premier nonfiction event in the world, presenting approximately 140 new and recent documentary features, in addition to shorts, live performances, and interactive works.

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RIDM 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 24th RIDM

Dates:
November 10-25

About:
More than 60 new and recent documentary features screen in-person and online in Montreal’s sole nonfiction-focused festival, organized this year in eight distinct thematic strands.

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DOC NYC 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 12th DOC NYC

Dates:
November 10-28

About:
America’s largest nonfiction event – and my former programming home – returns both in-person and online – with more than 125 new and recent feature documentaries, plus shorts and its wide-ranging industry program, DOC NYC PRO.

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Jihlava 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 25th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
October 26-31

About:
Upwards of 80 new and recent documentary features are presented at this well-regarded Czech event.

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DOK Leipzig 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 64th DOK Leipzig

Dates:
October 25-November 14

About:
More than 40 new and recent documentary features screen in the hybrid edition of this longstanding German event.

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Hamptons 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 29th Hamptons International Film Festival

Dates:
October 7-13

About:
Nearly half of the 40+ features screening at this Long Island event are nonfiction, including several premieres such as the selections below.

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New York Film Festival 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 59th New York Film Festival

Dates:
September 24-October 10

About:
This fall cinephile mainstay returns to an all in-person event this year, presenting more than 50 new and recent features, among them just 13 works of nonfiction, as noted below.

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Toronto 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 46th Toronto International Film Festival

Dates:
September 9-18

About:
This Fall cinema mainstay retains its slimmed down lineup for the second year of the pandemic, screening only 20 documentaries, up slightly from 2020’s edition.

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DMZ Docs 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 13th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
September 9-16

About:
More than 70 new and recent feature documentaries are presented at this notable South Korean nonfiction event.

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