Category Archives: Overviews

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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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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