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    The Pitches That Get Documentaries Funded

    There are a few key factors in successfully pitching documentary projects. Doing it right puts filmmakers on the radars of some of the most important and influential decisionmakers; done badly and you risk leaving empty-handed.

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    Docs to Feast on this Thanksgiving Weekend: Indiewire @ Hulu

    As Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with food and family, this week's Indiewire-curated selections on Hulu's Documentaries page explore our at-times complicated relationship with both the good and the bad that we put into our bodies. When director Morgan Spurlock decided to ...

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    Doug Liman, Josh Fox, Yoav Potash and More Awarded Doc Film Grants From Sundance

    The Sundance Institute announced the 29 lucky feature-length documentaries set to receive $582,000 in grants from the Documentary Film Program, covering everything from development and production to audience engagement. Among the big-name filmmakers being awarded grants are Josh Fox ("...

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    Watch Pt.1 of "Negro: A Docu-Series About Latino Identity" Now Fundraising

    Negro: A Docu-Series About Latino Identity, a documentary by Dash Harris, is currently raising funds through gofundme. Through donations from family and friends, Harris has been able to produce the first part of the series; in which he travels to the Dominican Republic and Colombia to speak to ...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Incredible Documentaries That Weren't Nominated For An Oscar

    Last week the Academy offered up their annual dose of documentary-related controversy with the shortlist for their best documentary feature category. While many quality docs were indeed included - from "Project Nim" and "Hell and Back Again" to "Pina" and "We ...

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    Indiewire Names 12 IDFA Premieres Likely to Hit U.S. Festivals in 2012

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, now underway through Thanksgiving weekend has become the Cannes of nonfiction film events.

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    The Documentary Short List: The Women

    The Academy released it's list of 15 films (out of 124) that made the short list for the best documentary feature.  The list is sent out with production companies not the directors, so it's hard at first look to see how many are directed by women.  It turns out that 5 of the 15 hav...

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    The Best Documentary Oscar Race Narrows to 15

    The Academy has made its first cut in the race for best documentary, narrowing the field from 124 to 15.

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    Here's 10 Docs That Everyone's Watching at IDFA This Weekend

    Everything from a pair of twin prostitutes to a man who has been blind and deaf since childhood are the subjects receiving a lot of attention.

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    Michael Pertnoy and Michael Kleiman on their Genocide Film "The Last Survivor" (Watch It Now Free!)

    In their film, "The Last Survivor" - available in its entirety at the bottom of this page courtesy of SnagFilms - filmmakers Michael Pertnoy and Michael Kleiman present the life stories of four genocide Survivors and their efforts to make sense of tragedy through activism and civic enga...

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