My Favorite War

CONTROL: An animated coming of age story about escape from authoritarian brainwash. [Director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen]

Doclisboa to put focus on work & labour for 18th edition

The 18th edition of Doclisboa International Film Festival will put work and labour on focus from October 22 to November 1, 2020. Consisting of...

The Documentary Life & D-Word partner in service to expanded documentary community

Dedicated to the conversation around its craft and lifestyle, The Documentary Life podcast has become the highest-ranked podcast specifically on documentary filmmaking. The inspiring...

Sundance Film Festival looking to assume expanded form for 2021; screen across 20 cities

In light of uncertain times, the #Sundance Film Festival has outlined a drastic new form for its 2021 event. In taking into consideration a...

Cannes Docs – Marché du Film: The complete winners

As every year, #Cannes Docs# – Marché du Film partnered with a number of premiere international festivals and organizations to showcase curated selections of...

Ji.hlava IDFF plays on the light with 2020 visual identity

Visual artist, book designer, and long term collaborator Juraj Horváth has unveiled the visual identity for the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, running...

This week, join Ex Oriente Film 2020 through online lectures & case studies

The Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) invites audiences to join the online programme for the first session of Ex Oriente Film 2020. Starting today, 23...


Fat Front

IDENTITY A Scandinavian doc making a bid to renegotiate fatness. [Director Louise Unmack Kjeldsen, Louise Detlefsen]

Films that can be streamed from our partners (click tag to see more)


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. [Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova]

For Sama

SYRIA: A painful documentary infused with the occasional breath of poetry and beauty from Aleppo. [Director Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts]

Varda by Agnès

AUTOBIOGRAPHY: At 90, French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda reflects on her career and a creative philosophy of community and empathy. [Director Agnès Varda]

What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire?

BLACK AMERICA: Robert Minervini’s new documentary examines a community of disenfranchised people in New Orleans and their struggle for survival in a country that seems to have forsaken them. [Director Roberto Minervini]

Cinema Futures

DIGITALISATION: Cinema Futures is both a poetic farewell to a disappearing medium and a complex analysis of the mixed aspects of digital revolution. [Director Michael Palm]

Becoming Animal

ECOLOGY: A magnificent documentary about the natural origins of what we consider to be man-made and the connection between man and nature. [Director Peter Mettler, Emma Davie]

Stop Filming Us!

AFRICA: A Dutch filmmaker looks to dissect the mechanisms underpinning the dominance of Western perspectives of the Congo and the African continent. [Director Joris Postema]

American Trial: The Eric Garner Story

RACISM: A superb experimental documentary about a trial that never was. [Director Roee Messinger]

The Walrus and the Whistleblower

ANIMAL RIGHTS: The plot to steal a walrus is at the heart of a Canadian whistleblower's attempt to end marine mammal captivity. [Director Nathalie Bibeau]

Almost Human

TECHNOLOGY: The interference between robots, artificial intelligence, and human beings. [Director Jeppe Rønde]

Altered States of Consciousness

HEALTH: A journey into the universe of Autism [Director Piotr Stasik]

xABo: Father Boniecki

FAITH: An intimate portrait of a man torn between his faith and concern about the contemporary Church. [Director Aleksandra Potoczek]

The Hypnotist

CONTROL: Intersecting power, truth, and myth through Finnish hypnotist Olavi Hakasalo. [Director Arthur Franck]

Last Knights of the Right Side

NATIONALISM: A 6-month documentation of Łódź right-wing National-Radical Camp activity. [Director Michał Edelman]

Cannes Docs – Marché du Film & CPH:DOX on «Documentary Production now – and beyond!»

CANNES DOCS: Cannes Docs - Marché du Film & CPH:DOX provide the informative panel discussion «Documentary Production now - and beyond!»

What’s happening to our planet?

ECOLOGY: How a massively popular nature TV series can help the world

We are movie cameras, lucidly dreaming

BOOKS: Filmmaker and curator Pamela Cohn knows all about the medium’s gallant struggle for a cinematic language that is new, immediate, and accessible to the viewer.

Docudays UA’s Digital DOCU/CLASS: «Force majeure has happened – and it’s global. How will festival policies change now?»

INDUSTRY A collection of documentary industry veterans discuss a topic that has been on the minds of many of us: In this new era, how will festival policies change?

On contemporary media ecology

MEDIA: A short but important book that everybody needs to read

The magic of documentary filmmaking

CINEMA: Some of the most talented documentary directors from around the world offer perspective on their approach to filmmaking.

About white men and machines

AI: Recent developments in the field of intelligent machines clearly demand a reflection. The latest book by Arthur I. Miller is dedicated to this, but it only partially fulfills its promise.

Conversations behind the movie camera

CINEMA: Through long-form conversations, Pamela Cohn offers a global collection of discussions on film and video as an essential medium for conveying the world's most urgent concerns.

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