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DocPoint Helsinki celebrates 20th anniversary with 70+ films; new competition sections

Celebrating its 20th anniversary between 29 January and 7 February 2021, #DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will showcase over 70 films representing 38...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival spotlights podcasts with new festival section

Following the likes of #Tribeca and #SXSW, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is one of the first to explore the world of podcasts in a...

23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival splits across two primary dates

This year's 23rd edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will take place across two primary dates with special screenings between. From 4 - 14 March...

36th IDA Documentary Awards: The complete winners

This week, the International Documentary Association (IDA) handed out their annual awards for achievement in non-fiction storytelling. On 16 January, 2021, IDA presented a...

Cinéma du réel previews 43rd festival

The 43rd edition of Cinéma du réel, held 12 - 21 March 2021, forges ahead with its programme, regardless of the health situation in...

FIFDH announces «Filming for Human Rights» webinar as part of 2021 Impact Day public programme

For 2021, the first part of #FIFDH Impact Lab, held online on 27 January, from 15:00 - 18:30 (CET), features the webinar «Filming for...

‘Collective’ Director refuses Romanian cultural award

Alexander Nanau, director of the acclaimed documentary Collective, has turned down Romania's “Cultural Merit” medal. To be presented by the countries president Klaus Iohannis...

Doclisboa postpones fourth session «So Many Stories Left Untold»

Doclisboa has been forced to postpone its fourth session, «So Many Stories Left Untold», which was scheduled to take place from 14-20 January, 2021...

Visions du Réel announces Emmanuel Carrère 2021 Guest of Honour

The 52nd edition of Visions du Réel, taking place from 15 to 25 April 2021, will pay tribute to the French author, filmmaker, and...

FIPADOC announces full programme; postpones physical festival

FIPADOC - International Documentary Festival in Biarritz, France, has postponed screening dates until later in the year, leaving its Professional Days programme intact for...

last doc reviews

Toxic travels

CAPITALISM: How safe is the air we breathe on commercial airline flights?

Proud to be an American

POLITICS: Touching on almost every aspect of life, Frederick Wiseman's latest opus illustrates all ways a local city administration can engage in civil discourse with its citizens.

On the extraordinary achievements of an ordinary man

LANGUAGE: Through one man's extensive travels and research over a 25-year span, a comparative study of 4 Indian languages is created.

Anatomy of a resistance struggle

LABOUR: A long period of de-industrialisation gives way to a decaying landscape through the decline of a mining community.

When values clash

FAMILY: The daughter of a secular father and a devout mother tells the story reflective of the political events leading to the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
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