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    Sheffield Documentary Festival to Present 15 Boundary-Pushing Interactive Documentaries as part of Interactive at Sheffield"

    At the Interactive at Sheffield Event, running from June 7th to June 10th, Crossover Labs will present fifteen projects that push the boundaries of interactive documentary filmmaking across several platforms.

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    20 Audience Favorites from Hot Docs 2014

    Hot Docs 2014 wrapped its 21st edition and announced the audience favorites.

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    Hot Docs 2014 Winners Announced: 'Out of Mind, Out of Sight' Wins Best Canadian Feature Documentary

    John Kastner's "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" won the award for Best Canadian Feature Documentary at this year's Hot Docs, which wrapped its 21st annual edition yesterday after a week of screening 197 documentaries from all over the world.

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    Must-See E.R. Doc 'Code Black' Hits NY and LA (TRAILER)

    A buzzy title that scooped up the Best Documentary prize at both last year’s Los Angeles and Hamptons International film fests, “Code Black” hit New York’s IFC Center on June 20 and opens Los Angeles's Landmark Theatre on June 27. Watch the trailer for this intense doctor's eye view of our medical s...

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    Busy Amy Berg's Janis Joplin Doc to Be Shopped at Cannes

    Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg has a lot going on these days. Not only did her first narrative feature, "Every Secret Thing" (with a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener), just premiere at Tribeca (where it was, unfortunately, panned by critic John Anderson for Indiewire), she also has a documentary ...

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    Alex Gibney Is the Guggenheim Honoree for AFI DOCS 2014

    The American Film Institute’s documentary festival, AFI DOCS, will honor Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) as its 2014 Charles Guggenheim honoree during the fest’s 12th edition, running June 18-22 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    Morgan Spurlock Inks One-of-a-Kind Deal with Associated Press, Partners with Virgil and Abramorama UPDATED

    When you've got a brand, use it. Morgan Spurlock has made himself a name in documentaries. He's one of those prolific larger-than-life personalities who knows how to work the systems, and his indie production company Warrior Poets has now sealed a one-of-a-kind deal with Associated Press.

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    Tribeca Review: In Powerful Doc 'Virunga,' Gorillas Caught in the Crosshairs of Corporate Greed

    If corporations are people, my friends, they’re the kind of people who make great movie villains. Especially in “Virunga.” Which unfortunately isn’t a fiction.

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    As Tribeca Kicks Off, 'A Brony Tale' Leads Some Must-See Docs

    “The business of the business is so crazy and complicated that we forget why we’re doing what we’re doing,” said veteran producer Paula Weinstein (“Analyze This,” “The Perfect Storm,” “The Company Men,” “The Astronaut Farmer”), now in her third month as a VP at Tribeca Enterprises. “Now, I’m reminde...

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    Davis Guggenheim's Malala Yousafzai Documentary Gets Backing from Participant Media

    Participant Media has come aboard Davis Guggenheim's documentary on Pakistani student activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a brutal assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012.

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