Short Film News (SFN) -The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday announced its shortlist of 15 documentary features. The documentary branch determined the shortlist from a pool of 145 submissions and will select the five nominees to be announced on January 24.
Short Film News (SFN) -Albert Maysles, who collaborated along with his late brother David in a documentary career that included the troubling 1970 concert film Gimme Shelter, has died. He was 88.
Short Film News (SFN) -Heather Croall, the CEO and festival director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, is to step down after nine years in the role. Croall will leave the documentary festival in mid-February and return to Australia, where she will take up the position of CEO and festival director of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Short Film News (SFN) -Doc Services announced the arrival of Jean-Luc Bertin as Commercial Director of its international marketplaces, Sunny Side of the Doc and Asian Side of the Doc.
Short Film News (SFN) -Studio Canal is adding Michael Winterbottom’s economic documentary “The Emperor’s New Clothes” to its lineup ahead of American Film Market (AFM). The film unites comedian Russell Brand with director Winterbottom in a documentary about the financial crisis from international banking centers in London’s City and New York.
Short Film News (SFN) -Malik Bendjelloul, the Oscar-winning Swedish film director behind the documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," was found dead in Stockholm Tuesday afternoon. He was 36 years old.
Short Film News (SFN) -A follow up to our recent discussion on contenders for the 2014 Best Documentary Oscar. The Academy has culled its list down to 15 feature documentary films still in consideration. Final Oscar nominations will be announced on January 16.
Short Film News (SFN) -The International Documentary Assn. will honor Alex Gibney with IDA Documentary Awards at a ceremony in December. The 29th annual IDA Documentary Awards will be held Dec. 6 at the Director’s Guild in Los Angeles.
Short Film News (SFN) -The Tribeca Film Festival will get off to a musical start this year, with Tom Berninger's documentary, "Mistaken for Strangers," slated to open the festival's 12th annual edition, festival organizers said Thursday.
Short Film News (SFN) - 2013 Doc MogulHot Docs will present Debra Zimmerman with the 2013 Doc Mogul Award. Executive director of Women Make Movies, Zimmerman will be presented with the Doc Mogul Award at a luncheon in her honour, to be held on Tuesday, April 30, during the 2013 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, April 25 to May 5, in Toronto.
Short Film News (SFN) -The IDFA Bertha Fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. The deadline to submit a project for the first selection round of 2013 is 1 February 2013.
Short Film News (SFN) -The winners of the 25th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) were announced. First Cousin Once Removed (USA) by Alan Berliner won the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. Esther Hertog (NL) received the award for best debut and the Dioraphte IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary for Soldier on the Roof.
Short Film News (SFN) -The award winners for 15th Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) were announced at the closing event at the Grande Bibliotheque in Montreal.
Short Film News (SFN) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its shortlist in the documentary short subject contest. The films graduated from a pool of 31 eligible entries and three to five will make it to the nominations stage on Jan 10 2013.
Short Film News (SFN) -Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky will be putting together his Top 10 for this year’s 25th anniversary IDFA. Kossakovsky made his debut in 1993 with Belovy, immediately winning both the award for best feature-length documentary and the IDFA audience award.
Short Film News (SFN) -IDFA is renewing its partnership with Documentary Campus this year. Alumni of Documentary Campus can benefit from discounts on the IDFA Festival Pass. By partnering with Documentary Campus and thus with reelisor.com, IDFAencourages the international documentary world not only to network in Amsterdam during the festival (14-25 November), but also online year-round.