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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 - Submissions now open!

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 - Submissions now open!

Monday 27th October, 2014

Film and interactive project submissions for the 22nd Sheffield Doc/Fest taking place 5-10 June 2015 are now open!

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Tribeca Film Institute Doc Fund - Apply now!

Tribeca Film Institute Doc Fund - Apply now!

Friday 24th October, 2014

The TFI Documentary Fund furthers the development of exceptional character-driven, non-fiction works that spotlight contemporary themes with an original focus and bold, creative filmmaking. This fund allows TFI to fund many audience-grabbing genres that fall under the documentary umbrella including arts, sports, hybrid and experimental projects.

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One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - Call for Entries

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - Call for Entries

Thursday 2nd October, 2014

One World would like to invite you to submit your films to the 17th edition of the festival.

Outstanding documentaries on social and political issues are chosen based on the quality of the filmmaking and the power of their human stories.

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Kick-start Your Career in Foreign Reporting

Kick-start Your Career in Foreign Reporting

Tuesday 23rd September, 2014

Are you a university student, new entrant into journalism or filmmaking or working in NGO comms? Are you interested in stories from the developing world?
Attend One World Media's day-long event in Shoreditch to get inspired by a leading foreign correspondent, learn how to survive as a freelancer and get your work commissioned - all crucial skills in today's competitive media industry.

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BFI Future Film Festival: Documentary Brief Apply now!

BFI Future Film Festival: Documentary Brief Apply now!

Saturday 20th September, 2014

The BFI are offering five IdeasTap members the chance to get their short docs screened as part of their Future Film Festival 2015.

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HOT DOCS 2015 FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

HOT DOCS 2015 FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

Friday 19th September, 2014

Hot Docs is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Festival! Newly revised submission guidelines and FAQs are available online.

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Register now for Sundance Film Festival Pass

Register now for Sundance Film Festival Pass

Friday 19th September, 2014

Register for a Festival Pass or Package Today

Purchasing a pass or package is the key to early ticket selection, access and flexibility for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Subscribe to THE DOCHOUSE PODCAST!

Subscribe to THE DOCHOUSE PODCAST!

Wednesday 17th September, 2014

The brand new DocHouse podcast brings you the very best from our most recent events including post-screening panel discussions, masterclasses and filmmaker Q&As as well as some gems from our ten years of archive.

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Deconstructing the Soundtrack

Deconstructing the Soundtrack

Thursday 11th September, 2014

A weekend workshop at the London Film School

London Film School Workshops and The School of Sound return with this exciting two-day seminar series. Following on from recent sound courses, the seminars are aimed at those working in screen-based media, and offer three further perspectives on the use of sound and music in filmmaking.

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The Leipzig Networking Days at the 57th DOK Leipzig festival

The Leipzig Networking Days at the 57th DOK Leipzig festival

Thursday 11th September, 2014

Save your seat now for the Leipzig Networking Days 2014. A great chance to network with top European commissioners and learn all about pitching. At the Leipzig Networking Days, content creators meet decision makers, and internationally-renowned professionals meet young talent. The weekend is packed with pitches, industry talks, networking and inspiration.

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Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE LOOK OF SLIENCE wins Grand Jury Prize at Venice

Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE LOOK OF SLIENCE wins Grand Jury Prize at Venice

Monday 8th September, 2014

A year after they were first allowed to be included in competition, a documentary scooped a major award at this years Venice Film Festival. Joshua Oppenheimer's extremely well-received The Look Of Silence, which is a companion piece to Oscar nominated The Act Of Killing, won the Grand Jury Prize.

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Carnegie Hall & Ubuntu present: Sounds of Freedom

Carnegie Hall & Ubuntu present: Sounds of Freedom

Friday 5th September, 2014

Ubuntu Education Fund presents a musical journey of social activism and reflection with Hugh Masekela and Dr. Frank Lipman. Q&A to follow.

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58th BFI London Film Festival announce programme

58th BFI London Film Festival announce programme

Wednesday 3rd September, 2014

The programme for the 58th BFI London Film Festival launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year's selection of films and events.

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City Visions at the Barbican

City Visions at the Barbican

Thursday 28th August, 2014

A season of films, talks and debates, exploring the ways in which cinema has engaged with the phenomenon of the modern city and the experience of urban life.

In the 21st century, the city will triumph.

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Beeld voor Beeld Documentary Film Festival Call for Entries

Beeld voor Beeld Documentary Film Festival Call for Entries

Wednesday 27th August, 2014

Beeld voor Beeld is a documentary film festival that is concerned with cultural diversity. Rooted in visual anthropology, the festival screens documentaries on various sub/cultures offering discussions and seminars.

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Submissions are now open for Open City Documentary Festival 2015

Submissions are now open for Open City Documentary Festival 2015

Wednesday 27th August, 2014

Submissions are now open for the fifth edition of Open City Documentary Festival! We showcase the best in contemporary non-fiction filmmaking and we're on the hunt for shorts and feature length documentary films from anywhere in the world.

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FOCAL International's Archive Based Programme Pitching Competition

FOCAL International's Archive Based Programme Pitching Competition

Friday 15th August, 2014

FOCAL International's 2nd archive based programme pitching competition has been launched. Following the success of it's first Archive Based Programme Pitching Competition in 2013, won by Meghan Horvath (pictured below, with Richard Melman and Figs Jackman of Spring Films) FOCAL International and Spring Films have launched a second competition designed to encourage young film makers to realise the value and fun of making productions that use archive footage.

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Lisbon Docs: Deadline approaching

Lisbon Docs: Deadline approaching

Friday 8th August, 2014

The dealine for Lisbon Docs 2014 is fast approaching. Lisbon Docs is an international financing and co-production forum for documentary film, which takes place in the framework of Doclisboa - International Film Festival. The deadline for submissions is August 15th.

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London Film Academy - Courses

London Film Academy - Courses

Thursday 7th August, 2014

The London Film Academy has released a list of upcoming film courses. Click for a full list.

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Pioneer of Modern Documentary Robert Drew dies aged 90

Pioneer of Modern Documentary Robert Drew dies aged 90

Friday 1st August, 2014

The pioneering documentary film-maker Robert Drew has died at the age of 90. Drew championed an observational style that avoided direct editing of subjects and the use of narrators.

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The Greatest Documentaries of All Time

The Greatest Documentaries of All Time

Friday 1st August, 2014

What are the greatest documentaries ever made? Sight & Sound magazine polled 340 critics, programmers and filmmakers in the search for authoritative answers.

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Grierson announces shortlist for 2014 awards

Grierson announces shortlist for 2014 awards

Tuesday 29th July, 2014

The Grierson Trust has announced the shortlist for Grierson 2014: The British Documentary Awards. Eight films are shortlisted in 11 categories plus eight documentary presenters.

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Last places still available for UCL & Open City Docs MA Ethnographic and Documentary Film

Last places still available for UCL & Open City Docs MA Ethnographic and Documentary Film

Friday 25th July, 2014

This October Open City Docs will launch a unique Masters programme teaching factual film practice at one of the world's great research universities led by leading film professionals from the world of documentary.

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Guardian Masterclass: Introduction to Making Documentaries

Guardian Masterclass: Introduction to Making Documentaries

Tuesday 8th July, 2014

Join an ensemble of documentary heavyweights including legendary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Biggie & Tupac, Kurt & Courtney) and directors Julien Temple (London: The Modern Babylon, The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle and Glastonbury) and Marc Isaacs (The Road: A Story of Life and Death, All White in Barking and Men of the City) for this stunning symposium on the art and science of translating real-life stories for the screen.

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Apply Now: 59th Cork Film Festival, November 2014

Apply Now: 59th Cork Film Festival, November 2014

Friday 4th July, 2014

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR 59TH CORK FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 2014

Late submission: Until midnight August 5th. Shorts €30 Features €30

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EDN launch Co-Production Guide

EDN launch Co-Production Guide

Friday 4th July, 2014

EDN have just launched a brand new financing tool The EDN Co-Production Guide. It provides information on co-prodcution opportunities in 27 European countries.

The information has been provided by experienced producers from each country and been edited by EDN Head of Studies Mikael Opstrup.

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Music of the Wild - The Sound of the Living World

Music of the Wild - The Sound of the Living World

Wednesday 2nd July, 2014

Richard Blackford, Bernie Krause and Chris Watson.

Three leading talents explore the converging spheres of sound and music.

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DocHouse to screen Edinburgh International Film Festival winner in August

DocHouse to screen Edinburgh International Film Festival winner in August

Tuesday 1st July, 2014

DocHouse is proud to announce that in August we will screen My Name is Salt. Winner of Best Documentary Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The screening will take place on 28th August, at the ICA.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest announces Market Toolkit workshops

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces Market Toolkit workshops

Tuesday 1st July, 2014

Sheffield Doc/Fest is pleased to present the Market Toolkit workshops as a follow up to this years festival. Doc/Fest is setting up shop for the summer in London's East End to bring you three days of workshops to hone your skills in pitching, funding and distribution, and provide you with an essential Market Toolkit to get your project out there into the world.

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Mistaken for Strangers wins Doc prize at East End Film Festival

Mistaken for Strangers wins Doc prize at East End Film Festival

Friday 27th June, 2014

East End Film Festival have announced this years award winners. Tom Berninger's MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS was named Best Documentary by a jury comprising British artists and filmmakers.

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Judgement in Hungury wins Grand Jury Prize at Open City Docs Fest

Judgement in Hungury wins Grand Jury Prize at Open City Docs Fest

Monday 23rd June, 2014

Judgment in Hungary by Hungarian director Eszter Hajdú, a documentary shot entirely in the confines of a courtroom has been announced as the Grand Jury prize winner at this year's Open City Docs Fest 2014.

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Return to Homs UK Cinema Release

Return to Homs UK Cinema Release

Wednesday 18th June, 2014

Award winning documentary Return to Homs is set for a UK cinema release.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest announce awards

Sheffield Doc/Fest announce awards

Friday 13th June, 2014

The Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 have just announced this years award winners. The Special Jury prize was awarded to Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime directed by Jacqui Morris & David Morris.

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IDA Documentary Awards - Early Entry Deadline

IDA Documentary Awards - Early Entry Deadline

Thursday 12th June, 2014

Submissions are open for the annual IDA Documentary Awards. The early entry deadline is tomorrow! Applicants have until July 3rd 2014 for regular entry.

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Bertha DocHouse at the Curzon Bloomsbury!

Bertha DocHouse at the Curzon Bloomsbury!

Thursday 5th June, 2014

DocHouse is proud and delighted to announce that we will be moving to a new, permanent home, and it's going to be the first cinema screen in the UK dedicated exclusively to documentaries!

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EMERGE - The Future of Film and Storytelling

EMERGE - The Future of Film and Storytelling

Friday 30th May, 2014

Step into the future of film, as The East End Film Festival explores the convergence of film, digital and storytelling at EMERGE. A day of talks at the Barbican Centre.

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Grierson Awards Last Day!

Grierson Awards Last Day!

Friday 30th May, 2014

Today is the last day to get your entries in for Grierson 2014: The British Documentary Awards. The closing date is 30 May 2014.

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One week to enter Grierson British Documentary Awards

One week to enter Grierson British Documentary Awards

Friday 23rd May, 2014

Just one week to go to get your entries in for Grierson 2014: The British Documentary Awards. The closing date is 30 May 2014.

 

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Announcing June at DocHouse

Announcing June at DocHouse

Tuesday 20th May, 2014

Our June programme includes a fantastic selection of films, Forest of the Dancing Spirits UK Premiere and Open City Docs Fest!

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DocAlliance Film Award goes to Portuguese film

DocAlliance Film Award goes to Portuguese film

Tuesday 20th May, 2014

The winning film of the Doc Alliance Award 2014 was announced today at the Doc Brunch in Cannes, an event co-hosted by CPH:DOX and the six other member festivals.

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Deconstructing the Soundtrack: A School of Sound Seminar Series

Deconstructing the Soundtrack: A School of Sound Seminar Series

Tuesday 13th May, 2014

You can still book a place on ths London Film School workshop in collaboration with The School of Sound.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 programme announced!

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 programme announced!

Thursday 8th May, 2014

Sheffield Doc/Fest have announced the full line-up for this years festival.

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Hot Docs Winners

Hot Docs Winners

Tuesday 6th May, 2014

On Saturday night Hot Docs Festival announced the 13 winners of this years festival. Including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers.

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Open City Docs Festival reveal programme

Open City Docs Festival reveal programme

Friday 2nd May, 2014

Open City Docs Fest starts on the 17th June! They have just announced their brilliant programme of films and events. Tickets will be available from the 8th May.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 - New MeetMarket Opportunities

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 - New MeetMarket Opportunities

Friday 2nd May, 2014

Sheffield Doc/Fest have announced the 64 unique projects from 19 countries taking part in the 2014 edition of MeetMarket. The selected projects cover the entire spectrum of factual media, crossing from TV to Cinema to Online, and everything inbetween and beyond.

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One World Media Awards

One World Media Awards

Wednesday 30th April, 2014

The 26th annual One World Media Awards will be held on 6th May at Kings Place in London. Tickets for the awards can be purchased through the One World Media website.

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Tribeca Film Festival Winners Announced

Tribeca Film Festival Winners Announced

Friday 25th April, 2014

Point and Shoot directed by Marshall Curry has won the Best Documentary Feature award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest have announced the 2014 Inspiration Award Winners

Sheffield Doc/Fest have announced the 2014 Inspiration Award Winners

Wednesday 23rd April, 2014

Each year Sheffield Doc/Fest acknowledges one person that has inspired documentary audiences and filmmakers alike by awarding them with the Sheffield Doc/Fest Inspiration Award. To celebrate the festival's 21st year they have also acknowledged 21 inspirational people working in documentary.

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Hot Docs Deal Maker

Hot Docs Deal Maker

Thursday 17th April, 2014

Hot Docs has announced the 50 projects that will be pitched at this year's Hot Docs Deal Maker, a one-on-one pitch-meeting program for producers seeking financing from the international marketplace.

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Coming up in May. . .

Coming up in May. . .

Wednesday 16th April, 2014

Our May programme includes a fantastic selection of films on a diverse range of subjects.

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Documentaries at Riverside Studios in May

Documentaries at Riverside Studios in May

Wednesday 16th April, 2014

Riverside Studios present a selection of brilliant documentaries as part of their May programme.

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Doc Finance Lab

Doc Finance Lab

Monday 14th April, 2014

DFG have launched DOC FINANCE LAB, a brand new documentary course, 3rd-6th June 2014. This 4 day intensive course will take you through each important stage of getting finance for your film and give you specific training on all aspects of what it means to be a successful producer. Find out more...

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Webdox 2014

Webdox 2014

Monday 14th April, 2014

Earlybird tickets are on sale for Webdox 2014. Discover strategies, ideas & technologies to spread your story online.

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Summerdocs 2014 - Deadline Extended

Friday 11th April, 2014

The NFTS offers a summer school where the expertise of professional mentors will help you begin to become the documentary maker you want to be. The application deadline has now passed, however late applications are being considered. Please contact registry via email stating your name, course of interest and contact details: info@nfts.co.uk

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The London Screenings

The London Screenings

Wednesday 9th April, 2014

Do you have a British feature currently seeking sales representation? As part of the London Screenings (formerly LUFF), Film London is offering emerging British film-makers the opportunity to have their latest projects showcased to sales companies, buyers and film festival directors from across the globe.

The deadline for Breakthrough is Thursday 24 April 2014.

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BBC Art Screen

BBC Art Screen

Monday 7th April, 2014

On Thursday 10th April a brand new festival is launching in Glasgow, dedicated to the arts documentary. Taking place as part of the Glasgow International Festival, Art Screen is a place for audiences, artists and filmmakers to be inspired by a selection of some of the best arts documentaries from around the world and to share experiences, views and ideas.

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Fresh Docs

Fresh Docs

Friday 4th April, 2014

Fresh Docs is a new initiative from Picturehouse Education.

Taking place at 7 Picturehouse Cinemas across the country, FRESH DOCS is an opportunity for young people aged 15 - 19 to watch, discuss, learn about and make documentary film.

Find out more...

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Grierson 2014 - The British Documentary Awards

Grierson 2014 - The British Documentary Awards

Tuesday 1st April, 2014

The Grierson Awards commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and the man widely regarded as the father of the documentary. Submissions for Grierson 2014 are now OPEN.

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Coming up in April...

Coming up in April...

Monday 24th March, 2014

We're proud to unveil our April programme of documentary screenings, presenting a spotlight on Syria, China and Belarus. Take a look at what's coming up....

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Open City Docs Fest Present...Once I Entered A Garden

Open City Docs Fest Present...Once I Entered A Garden

Tuesday 18th March, 2014

Open City Docs Fest continue their excellent season at Clapham Picturehouse on Monday 31st March with a screening of Avi Mograbi's latest doc, Once I Entered a Garden.

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The Unknown Known - Screening Sold Out!

The Unknown Known - Screening Sold Out!

Monday 17th March, 2014

Tickets have sold out for Wednesday's screening of The Unknown Known + Q&A with legendary filmmaker, Errol Morris.

Find out where else you can see the film and Errol Morris is person....

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Birds Eye View Festival Announce Programme!

Birds Eye View Festival Announce Programme!

Tuesday 11th March, 2014

Birds Eye View Festival have revealed their full programme. During the festival we're excited to partner on a screening of Anna Eborn's Pine Ridge, Wednesday 9th April at the BFI.

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Docs at BFI Flare, 20 - 30 March

Docs at BFI Flare, 20 - 30 March

Wednesday 5th March, 2014

BFI Flare (20 - 30 March) celebrates the best of queer cinema and showcases over 50 shorts and features from around the world. Take a look at this year's documentary highlights...

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Documentary Festival Launching in Budapest

Documentary Festival Launching in Budapest

Wednesday 5th March, 2014

A new documentary festival is established in Budapest, Hungary. The Budapest International Documentary Festival will be the first international competition and platform in Hungary for creative national and international documentaries without thematic restriction. The first edition of BIDF takes place on September 25-28, 2014.

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Film Entry for IDFA 2014 is Now Open!

Wednesday 5th March, 2014

Find out how you can submit your docs to IDFA 2014....

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DFG Workshop: How to Develop your Documentary Idea and Get it Commissioned

Friday 28th February, 2014

Join the Documentary Filmmakers Group for a one day workshop aimed at giving filmmakers the necessary skills to develop their documentary project. Find out more...

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One World Media Awards - Longlist Revealed

One World Media Awards - Longlist Revealed

Friday 28th February, 2014

The longlist for the 26th annual One World Media Awards has been revealed. The top three nominees in each category will be announced in late March and the winners will be announced at the ceremony on the 6th May. Take a look at the full list...

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Announcing March at DocHouse

Announcing March at DocHouse

Wednesday 19th February, 2014

We're thrilled to reveal our March programme, take a look and see what brilliant documentaries and special guest Q&As we've got coming up next month...

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One Word Media Intern Opportunities

Wednesday 19th February, 2014

One World Media are looking for two individuals for a Communications internship to help with their annual awards and a Digital Media internship to support their Education programme. Find out how to apply...

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Birds Eye View Announce 2014 Festival Dates

Birds Eye View Announce 2014 Festival Dates

Monday 17th February, 2014

This year's Birds Eye View Festival will run from 8th -13th April, with an International Women's Day Gala screening of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan's documentary WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES on March 8th!

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The Act of Killing wins Best Documentary Award at the BAFTAs

Monday 17th February, 2014

Congratulations to The Act of Killing for winning the Best Documentary Award at the BAFTAs, beating off stiff competition from Blackfish, The Armstrong Lie, Tim's Vermeer and We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks!

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The Language of Film Poetry

The Language of Film Poetry

Friday 14th February, 2014

Literature Wales have launched a two week course on The Language of Film Poetry, led by Zillah Bowes, Asher Tlalim and Jane Corbett.

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Displaced Perssons - Screening Cancelled

Monday 3rd February, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel our screening of DISPLACED PERSSONS this Thursday (6th February). Regrettably, the Swedish producers of the film have had to ask us to delay the screening in order to solve a contractual issue, which we weren't aware of until today. This was a difficult decision to make, but ultimately there were no other options. We may be able to show the film again later in the year, but nothing is confirmed just yet. We'll keep you posted.

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Tour de Cinema

Tour de Cinema

Friday 31st January, 2014

The Tour de France is coming to Britain for 100 days this summer, starting in Yorkshire! To celebrate, Sheffield Doc/Fest present the Tour de Cinema as a major strand of the Yorkshire Festival. Special documentary and fiction films will be screening free to the public, popping up in beautiful open-air locations, National Trust venues, and community spaces across the county.

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Create a Short Film for Sundance London!

Create a Short Film for Sundance London!

Wednesday 29th January, 2014

Sundance London are giving talented filmmakers the chance to have their film screened as part of Sundance London 2014. This is a real chance for filmmakers to have a platform for their work at one of the most prestigious events in the film calendar. Find out how you can apply...

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London Investigative Film Festival 2014

London Investigative Film Festival 2014

Tuesday 28th January, 2014

Bookings are now open for year's London Investigative Film Festival, held from 7-9 February at City University. Take a look at the programme...

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Sundance Film Festival Winners 2014

Sundance Film Festival Winners 2014

Monday 27th January, 2014

Congratulations to all the winners at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Find out who won the major documentary prizes...

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IDFA Bertha Fund Deadline Approaching

IDFA Bertha Fund Deadline Approaching

Friday 17th January, 2014

The IDFA Bertha Fund supports documentary filmmakers (and festivals) in developing countries by offering them financial contributions to complete their projects. The deadline to submit a project is February 1st 2014.

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Oscar Nominations Revealed

Oscar Nominations Revealed

Thursday 16th January, 2014

Congratulations to the five docs nominated to win the Best Documentary Oscar at this year's award ceremony. Find out which five docs have been selected...

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One World Media Awards - Call for Entries

One World Media Awards - Call for Entries

Thursday 9th January, 2014

There are only three weeks left to enter the One World Media Awards.

The annual One World Media Awards is one of the foremost awards events in the UK. It rewards the most outstanding coverage of the developing world and recognises the unique role of journalists and filmmakers in increasing cultural understanding and promoting fairness and justice worldwide.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday 29th January.

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BAFTA Reveals 2014 Best Documentary Nominees

BAFTA Reveals 2014 Best Documentary Nominees

Wednesday 8th January, 2014

BAFTA have revealed which five documentaries are nominated for the Best Documentary Award 2014. Find out which brilliant docs have been selected...

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Documentaries at Riverside Studios in January Supported by DocHouse

Documentaries at Riverside Studios in January Supported by DocHouse

Thursday 2nd January, 2014

In January DocHouse is proud to support a selection of brilliant documentaries from Riverside's screening programme.

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