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    AFI Documentary Festival Director Sky Sitney Resigns After 8 Year Reign

    Sky Sitney, who created the American Film Institute Documentary Festival (back when it was called Silverdocs) resigned from her position as director of the festival, The Washington Post reports.

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    Award Winning Directors Steve James and Lucy Walker to be Honored at 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place every spring in Durham, North Carolina, will honor Emmy-winning director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams" and Sundance hit "Life Itself") and Lucy Walker ("Waste Land") at their 17th annual festival. James' work will be celebrated as part of the ...

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center to Create New Documentary-as-Art Showcase

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center plans to help redefine the world of documentary filmmaking with their latest showcase "Art of the Real," a new documentary-as-art series that aims to highlight independent documentaries at the Film Society from April 11-26.

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    2014 True/False Film Fest Lineup Announced

    From its 2004 inception, True/False Film Fest has turned into one of the most prestigious documentary focused film festivals in the world. The lineup for 2014's Festival was announced Wednesday evening, and it's filled with a number of favorites from Sundance, Toronto and more.

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    Watch: Contender Conversation with Penn & Teller, Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Joshua Oppenheimer on their Documentaries

    It was a great year for documentary film, and Indiewire was fortunate enough to catch up with three directors who brought exceptional stories to the screen this past year.

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    Kino Lorber Acquires Jyllian Gunther's 'The New Public'

    Kino Lorber has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to "The New Public," Jyllian Gunther's documentary about the challenges teachers face. The film, which premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival in 2012, was recently featured in an Op-Ed article in "The New York Times."

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    Director Alex Gibney's IDA Speech on The Folly of Objectivity and Why He's Drawn to Abuses of Power

    At their annual awards ceremony last Sunday, The International Documentary Association (IDA) presented Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney with the 2013 Career Achievement Award.

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    Are Graphics and Animation Revolutionizing Documentaries?

    Documentary filmmakers are experimenting with animation and graphics and using them not only to fill in gaps in the story and convey information, but also as an aesthetic choice.

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    10 Filmmaker Tips From DOC NYC: From Pitching your Project to Working with a Cinematographer

    Here's the best advice for documentary filmmakers from this week's DOC NYC.

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    'A World Not Ours' and 'The Pleasures of Being Out of Step' Take Home Grand Jury Prizes at DOC NYC

    DOC NYC has awarded the grand jury prize in the festival’s Viewfinders Competition to director Mahdi Fleifel’s for “A World Not Ours” and to David L. Lewis’ “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step” in the Metropolis Competition.

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