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    IDA Documentary Awards Honor 'The Square,' 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney, Laura Poitras and More

    The International Documentary Association unveiled their 2013 IDA Documentary Award winners at a ceremony Friday evening in Los Angeles. Top honors went to Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian revolution doc "The Square" for Best Feature, set to premiere on Netflix in January and currently sitting on the 2014 ...

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    Preview: Seven Documentary Tropes at Sundance 2014

    The docs are announced for Sundance 2014. In a world where newspapers vanish by the day, the subjects that they take on bear watching.

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    EXCLUSIVE Video: Inventor Tim Jenison Discusses How He Cracked a 350 Year Old Mystery in Oscar Shortlisted Doc 'Tim's Vermeer'

    Magician and filmmaker Teller's wonderfully mind-boggling doc "Tim's Vermeer," on inventor Tim Jenison's goal to unlock the secret behind Dutch master Johannes Vermeer's photorealistic paintings, begins its awards qualifying run today (December 6 in New York; December 13 in LA). The film recently ma...

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    Watch: Errol Morris Explains to Indiewire Why Donald Rumsfeld Was the 'Strangest Interview' He's Ever Done

    After completing his latest documentary feature, Errol Morris professed that the film captured "the strangest interview I’ve ever done." And for Morris, the man famous for the invention of his interviewing machine aptly coined The Interrotron, this conversation with former Secretary of Defense Donal...

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    Sundance US Competition List a Disappointing Tumble from Last Year's Equality Benchmark

    At last year's Sundance, the future looked rosy, with half of all U.S. narrative features and documentaries on the Park City festival lineup coming from female filmmakers. It was a promising benchmark -- and sadly, not one to be reached next year.

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    Five Women Directors Make the Documentary Oscar Shortlist

    Once again, the Oscar documentary shortlist for the 2014 ceremony, announced yesterday, is an idiosyncratic mix of crowd favorites and obscure titles.

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    LatinoBuzz: Stop Blaming Musicians for the Drug War & Start Blaming Politicians -- Review of 'Narco Cultura' Documentary

    Narco Cultura, a documentary about narcocorridos and drug violence in Mexico opens in select theaters Friday, December 6.

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    2014 Documentary Oscar Shortlist Revealed. 'God Loves Uganda,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Make the Cut

    A follow up to our recent discussion on contenders for the 2014 Best Documentary Oscar. The Academy has culled its list down to 15 feature documentary films still in consideration.

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    Chicken & Egg Pictures Helped Fund 23 Documentaries by Women Directors This Year

    Chicken & Egg Pictures, the "only nonprofit film fund devoted solely to supporting women documentary directors," announced last week that it would help support 23 nonfiction features this year.

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