Category Archives: Overviews

Cinéma du Réel 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 43rd Cinéma du Réel

Dates:
March 12-21

About:
This Paris-based nonfiction event showcases more than 30 new and recent feature projects online this year.

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Tempo Documentary Festival 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 22nd Tempo Documentary Festival

Dates:
March 8-14

About:
Approximately two dozen new and recent features are presented in Sweden’s largest nonfiction event, which is presented online this year.

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Miami 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 38th Miami Film Festival

Dates:
March 5-14

About:
This popular Florida event adopts a hybrid online and in-person model this year, and screens just over a dozen doc features or series among its approximately 50 features.

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Thessaloniki Doc 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Dates:
March 4-14 (online)

About:
Greece’s respected nonfiction event will take part in two phases this year: March’s presentation of approximately 50 films – new and retrospective features as well as shorts – is exclusive to Greece and presented online, with a hybrid component taking place June 24-July 4 featuring several competition sections and a Greek panorama.

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Berlin 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 71st Berlinale

Dates:
March 1-5 (industry)

About:
Germany’s world-class film event presents its scaled-down line-up of approximately 100 features – docs or hybrids making up a third – for industry online over the next few days, with in-person screenings of these selections planned for the public this June.

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Slamdance 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 27th Slamdance Film Festival

Dates:
February 12-25

About:
Presented online – and a few weeks later than its usual concurrence with Sundance – this ever-scrappy event presents 25 features, with docs making up just over half that number, including the highlights below.

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New York Jewish Film Festival 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 30th New York Jewish Film Festival

Dates:
January 13-26

About:
Co-presented by Film at Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum, the event goes online this year with eight docs among its offerings of 16 new features.

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Sundance 2021: Lineup Announced

The full lineup has been announced for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place online and via select drive-ins, independent arthouses, and community partnerships January 28 through February 3.

Today’s announcement reveals the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, NEXT, Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Special Screenings, New Frontier, Shorts, and Indie Series, and may be found here.

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Jerusalem 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 37th Jerusalem Film Festival

Dates:
December 10-20

About:
Rescheduled from its usual Summer dates, this Israeli event goes online and showcases approximately 70 new features, with documentaries making up a third of the lineup.

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New Directors/New Films 2020: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 49th New Directors/New Films

Dates:
December 9-20

About:
This notable series co-curated by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, rescheduled from its usual Spring dates and now online, offers six works of nonfiction among its 27 feature film lineup.

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