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    Lauren Greenfield and Alison Klayman Receive DGA Nominations for Best Documentary

    Earlier this week, the Directors Guild of America announced their nominees for best documentary. They’ve previously announced the nominees for film and television. Two women were nominated out of the five nominees which also includes Kirby Dick’s Academy Award nominated film The Invisibl...

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    3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women. That's just 20%.

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    Guest Post: Cinema Eye Honors 2013 Nominations

    In her latest research, Independent Women: Behind-the-Scenes Representation on Festival Films (2011-2012), Martha Lauzen found that in selected film festivals 39% of documentary directors were women, compared with 28% in her similar survey from 2008-2009. This finding confirmed anecdotal evidence th...

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    7 Tips For Navigating Conflicts in Documentary Filmmaking From Independent Film Week 2012

    Independent Film Week is currently underway in New York City, and the "Filmmaking in Conflict" panel discussion held Thursday incited an engaging conversation about the trials of documentary filmmaking in the modern age. From conflicts with subjects to dealing with lawsuits, the discussion's panelis...

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    FUTURES: 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' Director Alison Klayman On First Discovering The Artist and Returning to China

    Why She's On Our Radar: Rookie filmmaker Alison Klayman lucked out on her first project by managing to pin down China's most famous international artist and outspoken domestic critic, Ai Weiwei, for a documentary profile. Since premiering "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" at Sundance, where it went on to win...

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    Trailer Watch: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Directed by Alison Klayman

    Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry opened the Human Right Watch Film Festival in NY and will be in theatres on July 27th.

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    Sundance 2012: Advice for Filmmakers

    Chicken and Egg Pictures always has a great party at Sundance: delicious home-cooked food paired with a celebration of women filmmakers and the folks who support and nurture them.

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