Category Archives: Overviews

DokuFest 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 19th DokuFest

Dates:
August 7-25 (online)

About:
More than 60 new and recent features make up the online edition of this noted event based in Prizren, Kosovo. Continue reading

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AFI Docs 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 18th AFI Docs

Dates:
June 17-21 (online)

About:
Available online throughout the US, this Washington DC event showcases nearly 30 new feature and episodic documentaries. Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 31st Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Dates:
June 11-20 (online)

About:
The NYC edition of this respected event presents eleven documentary features, available online throughout the US.

BELLY OF THE BEAST

Among the lineup’s offerings are the world premiere of Erika Cohn’s BELLY OF THE BEAST, an exposé of the illegal practice of involuntary sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons. Other selections include Christina Antonakos-Wallace’s FROM HERE, which contemplates belonging and identity through the stories of four immigrants in Berlin and NYC; Sanjay Rawal’s GATHER, about indigenous efforts to reclaim their food sovereignty; Mira Jargil’s REUNITED, about a Syrian family separated across three countries; Juliana Fanjul’s RADIO SILENCE, about a crusading Mexican radio journalist who risks her life to fight against fake news and government corruption; and Ursula Liang’s DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL, about the aftermath of the killing of a black man by a Chinese American police officer.

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Sydney 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 67th Sydney Film Festival

Dates:
June 10-21 (online)

About:
This long-running Australian event holds an online edition this year, focused on documentaries, female filmmakers from Europe, and shorts, offering Aussie audiences 12 nonfiction features among its 19 feature presentations. Continue reading

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Hot Docs 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 27th Hot Docs

Dates:
May 28-June 6 (some selections until June 24) (online)

About:
North America’s largest documentary event goes online this year, presenting nearly 100 new features to Ontario audiences, including the world premieres noted below. Continue reading

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Visions du Réel 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 51st Cinéma du Réel

Dates:
April 17-May 2 (online)

About:
This well-respected Swiss nonfiction event remarkably has been able to respond quickly to the COVID-19 crisis, transitioning to a robust online edition, most of which is available worldwide for free. Continue reading

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Cinéma du Réel 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 42nd Cinéma du Réel

Dates:
March 13-22

About:
This Paris event presents nearly 50 new and recent documentary features. Continue reading

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One World 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 22nd One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
March 5-14

About:
Approximately 100 new and recent documentary features screen in this event taking place in Prague and 35 other Czech cities. Continue reading

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Tribeca 2020: Features Lineup Announced

The lineup of 114 features has just been announced for the 19th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, taking place April 15-26. The following list presents the 57 documentary features announced to date, broken down by section: Continue reading

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True/False 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 17th True/False Film Fest

Dates:
March 5-8

About:
Approximately 35 new and recent documentary and hybrid features make up the lineup of this well-loved Columbia MO event. Continue reading

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