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    To Pay or Not to Pay: Discussing Film Festivals, Money and What You Need to Know at Full Frame

    In his Indiewire article "Fair Trade for Filmmakers," former Hot Docs programmer Sean Farnel made the case that film festivals owe something more to filmmakers than the honor of being selected. They owe them money. His contention that festivals should give filmmakers a cut of the ticket sales yi...

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    Watch: Massive & Detailed 7-Hour Documentary On The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy

    So, you think you know every single thing there is to know about the original "Star Wars" trilogy? Well, certainly, given how well documented those movies have been in the decades since they changed the sci-fi landscape, we're not surprised by your confidence. But we're pretty sure you'll find somet...

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    Documentary Filmmaker Les Blank Dies at 77

    The great documentary filmmaker Les Blank, who no doubt visited many of your theaters to show films and waft garlic through the air, passed away peacefully Sunday morning after a battle with cancer that didn't keep him from holding on. (Here's the New York Times obit.) See film clips below.

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    Exclusive: 2 Powerful Scenes From Health Insurance Doc 'Remote Area Medical'; Premieres at Full Frame

    Last year, filmmaker duo Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (2010's election doc "Gerrymandering") made a three minute informational doc on Remote Area Medical, a free, three day pop up medical clinic in Tennessee that specializes in providing care to Americans without health insurance. You can see the...

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    SXSW Review - The Other Shore

    Diana Nyad is a warrior. There has never been a woman so aptly named after a Goddess. The Other Shore tells the story of Nyad's attempts to accomplish the near impossible feat, swimming the 103 treacherous from Cuba to Florida. As the documentary - directed by Timothy Wheeler - unfolds Nyad is co...

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    Cinedigm Announces Multi-Platform DOCURAMA, Simultaneous Screening Series and Streaming Service for Acclaimed Documentaries

    Cinedigm announced today it will be elevating its Docurama Films independent label into a multi-platform 'DOCURAMA" brand with a series of national theatrical screening events and a streaming network service. For almost 15 years, Docurama Films has presented acclaimed documentaries, including Kirby ...

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    Indiewire @ Hulu Docs: Take Me Out To the Ballgame

    With Major League Baseball officially starting up this week, Indiewire's latest curation of Hulu's Documentaries page turns to films about the national pastime. Watch these films now for free!

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    Trailer Watch: Venus and Serena - Directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major

    Check out the trailer for Venus and Serena, directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major. The documentary gives us a look into the lives of bad-ass, iconic tennis powerhouses Venus and Serena Williams from their childhood to dominating a sport that wasn't welcoming to the pair.

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    Ro*co Films Founder Annie Roney Talks to Sundance About Changes in Documentary Distribution

    Annie Roney of ro*co films is interviewed by Sundance contributing blogger Chris Dorr on Adapting to Changes in Distribution: "The most significant change is the cultural and mainstream embrace of the documentary genre ..."

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    SXSW Interview with Sini Anderson, Tamra Davis and Kathleen Hanna of The Punk Singer

    I can't write about Sini Anderson's great documentary The Punk Singer without mentioning that Kathleen Hanna has been one of my life-long heroes. When I was sixteen a friend gave me my first Bikini Kill CD, I had never heard anything like it, and feminism wasn't something that was remotely on my rad...

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