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    Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #12: Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein Expose Deceptive Truths in 'An Honest Liar'

    Documentaries are prone to exposing surprising truths, which makes Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein's film "An Honest Liar" all the more complex given the nature of its subject: the art of deception. Measom and Weinstein chronicle the life of famed magician James "The Amazing" Randi and his attempt...

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    Thessaloniki Doc Fest's Sweet 16: Award Winners and a Look at Future Films from the Region

    The 16th edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, a popular companion event to the city's 55-year-old November fiction fest, came to a close in Greece's second largest city this weekend. Over ten days, the event hosted 185 films, including a healthy representation of new Greek and Balkan re...

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    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival To Rename Audience Award In Honor of Peter Wintonick

    The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival -- honoring the memory of the late Peter Wintonick -- has renamed its Audience Award for a foreign feature documentary The Peter Wintonick Award.

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    It's All Greek To Me: Championing Regional Filmmaking at the 15th Anniversary Thessaloniki Doc Fest

    Greece's second largest city celebrated the conclusion of its documentary festival's 15th anniversary this past weekend. The sister fest of November's long-running narrative-only Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which turns 54 later this year, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is overse...

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    GREECE DISPATCH | Thessaloniki Doc Fest Wraps its 13th Edition

    There was something about the awards at the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival that made them somewhat anticlimactic. The ceremony held on Saturday night at the Olympian Theater felt as an afterthought to the ten days of screenings, panels and events that preceded it. In many ways, the fest...

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    GREECE DISPATCH | Thessaloniki Doc Fest Shows Off Diverse Slate

    The red curtain at the Olympion Theater overshadowed the red carpet on the opening night of the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival; a fitting reflection of the type of destination Thessaloniki has become for documentary filmmakers as a venue where the films take center stage. Now in its 13t...

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    Thessaloniki Doc Fest Sets 2011 Slate

    The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival Festival kicks off next week, running from March 11 - 20 with 220 films slated to screen from filmmakers around the world. Roy Sher's "My Sweet Canary," a film that explores the life of Greece and Turkey's most famous musician of...

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    "Eyes" Takes Thessaloniki Doc Fest's Top Prize

    Uruguayan production, "Eyes Wide Open - Exploring Today's South America" won the audience award at the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, which closed over the weekend. The film, by Gonzalo Arijon, is described by the festival as a "journey through today's Latin Amer...

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    Going Greek: Thessaloniki Doc Fest Rolls Out Non-Fiction into 2nd Decade

    When Artistic Director Dimitri Eipides started the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 11 years ago as an offshoot of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (which takes place annually in November), the audiences were small and, to hear him tell it, more than a bit passive. "Greece is ...

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    "Red Race" to Open 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Fest; 170 Films Join Line up

    "The Red Race" by Chao Gan (China/Germany, '08) will open the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, taking place March 13 - 22. "Race" recounts the stories of several Chinese children-gymnasts who (are forced to) dream of becoming famous athletes. The 6-year-olds at th...

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