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    The New York Times to Support Short-Form Documentaries in Collaboration with BRITDOC

    BRITDOC announced today at Good Pitch Europe that it will be working with The New York Times to support short-form documentaries. The not-for-profit film foundation will give grants to those individual filmmakers chosen by the paper to make original shorts for the website (NYTimes.com) and The New Y...

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    2012 ABFF Review: Eye-Opening 'Contradictions of Fair Hope' Gives Lesson in Identity & Dignity

    S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf’s directorial debut Contradictions of Fair Hope, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, documents the nation’s last surviving philanthropic society. Founded in Alabama by freed slaves after emancipation, the Fair Hope Benevolent Society began as Black A...

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    The Invisible War

    There are some movies that just gut you.  They just hit you hard and twist until you are a spent rag ready to get up and fight against all the injustices that have just been witnessed. 

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    Sundance Institute Announces 2012 Documentary Film Fellows

    The Sundance Institute today announced a whopping 24 Documentary Film Fellows. The nine projects will participate in the 2012 Documentary Edit and Story Labs in Sundance, Utah. The labs will run in two sections: June 22-30 and July 6-14.

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    Check Out Exclusive Poster for Sure To Be Controversial Afterlife Documentary, 'Hellbound?'

    The concept of hell: It's a topic that raises eyebrows and creates chatter, and it will now undoubtedly rise again to the surface thanks to the upcoming documentary, "Hellbound?." The film has a simple yet complex premise: To explore and challenge the notions of hell and the after...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'The Queen Of Versailles' Is A Bundle Of Sarcastic Laughs With A Little Heart Thrown In

    “The Queen of Versailles” lives up to the dual meaning of its title. The documentary, directed by Lauren Greenfield, follows Jackie and David Siegel and their eight children – one of the wealthiest families in America – as they task themselves with building the largest home i...

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    Sundance Institute Chooses Documentary Edit and Story Lab Participants

    The Sundance Institute has chosen 24 fellows representing nine films to participate in the 2012 Documentary Edit and Story Labs taking place this June and July at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The nine-day labs bring rising filmmakers together with experienced editors and directors to assist and spee...

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    Gucci Tribeca 2012 Documentary Fund Winners Are Full of Women Filmmakers

    Marking its fifth year of grants The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci today announced the 2012 recipients of the $150,000 of the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. Included in these grants are the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights Spotlighting Women Documentary Award...

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    Review: 'Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present' Is A Good But Conventional Doc On An Unconventional Artist

    In 2010, performance artist Marina Abramović had the attention of everybody, from snobby Manhattanites to Fox News. Her work (which includes a nude couple standing in a busy doorway; exactly what sent the latter into rage) was to be recreated by a number of assistants selected by the artist herself ...

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    Guest Post: The Pioneering Women of the Photo League

    One of many gratifying aspects about making Ordinary Miracles was the opportunity it afforded to identify and celebrate the contributions made by an impressive number of extravagantly gifted female photographers who joined the Photo League or sat in on its lectures and used its darkrooms. Curator Ca...

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