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    Al Franken & Silverdocs Honor Legendary Documentarians DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

    Yesterday here at the Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival, hundreds gathered in the large theater at the AFI Silver for the Guggenheim Symposium to honor the careers of DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, the cinema verite filmmakers behind such classics as "The Energy War" (which took viewers into Ca...

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    Silverdocs Documentary Festival Locks Down 2011 Slate

    The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival has its full slate of competition films ready for its 9th edition that runs June 20-26.

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    Whole Foods and Silverdocs Go Green with Grant

    Whole Foods and Silverdocs want to give green filmmakers money. The supermarket chain and film festival have announced the launch of a $50, 000 film production and development grant for filmmakers who are dedicated on making environmentally conscious docs.

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    With Naked Honesty, Northern Europe Shines at Silverdocs

    When it was announced that "Men Who Swim," Dylan Williams' feature about a British man living in Sweden who joins a local men's synchronized swimming team, was the audience award's choice for best feature (Aideen O'Sullivan & Ross Whitaker's "Bye Bye Now" was the audience's choice for best short), a...

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    Silverdocs Juries Reward "Mommy" and "5 Elephants"

    In an awards ceremony Saturday afternoon, the Silverdocs juries announced their choices for best films. "Wo Ai Ni Mommy (I Love You, Mommy)," the debut feature from Stephanie Wang-Breal, took home the award for Best U.S. Feature at the 2010 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival. Wa...

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    Stephen Marshall's "Holy Wars" and Other Silverdocs Premieres Ignite Audiences

    As the Silverdocs Film Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland enters its busy weekend, three world premieres have brought inspired debates to audiences here. Rev. Billy, the charismatic and fiery subject of 2007's "What Would Jesus Buy?" was in attendance to support the small town activists in Francin...

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    First Run Croons to SilverDocs' "Making the Boys"

    First Run Features has picked up North American rights to Crayton Robey's "Making the Boys" on the eve of its North American debut at SilverDocs. The distributor plans a fall theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles, to be followed by a slow roll out across North America.

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    SilverDocs Unveils U.S. and World Competition Films for June Fest

    One of America's most prominent documentary events, the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival, unveiled its competition line up with 11 features competiting in both its "Sterling U.S. Feature Competition and "Sterling World Feature Competition." There are also over three dozen shorts...

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    Good Pitch @ Silverdocs Announces Projects

    Silverdocs has announced the eight social issue documentaries that will participate in the second annual Good Pitch taking place during the festival, June 21-27 in the Washington, DC area.

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    Silverdocs Opens with "Freakonomics," Closes with "Tillman" Doc

    Magnolia Pictures' "Freakonomics," with its all-star lineup of documentarians, will open the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival. The festival announced that Amir Bar-Lev's Sundance title, "The Tillman Story," will close the festival. Silverdocs runs from June 21 to 27 in th...

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