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    Top Dozen Documentary Film Festivals: Up Next, Hot Docs and Full Frame

    With the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announcing its 2014 lineup of Tribute and Thematic Program films, we put together a compendium of the top dozen must-attend doc fests around the country.

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    Here's a First Look at Hot Docs Entry 'Waiting for August' from Romania (TRAILER)

    From director Teodora Ana Mihai comes "Waiting for August," a slow-boil Romanian social doc about a 15-year-old girl who must care for her six siblings while her mother makes ends meet abroad.

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    Hot Docs Announces Full 2014 Lineup

    Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced the full film line-up for the upcoming 21st edition -- running April 24–May 4 -- at a press conference this morning at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto.

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    Hot Docs Announces 2014 Forum Projects

    Hot Docs has announced the 19 projects that will be pitched during this year's Hot Docs Forum, a major North American market for the international documentary community.

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    Hot Docs Announces First Titles For 2014 Festival

    Hot Docs has just announced the 14 documentary features that will make up this year's Special Presentations program. The selected films are a combination of international and world premieres, recent festival award winners, and works by "master filmmakers or featuring some star subjects."

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    Hot Docs Will Pay Tribute to Filmmaker John Zaritsky

    Toronto's documentary film festival Hot Docs will pay tribute to Canadian filmmaker John Zaritsky in its 21st annual Focus On retrospective. This year's festival will be held from April 24 to May 4, and the full Zaritsky program will be announced in March.

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    Barbara Kopple's 'Harlan County, USA' To Receive Legacy Award from Cinema Eye

    Barbara Kopple's groundbreaking documentary "Harlan County, USA" which chronicles a historic Kentucky coal miner strike, will receive the fifth annual Legacy Award from Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking.

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    Chris McDonald Steps Into New Role At Hot Docs; Brett Hendrie Named New Executive Director

    Longtime Hot Docs executive director Chris McDonald will step into a newly created position of president of the organization, it was announced today. Brett Hendrie, Hot Docs’ managing director for the past 10 years, was appointed the organization’s new executive director. McDonald will directly over...

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    One of the Most Surprising and Compelling Financial Crisis Docs Wasn't at Sundance, SXSW or Tribeca

    The most complicated examination of the financial crisis and contemporary capitalism this year wasn't to be found at Sundance, SXSW or Tribeca. "A Whole Lott More" premiered a few weeks ago at Toronto's Hot Docs, where it placed third in the festival's Audience Award poll.

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    How to Film Politicians: A Guide to Gaining Access from the Filmmakers of 'Caucus'

    AJ Schnack and Nathan Truesdell are well known in the documentary community; they work with Esther Robinson and others to stage the Cinema Eye Honors every year. They're also filmmakers in their own right. Both filmmakers had two films at this year's Hot Docs. Schnack co-directed, with True/False co...

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