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    FIFDH Geneva announces full programme for 19th festival edition

    The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) has announced the full program for their 19th edition, 5 - 14 March 2021....

    East Doc Platform announces full 2021 programme

    Made for Central and East European documentaries, The Institute of Documentary Film's East Doc Platform is the region's largest co-production, funding, and distribution platform....

    Visions du Réel Ateliers celebrates Tatiana Huezo Sánchez and Pietro Marcello

    The 52nd edition of Visions du Réel will celebrate Mexican-Salvadoran director Tatiana Huezo Sánchez (Tempestad) and Italian director #Pietro Marcello# (Bella e Perduta, Martin...

    Ji.hlava IDFF opens submissions for 2021 festival & 2022 Emerging Producers workshop

    The Ji.hlava International Documentary Festival has opened submissions for their 25th edition (26 - 31 October 2021). Accepted are feature-length, shorts, animated, and interactive...

    DocuDays UA to take 18th edition hybrid

    This spring, the 18th #Docudays UA# (26 March - 4 April, 2021) will be held in a hybrid format for the first time. The...

    Doc Society launches Climate Story Fund for environment focused impact

    Doc Society is on the lookout for creative non-fiction projects that can complete production in 2021 with support from the Climate Story Fund. In...

    Ex Oriente Film announces 3rd session guest tutors

    Ex Oriente Film workshop's third session will take place online during the East Doc Platform with lead tutors Mikael Opstrup, Iikka Vehkalahti, Ivana Pauerová...

    DAFilms expands with new Asian domain; Soda retrospective

    Following its Americas launch in early 2020, DAFilms now launches a bespoke platform in Asia. For $6.99 (monthly)/$4.99 (annual), documentary and festival enthusiasts on...

    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival sets globetrotting 2021 tribute programme

    The 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival has set the exciting tribute, titled «Destination: Journey», which aims to answer the questions: Why do we travel? What...

    The documentaries of Berlinale 2021

    The 71st #Berlinale will take place across two sessions in the still pandemic hit year of 2021. First, from 1 to 5 March, the...

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    CONTROL: In October 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never came out, leaving his fiancée and an international community of dissidents to piece together clues to his murder.

    The trauma mapped on a nation-state’s skin

    TRAUMA: An unorthodox documentary on the exceptional journey of one of Serbia's first female partisans, who helped lead the resistance in Auschwitz.

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    PERCEPTION: When an image speaks, who does it speak for?

    Paradise lost

    ENVIRONMENT: A single man wields enough power to uproot the living artifacts of his country’s collective history and memory.

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    RUSSIA: Two films look into the appeal and threat of Western favorite Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.