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Going to work at Doclisboa

During its first module, running in October 2020, leading Portuguese docfest will host a programme dedicated to work, presented in partnership with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
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And the Cannes Docs winners are…

On 26 June at the closing event of online Cannes Docs 2020 the following awards were handed out projects pitched during the Docs-In-Progress sessions. These included the €10,000 IEFTA cash prize.
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Cannes Marché is The Real Thing for Screenbound

UK-based Screenbound International Pictures announced Marché sales activity on Simon Sheridan’s doc Everything, about the 1970s UK soul combo The Real Thing. The company is also handing sales on Audrey Rumsby’s vaudeville-themed Barry and Joan, screening June 26.

Interview: Do Not Split by Anders Hammer

Anders Hammer’s Do Not Split, which won the Special Jury Prize at AFI Docs, takes on even greater significance in the light of renewed protests in Hong Kong, following the passing of the country’s new security laws.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest: Humane bank

In Carol Salter’s short film Breadline, which world-premieres at Sheffield, we meet the heroic Dave, who dedicates much of his time to helping the poor in a food bank in Fleetwood, in the North-West of England.
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Cannes Marché: Imbach’s room with a view

Thomas Imbach’s latest feature doc Nemesis, like his previous film Day Is Done which premiered at 2011 Berlinale, observes a changing world from his Zurich studio. He talks to Business Doc Europe.
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On standby to commission

As Head of International Current Affairs at the BBC, Sarah Waldron is used to commissioning documentaries at very short notice. Even so, the speed with which the BBC got behind Italy’s Frontline: A Doctor’s Diary was impressive.
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Cannes Docs: Definite Article

For Emi Ueyama of Japanese Article Films, who has signed up as one of Cannes Docs’ featured exhibitors in 2020, business under corona has hardly been affected, she tells BDE.
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Cannes Marché: Broken system, root cause slavery

In the summer in which George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Bernard Attal’s new feature documentary Restless is a film with an obvious, added topical resonance, dealing with an unexplained act of police brutality.
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Cannes Docs: Geo-diversity assessed during Marché panel

During its Cannes Doc panel on June 24, Ji.hlava IDFF presented updated findings about geo-representation across international film festivals, prompting festival directors and programmers to discuss their selection rationale and modus operandi.

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