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Urbanworld 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 21st Urbanworld Film Festival

Dates:
September 20-24

About:
This NYC event, which showcases film and episodic content by African American and multicultural filmmakers, presents approximately two dozen feature-length presentations, with documentaries consisting of less than half that number. Continue reading

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Toronto 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival

Dates:
September 7-17

About:
The annual North American Fall mecca for the film industry has deliberately slimmed down its lineup, offering just over 250 features vs last year’s near 300, with nonfiction accounting for just under 40 slots, compared to last year’s approximately 60 doc or hybrid presentations. Continue reading

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Telluride 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 44th Telluride Film Festival

Dates:
September 1-4

About:
The influential Labor Day weekend event, which keeps its lineup a secret until the day before its start, offers up 15 new and recent documentaries among its nearly 40 features this year – nonfiction showing a slight dip in representation relative to last year’s program. Continue reading

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Venice 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 74th Venice Film Festival

Dates:
August 30-September 9

About:
The world’s oldest film festival showcases just over 30 documentary features among its more than 100 feature offerings. Continue reading

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Sarajevo 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival

Dates:
August 11-18

About:
More than 100 features – among them over 40 docs – screen at the celebrated festival in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue reading

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Dokufest 2017 Overview

Festival:
The 16th Dokufest

Dates:
August 4-12

About:
The well-respected Prizren, Kosovo festival features a curated collection of approximately 80 international nonfiction feature standouts as well as new regional work, noted below. Continue reading

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Melbourne 2017: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 66th Melbourne International Film Festival

Dates:
August 3-20

About:
This long-running Australian event showcases approximately 200 features, among them more than 75 documentaries. Continue reading

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