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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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    SXSW: How A Drug Lord's Arrest Changed The Ending of 'The Legend of Shorty'

    What happens when you've made a documentary about the search for an infamous drug lord – Public Enemy #1 -- and the authorities capture him right after you finish your film? If you're filmmakers Angus MacQueen and Guillermo Galdós, you quickly re-edit the documentary so that it's up-to-date when it ...

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    Want to Launch a Social Impact Doc? This is Why You Need an App for That.

    With "Look Up!" a short documentary intended to raise awareness about climate manipulation, geoengineering and their health and environmental impacts, director George Barnes created a mobile app to spur audiences to action.

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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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    Turning The Lamb of God Documentary 'As The Palaces Burn' Into a Special Event

    through an innovative release strategy via Philadelphia-based digital distributor Specticast, the new documentary "As the Palaces Burn" about heavy metal band Lamb of God, will screen in over 400 theaters around the world.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: PBS' POV Hackathon is Expanding to the West Coast

    Already well-situated in New York, PBS's acclaimed non-fiction series 'POV' is now adding a Hackathon lab in Los Angeles. POV Hackathon is a competition that invites filmmakers, new-media artists, multimedia journalists and Web developers to collaborate with designers and developers to create progra...

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    SnagFilms Movie of the Week: Watch the Heavy Metal Doc Beloved by Nirvana

    This week we're featuring the 1986 documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" because, well, it's about a bunch of heavy metal fans tailgating a Maryland concert venue. Not to mention the fact that the now cult film was reportedly a favorite on Nirvana's tour bus. That's Nirvana, arguably one of the grea...

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    Elaine Stritch On (Not) Wearing Pants and Hating the Title of Her New Documentary

    It's not often that documentary subjects admit to disliking the films about them -- especially in the presence of their directors. Then again, Elaine Stritch isn't known as a gal who plays by the books. The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winning legend is profiled in producer Chiemi Karasawa's d...

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    Take an Inside Look at Mother Russia with Indiewire @ Hulu Docs

    With all eyes on Sochi for the Olympic Games for most of this month, Indiewire's latest curated selections for Hulu's Documentaries page explores host country Russia. Watch these and other docs now for free!

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