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    Trailer Watch: Cinelan's Focus Forward Doc Initiative

    Last October we announced GE and Cinelan's documentary initiative, Focus Forward. Check out this video featuring the directors of the thirty upcoming 3-minute films, including "Super Size Me"'s Morgan Spurlock, "Wasteland"'s Lucy Walter, "Shut Up & Sing"...

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    Sundance Trailer: 'Finding North' Shows Hunger Crisis in America

    Sundance premieres "Finding North" on January 22. Participant media's documentary on hunger features the likes of Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio to push the message that child hunger is an American crisis, with one in four of our children struggling to eat...

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    Watch 'Chasing Ice' Exclusive Clip: Orlowski Talks Time Lapse Doc UPDATE

    As the weather goes kablooey around us, Oscilloscope Labs is finally releasing Sundance doc "Chasing Ice" (November 9), the debut documentary by 27-year old filmmaker Jeff Orlowski about James Balog, a National Geographic photographer who has traveled across the world to capture incredible time laps...

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    Cinema Guild Launches SPARK for Docs; Releasing 'Everyday Sushine' and 'Five Elephants'

    The Cinema Guild announces the launch of SPARK, its new documentary home video and digital releasing label. SPARK will cover art topics in film, music, photography, painting, literature, architecture, dance, etc. "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone" and "The Woman with the Five ...

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    Sundance 2012: Meet the Artist Filmmaker Video Interviews

    Sundance has put together "Meet the Artist" videos for each filmmaker in the US Doc and US Dramatic competitions. Check out a few below and more here.

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    Sundance Trailers: Check Out 'The Orator,' 'West of Memphis,' 'John Dies at the End,' '5 Broken Cameras' & More

    Take a look at some trailers for the films playing at Sundance next week. Among the trailers is Amy Berg's "West of Memphis," which was produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who after seeing HBO's first "Paradise Lost," began quietly financing investigations into the West Memphis Three's case...

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    Inside the Cinema Eye Awards: Winners Hetherington, 'Beginners,' 'Interrupters'; James Says Documentary is 'Not a Genre'

    On Wednesday night the Cinema Eye honors were presented, recognizing many documentery and independent films - from Steve James' "The Interrupters" (Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking and Direction) and the late Tim Heatherington's short "Diary"...

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    DGA Announces Outstanding Documentary Director Nominees

    The Directors Guild announces nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary. DGA President Taylor Hackford says this year's doc nominees "take audiences on a journey..."

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    Inside Michael Moore's Oscar Documentary Reforms and His War on HBO: Pros and Cons

    At the Cinema Eye Honors Wednesday night, which honored Steve James' "The Interrupters," among other docs not on this year's Oscar shortlist, Oscar-winners Michael Moore and Alex Gibney hotly debated the proposed new Academy rules. New Academy governor Moore is right to take on the Oscar documentary...

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    Now and Then: Two Docs Test the Limits of What We Know About Those We Love

    On July 26, 2009, Diane Schuler left the New York campground where she was vacationing and began her trip home to Long Island with her two children and three nieces in tow.

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