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    IDA Documentary Awards Top Honors to 'Searching for Sugar Man'; 'On Death Row,' 'Saving Face' Also Win

    The International Documentary Association announced its 2012 IDA Documentary Awards this evening at a ceremony at the Director's Guild, with Swedish music documentarian Malik Bendjelloul's five-year labor of love "Searching for Sugar Man" taking home the Best Feature prize, as well as Best Music. We...

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    Weekend Preview: Head for Indie Doc 'Tchoupitoulas' & Neo-Noir 'Deadfall'; Skip 'Playing for Keeps' on the 'Hudson'

    If you live in a "limited release" city, it might be best to stick with documentaries this weekend. Standouts are "Tchoupitoulas," following three young brothers discovering the magic of New Orleans, and "Only the Young," a portrait of a trio of charismatic teens.

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    Interview with Nancy Buirski - Director of The Loving Story

    Interview with Nancy Buirski - Director of The Loving Story

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    Overlooked: 2013's (Potentially) Underappreciated Docs

    Everyone's making their 2012 lists, and posting them twice, and at last the Academy's documentary shortlist was nice. Sundance has announced the bulk of next year's doc fest and awards brew, and here's a naughty nonfiction wish list that we hope doesn't become true.

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    3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women. That's just 20%.

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    'The Waiting Room' Director Peter Nicks Talks Immersive Verite ER Documentary--On Oscar Shortlist

    Most documentaries emerge through various known gatekeepers at major festivals. More and more these days, such a plethora of strong docs are being made by talent able to deploy inexpensive digital cameras that it's easy for new faces to get lost. "The Waiting Room" is a first feature from veteran te...

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    Sundance 2013: Richard Linklater, Jane Campion, Dave Grohl, Park Chan-Wook Anchor Premieres Line-Ups

    With the announcement of the festival's out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres line-ups Monday, Sundance programmers are drawing a serious line between its competition offerings and its more high-profile sections. This is not an accident.

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    Catching Up With Chaplin, 3-D, Hitchcock And More

    So many movie-buff discoveries, links, DVD releases and publications cross my desk that it’s not possible to keep up with them all, but I’d like to try catching up a bit. Let’s start with a Charlie Chaplin radio documentary. I don’t know how it escaped my notice for almost two years, but BBC radio i...

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    Producers Guild Doc Nominees Include Oscar Frontrunners 'Gatekeepers' & 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    The Producers Guild of America has nominated five documentaries in their Documentary Motion Picture category. The documentary field is large and competitive this year, so any spotlight will help Oscar voters make tough choices. Never have so many worthy docs been produced and released into the indie...

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    'Searching For Sugar Man,' 'Gatekeepers' Among Producers Guild Doc Award Nominees

    The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the Documentary Motion Picture nominees for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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