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    Cara Mertes, Head of Ford Foundation's JustFilms, Explains Why Thinking about Impact Will Make Your Doc Better. Yes, Really!

    "The question of impact is not driven by measurement and outcomes. The world that I now live in and work in is populated by people who want to make a difference in the world."

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    Crosspost: Heroines of Cinema: An A to Z of Women in Film in 2013

    A mere sample of the films worth seeing, the talents worth tracking, the prejudices worth fighting, and the debates worth having if you care about women and their role in this simultaneously depressing and inspiring industry.

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    Doc Filmmakers: You Don't Need to Premiere at Sundance to Win an Oscar, But Most Nominees Debuted There

    The changes in the Academy's documentary rules may have made it easier for the year's top documentaries to get some recognition come Oscar time. (Before, the small group of nominators were accused of having taste that seemed not to correspond with generally agreed upon quality and popularity.) So ...

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    Short Doc 'Mr. Christmas' Will Light Up Your Holiday Spirit

    'Tis the season for holiday movies, and to start it off right, check out something new with the short documentary "Mr. Christmas," by director and screenwriter Nick Palmer. After making the festival circuit last year, with appearances at Silver Docs, Hot Docs, L.A. Film Festival, and winning awards ...

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    The Crash Reel Director Lucy Walker on Snowboarding and Simone de Beauvoir

    An in-depth interview with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, whose latest documentary, 'The Crash Reel,' opens on December 13.

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    Watch: Here's How Michel Gondry Animated Noam Chomsky

    Following the recent theatrical release of Michel Gondry's experimental philosophy-animation documentary "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?" featuring an animated conversation with Noam Chomsky, The Creators Project has posted "An Afternoon With Michel Gondry" video. The roughly nine and a half minut...

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    LatinoBuzz: 'Walking the Camino' At Balboa!

    Continuing its one-week run at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco, the breathtaking documentary Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, tells the story of a stunning journey across the Spanish landscapes to the city of Santiago de Compostela.

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    Steve James Promises Surprises in Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself,' Set to Premiere (and Livestream) at Sundance 2014 (EXCLUSIVE)

    The critic Roger Ebert was a fixture at Sundance, such a fixture that the towing of Ebert’s car on once-sleepy Main Street in Park City years back was bellweather evidence that Sundance was outgrowing its ski town origins. Now, nine months after Ebert’s death from cancer in April, "Life Itself," the...

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    WATCH: Director Joshua Oppenheimer Talks 'Act of Killing'

    As part of Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight, director Joshua Oppenheimer discussed his harrowing documentary "The Act of Killing," a frontrunner for an Oscar nomination. Check out some video snippets, below.

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