Ji.hlava announces first details as it sets to return to cinemas for 25th edition

    The 25th Ji.hlava IDFF will take place from October 26 to 31, 2021. Now, it has announced its first details as it prepares to...
    9/11: NYC EPICENTERS 9/11➔2021½ (dir: Spike Lee) Weaving together the stories, memories, and insights of those who were eyewitnesses to New York’s greatest challenges, Spike Lee's limited series is a rich tapestry of New York City in the 21st century.
    CPH:LAB announces 9 projects for 2021/2022 Nine immersive documentary projects have been selected for CPH:DOX’s talent development and training programme, CPH:LAB. Exploring the subject of Transformations the participants will present...
    MEMORY: 8:15 (dir: J.R. Heffelfinger) Weaving audio and video recordings, archival images, and re-enactments, an innovative documentary give a first-person account of the Hiroshima bombing.
    Feminine mystique: Rewriting the female narrative in Terra Femme and Sava This year’s 20th #DokuFest offered over 200 films from all around the world across its 19 sections. These sections consisted of films focusing on...
    CONFLICT: Babi Yar. Context (dir: Sergei Loznitsa) Reconstructing and visualising the historical context of the Babi Yar tragedy, where 33,771 Jews were massacred during Ukraine's German occupation.
    LABOUR: Factory to the Workers (dir: Srdjan Kovacevic) Under Tito's watchful eye, a post-Socialist dream of workers' ownership is put to the capitalist test.
    The Mole Agent-Maite Alberdi

    The years to come

    SOCIETY: Maite Alberdi's film cleverly touches on a delicate theme and invites us with compassion and tenderness to reflect on isolation, the rigours of patriarchal society, and the organisation of work and family.
    Her Mothers-documentary-featured

    At home in another Europe

    CONTROL: In increasingly authoritarian Hungary, two women face several hardships in their adoption of a young Roma child.
    Slow News-documentary-featured

    Information crises – a way of no return

    JOURNALISM: When democracy bases start to vanish.

    Women of the world – united on film

    SOCIETY: Woman is the sequel to Yann Arthus-Bertrand's panoramic portrait of humanity, this time focusing on the female part of the world's population.
    Caught in the Net-MTR-featured

    Playing in the online dark

    ABUSE: In a radical psychosocial experiment, the scope of online child abuse in the Czech Republic is uncovered.
    exemplary behaviour-featured

    Elegy for the imprisoned

    REHABILITATION: In viewing Vilnius prisoners serving life sentences, Exemplary Behaviour examines the paradox between justice and forgiveness.
    Visions du Réel opens call for 2022 edition
    Visions du Réel, International Film Festival Nyon has officially opened their call (2 September 2021) for submissions for the 2022 festival edition—its 53rd. The...
    Nordisk Panorama announces full programme; Includes new Cinema Walk and indie game focus Nordisk Panorama has released their full festival programme for this year's 32nd edition. With it, Nordisk Panorama will offer fully-packed film and industry programme...
    Baltic Sea Docs announces the programme of its 25th anniversary edition 18 film project representing 17 countries will participate in-person (Riga) and online in the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries between 1 - 12 September,...
    Human Rights Film Festival Berlin announces full programme for 4th festival edition From 16 to 25 September, the fourth Human Rights Film Festival Berlin will screen forty documentaries exploring the themes of #democracy, #freedom and #human...
    Sarajevo Film Festival: The documentary winners As part of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival's award ceremony, the documentary awards we handed out last night, 19 August, 2021, on site in...
    2021 Docu Talents From the East award announced at Sarajevo Film Festival Today, the Docu Talent Award 2021 for the best documentary project in post-production from the region of Central and Eastern Europe was announced at...
    Nordisk Panorama announces competition programme for 32nd edition The 32th edition of #Nordisk Panorama# Film Festival is taking off in Malmö, Sweden in 16 - 21 September. 62 films have been selected...
    Astra Film Festival announces Focus Romania programme for 28th edition Couples intimacy, the absurdity of borders, #Carpathian bears... these are some of the topics that the 28th Astra Film Festival (5 - 12 September,...
    BRUCE MAU: Massive change How about a look back over 30 years, to be able to see and act into the future?
    NORDISK PANORAMA: «We noticed quite early on that this year's films would be a challenge to thematise» Documentary programmers Cecilia Lidin and Hawa Sanneh on the festival's 32nd edition.
    TIFF: «Out of 11 bioregions in the European Union, Romania has 5. More than any other country» Modern Times Review speaks with Wild Romania director Dan Dinu ahead of the epic nature documentary's world premiere.
    SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGIST: Freedom, equality and sisterhood With topics such as forced marriage, child marriage, rape, and honour killings, Professor Unni Wikan has studied people all her life, but not least – the Muslim. She has had to avoid that.
    TAIWAN: The new tendencies of Taiwanese documentary
    A creative mixture of documentary, animation, and experimental approaches, offers a spectrum of contemporary Taiwan’s lived realities.
    CPH:DOX: Change Makers: important topics, varying quality
    The non-competitive «Change Makers» section presented critical works provoking a wave of necessary discussions in society.
    TECHNOLOGY: The Enemy Knows the System (auth: Marta Peirano) Manipulation of ideas, people, and influences after the attention economy.
    HEALTHCARE: The Care Crisis (auth: Emma Dowling) Is reinstalling empathy the only fix to society's current crisis of caring.
    GENRE: The Process Genre. Cinema and the Aesthetic of Labor (auth: Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky) In a deliciously written book, Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky delineates, dissects, and names a visual genre we are all familiar with but have not yet learned to appreciate its full potential and implications.
    GENDER: Good Wife, Wise Mother (auth: Anne-Stine Johnsbråten) An exclusive insight into the different roles Japanese women play in society.
    ART: Conflictual Aesthetics: Artistic Activism and the Public Sphere (auth: Oliver Marchart) Though many of today's patrons use art as a giant advertising pillar, what can art still do when politicians lie?
    MEDIA: The Media Manifesto (auth: Justin Schlosberg, …) Profiling, information control, behavior-regulating nudges and the sale of personal data should prove to be the reality, rather than the realisation of the internet as a publicist network.
    LATE MODERNITY: The Uncontrollability of the World (auth: Hartmut Rosa) People today are gaining more and more control over their surroundings – but are losing touch with the world. Where is the limit for measurements, quality assurances, quantifications and bureaucratic routines?
    COVID-19: Everything Must Change!: The World after Covid-19 (auth: Renata Avila, …) A gathering of influential voices from around the world to weigh in on the progressive possibilities in the wake of COVID-19.
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