IDF reminder of upcoming East Silver Market 2020 deadline Rough cut projects to be in by July 31. Additionally, East Doc Market award for Pure Unknown at Sunny Side. Plus upcoming East Caravan selections.
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.
“Black people have spoken, and now it’s time for allies at places like Doc Society to respond with actions,” says the NY/London non-profit organisation, as it announces five key measures, including the creation of two new senior roles.
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.
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival has issued a plea to for the use of geo-blocking technology to protect films and festivals in the digital era. The petition has already been signed by 18 major international film festivals.
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.
Halted in March due to the global pandemic, new dates have been selected for continuation of the “world’s largest human rights film festival”, organisers say.
In the final part of his Sicilian trilogy, Michele Pennetta shows the economic/familial similarities between two marginalized characters sharing the sun-scorched island, a teenage boy and a young Nigerian immigrant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gosja Juszczak’s film, world-premiering in Sheffield’s In the World strand, tells a story both of exploitation within, and irregular migration from, the small African country of Gambia.
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.
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.
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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