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DOC NYC 2020 Overview: Part Two

Festival:
The 11th DOC NYC

Dates:
November 11-19

About:
In this second post on this year’s DOC NYC, which will be presented online nationwide beginning next week, I’m spotlighting several festival sections, including feature competitions, the latest from nonfiction auteurs, panoramas from the US and abroad, and revealing investigative nonfiction. Note: The rundown below does not include titles from yesterday’s post. Additional sections will follow tomorrow.

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DOC NYC 2020 Overview: Part One

Festival:
The 11th DOC NYC

Dates:
November 11-19

About:
This year, DOC NYC will be available online and nationwide – including US territories – allowing us to reach more nonfiction lovers than ever before. As the Director of Programming of America’s largest documentary festival, I’ll be highlighting our lineup here, over a few posts to try to cover as many titles as possible. First up, a look at the various feature premieres, appearing in different sections throughout the festival.

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New Orleans 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 31st New Orleans Film Festival

Dates:
November 6-22

About:
This standout regional festival moves to a hybrid format this year, presenting films either online or in an open-air context, with more than two-thirds of the lineup represented by nonfiction features.

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DOK Leipzig 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 63rd DOK Leipzig

Dates:
October 26-November 1

About:
This notable German nonfiction event has slimmed down for its hybrid edition this year, presenting just shy of 40 new documentary features.

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NewFest 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 32nd NewFest

Dates:
October 16-27

About:
About a third of the features screening at this year’s hybrid online/drive-in edition of New York’s LGBTQ film festival are documentaries.

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Camden 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 16th Camden International Film Festival

Dates:
October 1-12

About:
This Maine nonfiction event, delayed from its typical September dates by the pandemic, returns with a hybrid format of online and drive-in offerings of just over 30 documentary features. Continue reading

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New York Film Festival 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 58th New York Film Festival

Dates:
September 17-October 11

About:
This beloved program of Film at Lincoln Center presents approximately 45 new features in a hybrid online and in-person format, among them 18 works of nonfiction. Continue reading

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Toronto 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 45th Toronto International Film Festival

Dates:
September 10-19

About:
One of the world’s premier film events tackles the pandemic with a trimmed down schedule and a hybrid online and in-person model. Of its approximately 50 new features, 16 are nonfiction. Continue reading

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SF DocFest 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 19th SF DocFest

Dates:
September 3-20

About:
Emerging after the postponement of its typical late May/early June dates, this Northern Californian event goes online with just under 30 nonfiction features. Continue reading

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Docaviv 2020 Overview

Festival:
The 22nd Docaviv: Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
September 3-12

About:
Rescheduled from its usual May dates, this well-curated Israeli event will present nearly 90 new documentary features in an online format, though some drive-in events are also being planned. Continue reading

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