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    iW NEWS | Lorber and Hidden Treasures Launch Specialized Doc Distribution Company

    Koch Lorber's Richard Lorber and production outfit Hidden Treasures Productions, Inc are launching Lorber HT Digital, a new specialized documentary distribution company. Lorber will remain at Koch Lorber and Chairman of the Board of Film Forum while serving as the president and CEO of the new company. Lorber HT Digital will initially focus on secular spirituality, in the words of an announcement, "stimulating and intelligent 'aha!' titles - programs dwelling in a terrain of inquiry between belief and reason - in the domains of mind, spirit, culture and the frontiers of science." The company will emphasize targeted distribution via digital de...

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    DOC COLUMN | Flying: Confessions of International Co-Production

    The phrase "international co-production" sparks a variety of responses from US independent filmmakers. Some think "essential strategy to fund a film," or "I wish I knew how to do that," while others (probably the lion's share) think "international what?" After watching Jennifer Fox's opus "Flying: ...

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    iW News | Silverdocs Unveils '07 Competition

    The SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival announced the competition films for its upcoming edition, taking place June 12 - 17 outside Washington, D.C. This year's competition line up includes one world, two North American premieres as well as one U.S. debut. The overall line up for this year's event will include 100 films representing 41 countries with nine world, six North American, four U.S. and 11 East Coast premieres. Films slated for Silverdoc's Sterling Award feature competition include: Doug Pray's "Big Rig" (U.S., East Coast debut); Eva Mulvad's "Enemies of Happiness" (Denmark, East Coast debut); Shimon Dotan's "Hotho...

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    VAR | "Sicko" Set for June 29th U.S. Release

    Michael Moore's "Sicko," which will debut next week at the Cannes Film Festival, is set for a June 29th release in the U.S., according to Variety. The Hollywood trade paper indicated that The Weinstein Company will co-release the film with Lionsgate, in part to ride on the coattails of Lionsgate's p...

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    DISPATCH FROM TORONTO: Hot Docs Fest Comes of Age

    Weather can be as important to film festivals as it is to weddings... especially in Toronto. Particularly so for a festival like the Hot Docs where the distance between the Bloor and Royal cinemas can seem like a million miles on a cold, rainy (or even snowy) Toronto spring day. Hair gets ruined. An...

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    iW NEWS | Hot Docs Presents Prizes

    Awards were presented Friday night at the 2007 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. In the International Feature Documentary competition, Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken's "Losers and Winners" from Germany won the top prize, with a special jury prize awarded to Michael Skolnik's "Without The King." Bryan Friedman's "The Bodybuilder And I" won the award for best Canadian feature documentary, while a special jury prize in that category went to Serge Giguere's "Drive By Dreams." Johanna Lunn's "Forgiveness: Stories For Our Time" won the mid-length documentary prize and Arturo Cabana's "Man Up" won the award for best ...

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    DOC COLUMN | Are Green Docs Hot?

    It seemed to come out of nowhere: a high-production value theatrical doc featuring the then media-shy former presidential candidate Al Gore. Skeptics abound prior to the release -- it was tough to imagine that an intellectual stiff like Gore could carry a feature doc about, of all things, global war...

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    DISPATCH FROM NORTH CAROLINA | At a Weekend Doc Fest, Full Frame Celebrates 10 Years

    Ten years ago when the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, then called Doubletake, had its freshman outing few could have predicted not only how much the festival would grow, but how much the documentary form would grow along with it. For ten years, the festival has served as an incubator and a ba...

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    "Monastery" and "Devil" Each Win 2 Prizes at Full Frame Doc Fest

    The 10th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival came to a close today in Durham, NC with Pernille Rose Gronkjaer's "The Monastery" winning both the grand jury award and the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award. Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's "The Devil Came on Horseback" also won two p...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis" Director Mary Jordan

    Director Mary Jordan's doc biopic "Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis" centers on underground filmmaker, photographer, actor, performance artist, Lower East Side fixture, homosexual, and anticapitalist Jack Smith who was a central figure of New York underground culture from the 1960s until h...

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