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    New Contest from iThentic- Water: Take 1 Online Short Film Contest

    Open call for the new online short film contest, Water: Take 1 has been opened by iThentic and Ventura Water located in Ventura, California, Limoneira’s Limco Del Mar, and Patagonia. This is an exciting and vital initiative that highlights our relationship with water and promotes upcoming water awa...

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    'Bully' Premieres in Los Angeles, Q & A with Director Lee Hirsch & Film's Families (Video)

    After The Weinstein Co. lost its battle with the MPAA to reduce the film's R rating to PG-13, the distributor opted to open Lee Hirsch's "Bully" unrated on March 30. Following Monday's premiere, Hirsch was joined by parents and children featured in the film for a Q & A (check out the video below).

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    Hot Docs Announces Projects For This Year's Forum; Finalists For Doc Fund

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has announced 25 projects that will be presented in this year's Hot Docs Forum -- part of North America's largest documentary market. Taking place May 2 and 3, the projects were selected from 150 submissions from 15 different countrie...

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    Trailer: "Roadmap To Apartheid" Doc Explores Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Via South African Apartheid (Alice Walker Narrates)

    Here's another documentary premiering at the Atlanta Film Festival this month...

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    Doc Trailer: Poor Brazilians Escape Slum Life By Joining The Circus in "Without A Net" (ATL Film Fest)

    Premiering this month at the Atlanta Film Festival, the brazilian documentary Without A Net, helmed by Kelly J. Richardson follows a group of young men and women who, struggling to survive in the controlled drug slums of Rio de Janeiro, take their chances and prepare for the town's circus act.

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    Whoopi Goldberg To Helm Documentary On Late Stand-Up Comedy Pioneer Moms Mabley

    Gearing to finish the project by fall, Whoopi Goldberg is set to direct the approximately 90-minute documentary titled I Got Somethin' To Tell You. The doc will be on the life of Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the African American stand up comedy pioneer, who died in 1975.

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    Hot Docs Sets 189 Films For 19th Edition

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has announced its lineup for its 19th edition, to run April 26-May 6 in Toronto, Canada. From over 2,000 submissions, the festival set 189 titles from 51 different countries.

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    The PBS Debacle: Why a New Time Slot Spells Disaster For Indie Docs

    What a difference a day makes. Last May, PBS announced that two of its popular independent documentary showcases, Independent Lens and POV, would move from their regular Tuesday nights into Thursday slots. Ten months later, a time slot can look like a death sentence.

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    Film Independent Announces Filmmakers for 2nd Annual Documentary Lab

    Film Independent announces the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, which is sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. The filmmakers , listed below, will participate in a seven-week intensive in Los Angeles beginning this week through the end of April...

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