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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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    A Doc Duo's Debut, 'Ballroom Dancer'

    The story of a champion dancer now struggling with an aging body and an intense anger management problem that keeps scaring off dance partners, "Ballroom Dancer" is accessible, charming and you'll see a lot of it on the festival circuit.

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    Fortissimo Handling International Sales for IDFA Doc "El Gusto"

    Ahead of its competition showing at this week's IDFA, Fortissimo Films has acquired international sales rights (outside of France) to Safinez Bousbia's French/Algerian documentary "El Gusto." Last month, the film played at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival where it won Best Director from...

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    Why did so many Nazis get away with murder?

    Simon Weisenthal’s greatest contribution to the world was his dogged pursuit of Nazi criminals who escaped punishment at the end of World War II. His second greatest contribution was his reminder that despite being described as “the Good War” or “a just war,” not enough good was ultimately done, and...

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    Review: "Becoming Santa" is a Wonderful Start to the Holiday Season

    With a title like “Becoming Santa,” Jeff Myers and Jack Sanderson’s crowd-pleasing new film sounds like a Hollywood comedy about a regular guy who takes on the role of Santa Claus.  And that’s almost what it is, minus the Hollywood part, but don’t confuse this...

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