Category Archives: Overviews

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

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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

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

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Telluride 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 48th Telluride Film Festival

Dates:
September 2-6

About:
More than 60% of the new feature offerings of this celebrated Colorado cinephile event are represented by nonfiction.

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Venice 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 78th Venice International Film Festival

Dates:
September 1-11

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The A list Italian festival returns with approximately 80 features, among them just 14 documentaries, while the autonomous sidebars present 17 docs among their 38 feature presentations, including the following.

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Jerusalem 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 38th Jerusalem Film Festival

Dates:
August 24-September 4

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This respected Israeli event presents more than 100 features, including approximately 30 documentaries.

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Locarno 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 74th Locarno Film Festival

Dates:
August 4-14

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This influential Swiss event returns after a reimagined edition last year, presenting 20 documentaries among its approximately 80 new features.

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Cannes 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 74th Cannes Film Festival

Dates:
July 6-17

About:
After postponing and then cancelling its 2020 edition, the most influential cinema event in the world returns with a robust slate of nearly 100 new features, counting two dozen docs among that number – although none in either Competition or Un Certain Regard. Its parallel sidebars, meanwhile, offer just three nonfiction works among their combined 37 slots.

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Docaviv 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 23rd Docaviv: Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
July 1-10

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This well-respected Israeli event presents 90 new documentary features in-person and online.

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