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Sheffield Doc/Fest awards

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It was announced today at the annual Sheffield Doc/Fest awards ceremony, hosted by Jeremy Hardy, that the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2013 will see the introduction of The Tim Hetherington Award presented by Dogwoof. Says Oli Harbottle, Dogwoof,  “We are delighted to be collaborating with Doc/Fest on this award. Tim’s legacy will forever define what we do at Dogwoof, and his approach will inspire filmmakers for generations to come”. The Tim Hetherington Award will includ...

Sheffield Doc Fest Awards

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The winners of the BT Vision Sheffield Doc/Fest awards were announced last night at the Lyceum Theatre at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010. Don't miss the screenings of the winning films TOMORROW at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield...THE SHEFFIELD YOUTH JURY AWARD Awarded to Laura Fairrie forTHE BATTLE FOR BARKINGScreening: SUN 07 NOV / 09.45 / Showroom 1BCS DIGITAL REVOLUTIONS COMPETITIONWinners of the BCS Digital Revolutions short film competition,devised to encourage people to look more closely at how i...

LFF - PINK SARIS [2010] dir Kim Longinotto

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  PINK SARIS is easily one of the most interesting, relevant and fascinating documentaries I have ever seen. Kim Longinotto has pretty much raised the bar for all the documentaries that will be screening at the London Film Festival this year. Also, it is no wonder that it has been nominated for a few awards.  The film documents and celebrates Sampat Pal, a woman fighting social injustices towards women and girls in Northern India. And Sampat is more than deserving of th...

Belfast film festival hits mid mark

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We're hittin close to the mid-festival bump!Mike Figgis' new digital venture LOVE LIVE LONGDes Bell presents his new film starring Stephen Rea, MACGILL TACHRAN GAN TODHCHAIMexican trial suspense for innocent men PRESUMED GUILTYRegarded as one of the UK's finest filmmakers, BFF favourite Kim Longinotto returns with ROUGH AUNTIESThe surreal Pop Art world of Jeff Keen in GAZWRX: THE FILMS OF JEFF KEENWHO KILLED NANCY?And the Ealing Comedies continue with THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUITA re-release from t...

First woman director to receive True Vision Award at True/False

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Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto has been named the 2009 recipient of the True/False Film Festival's prestigious True Vision Award. Two of Longinotto's films, ROUGH AUNTIES, winner of the World Cinema Documentary Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and GAEA GIRLS, will screen at True/False, where the filmmaker will be on hand this weekend to accept the award. The sole award of the festival is given annually to a filmmaker whose work shows a dedication to the creat...

The Sundance Awards

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival culminated with a celebration recognizing the films that Festival juries and audiences selected for awards. Festivalgoers packed into the Park City Racquet Club for this special evening highlighting some of the 2009 Festival’s most original voices. Jane Lynch, the ceremony's host, followed in the spirit of this year's storytime theme and opened with a windy mad-lib pieced together by this year's film titles.” In fact, at the risk of sounding Crude let me tell ...

Birds Eye View festival presents nine days of inspiration

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BIRDS EYE VIEW (BEV) film festival presents nine days of inspiration and celebration, showcasing the very best work from women filmmakers with over 70 events including screenings, workshops and parties at 7 London venues including the ICA and BFI. See www.birds-eye-view.co.uk for more info.There are still 4 days of the festival left to explore and packed with excellent films, docs and workshops … so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!Highlights include:EXPIRED + Director Q&A (Cecilia...

IDFA Celebrates The World Of Documentary Film

 Tuesday, December 4--------IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, concluded its 10-day marathon of films this past weekend with the announcement of its major awards. The Festival, which celebrated its twentienth anniversary this year amid an explosion of film attendance and a major change in screening venues, has emerged as one of the hallmark events on the documentary film calendar. Films from all over the world not only get screened at IDFA, but sales are made and developme...

STRANDED Wins Top Award At IDFA

 Tuesday, December 4--------IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, concluded its 10-day marathon of films this past weekend with the announcement of its major awards. The Festival, which celebrated its twentienth anniversary this year amid an explosion of film attendance and a major change in screening venues, has emerged as one of the hallmark events on the documentary film calendar. Films from all over the world not only get screened at IDFA, but sales are made and developme...

Stranded wins top prize at IFDA

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IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, concluded its 10-day marathon of films this past weekend with the announcement of its major awards. The Festival, which celebrated its twentienth anniversary this year amid an explosion of film attendance and a major change in screening venues, has emerged as one of the hallmark events on the documentary film calendar. Films from all over the world not only get screened at IDFA, but sales are made and development pitches are presented that ...

IFDA: Amsterdam's other peep Show

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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam will celebrate its 20th incarnation November 22-December 2 in the Dutch city dubbed the “Venice of the North.” Though relatively unknown in the States, IDFA is a critical stop on the documentary festival circuit. The 10-day fest will screen more than 300 documentaries in 20 sections, starting out with Richard Robbins’ Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience. A collage of letters, essays, poems and diary excerpts by U.S. soldier...

Oscar Hopefuls At IDFA

Monday, November 27----Three of the fifteen documentary feature films selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as contenders for this year's Best Documentary Oscar are associated with the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA). The 79th Academy Awards will be given out on Sunday, February 27, 2007 in Los Angeles. SISTERS IN LAW, co-directed by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi, opened last year's Festival and also copped the prestigious IDFA Audi...

The 29th Göteborg Film Festival 27 January-6 February 2006

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As the major film festival in Scandinavia, the 29th Göteborg Film Festival will screen more than 400 high quality Nordic and international films during the ten-day period of the festival.The next edition of the festival will take place from January 27 until February 6, 2006. This year’s director in focus is the British documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto, who has devoted her work to portraying the situation of women all over the world. Kim Longinotto has lived and worked in Japan, Iran and ...

Sisters in Law to open IDFA 2005

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International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 200524 November, 4 decemberSisters in Law (England, 2005) by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi will be the opening film at the 18th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), to be held from 24 November through 4 December. In addition, IDFA will be presenting a retrospective programme of documentaries by French filmmaker and photographer Raymond Depardon, part of a large-scale overview of his work being organised by the Filmmuseum Amsterdam ...

Sisters in Law to open IDFA 2005

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International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 200524 November, 4 decemberSisters in Law (England, 2005) by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi will be the opening film at the 18th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), to be held from 24 November through 4 December. In addition, IDFA will be presenting a retrospective programme of documentaries by French filmmaker and photographer Raymond Depardon, part of a large-scale overview of his work being organised by the Filmmuseum Amsterdam ...
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