EFM and DocSalon organised an inaugural Archive Day during Berlinale 2020, with the aim of uniting filmmakers with archive libraries to augment, improve or indeed form the basis of their…
Directed by Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, the UK/Dutch/German doc A Demonstration, which world-premiered in Berlinale Shorts, is described as a “monster film with no monsters.”
Rithy Panh and producer Catherine Dussar pick up Berlin Documentary Award while top doccers from Germany, Flanders, France and Austria are lauded within the fest’s other sections.
Valued at €40,000 courtesy of public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), the prize money will be shared by Panh and producer Catherine Dussart.
Key award for feature doc Victoria, directed by Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer and Isabelle Tollenaere, which screened in Berlin’s Forum section.
Berlinale Compass-Perspektive-Award to Walchensee Forever (Janna Ji Wonders) and Heiner Carow Prize to Natalija Yefimkina for Garagenvolk (Garage People).
Garage People is the Russian equivalent of Ulrich Seidl’s In the Basement, drenched in vodka and melancholy.
The Finnish short film Akiya lacks humanity, but that’s kind of the point. Director Jonna Kina explains why.
In total, 189 feature-length documentaries and 74 short documentaries from around the world will play throughout the festival’s 11-day duration (5-15 March 2020)
From the idyllic German lake of Walchansee to Mexico, the Greek islands and San Francisco for the Summer of Love, Janna Ji Wonders tells the complex and at times tragic…
Magnolia Pictures International revealed sales of four documentary features including The Fight and Assassins and Once Were Brothers.
Knoxville/Tennessee filmmaker Douglas McDaniel was at Berlinale DocSalon to raise finance on a number of projects, including Löttken: Rising Nationalism Then and Now about a woman who, as a 15-year-old…
Selina Murat and Polina Teif spoke at the end of the 4-day pilot DocSalon Toolbox Programme, designed to deliver doc business know-how and connections to creatives from underrepresented groups.
Director Carol Dysinger will attend the leading Greek doc event for the March 15 conclusion
National Geographic Documentary Films picks up Sundance selection entry Saudi Runaway from Berlin-based Rise and Shine.
Andreas Rochholl speaks about his EFM doc The Female Voice of Iran, screening February 26. The film shows the digital methods employed to defy a ban on Iranian women wishing…
Neon has acquired North American rights to Gunda, directed by Russian auteur Victor Kossakovsky and selected for Berlinale Encounters.
Autlook Film Sales has sold worldwide rights for Norwegian Benjamin Ree’s Sundance hit The Painter and the Thief to Neon, who are riding a wave following the Oscar success of…
Dogwoof and US production outfit Propagate announced sales on Nanette Burstein’s four-part series Hillary (screening in Berlinale Special) as the former First Lady flies in to Berlin for the screening/Q&A…
When Miguel Ribeiro proclaims the Doclisboa offer to the documentary world, it reads like a manifesto. He explains all to Business Doc Europe.
Archive Day kicks off 25 November with a conference, a sneak preview screening and the chance for filmmakers to meet some of the world's leading archives.
In the Russian doc master's new film, animals which are usually thought of as meat are here observed as fellow living beings.
UK/US doccer Audrey Rumsby hotfoots it to DocSalon to pitch her all-singing, all-dancing Barry and Joan to interested parties.
In Berlinale Forum selection Victoria, directed by Flemish filmmakers Sofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer and Isabelle Tollenaere, we encounter a latter-day pioneer, Lashay, who has left behind a grim past…
Using few words, Berlin-based director Teboho Edkins observes the interactions of cattle herders and Chinese immigrant traders in Lesotho, the country where he grew up.
An inspiring, colourful and moving portrait of a young trans and their changing generation.
DocSalon manager Nadja Tennstedt and Themba Bhebhe, EFM Diversity & Inclusion, talk to Business Doc Europe about the new initiative designed to deliver doc business know-how and connections to creatives…
Brigid O’Shea announced at EFM that as of today, February 22 2020, DAE (Documentary Association of Europe), the new pan-European body designed to look after the interests of European doc…
Berlin-based sales outfit Rise and Shine pops up the road to EFM with two films in official selection and two market premieres.
In Dark Rider, currently in advanced post-production, self-confessed petrolhead Eva Küpper follows blind motorbike rider Ben Felton in his pursuit to be the fastest non-sighted person ever on two wheels.
With four films in Berlinale Forum as well as her recent pick-up of ecodoc Sanctuary, starring the Bardem brothers, doc doyenne Irena Taskovski has even greater plans to save stressed…
With 13 films in International Competition (12 from Europe), climate change and its impact on the local landscape is the core theme of the 2020 One World Film Festival (5…
“[We] ask for [his] immediate and unconditional release... and call on festivals around the world, cinemas and all artists to do the same,” the combined statement underlines.
Producer Martin Marquet discusses Hubert Sauper’s Epicentro, which won the Grand Jury Prize of Sundance World Cinema Doc Competition, and is sold by Wild Bunch at EFM.
March 1 2020 is the application deadline for projects to attend the industry section of the Belgrade International Documentary Film Festival, the festival underlined at EFM, February 19 2020.
International theatrical distribution outfit Piece of Magic Entertainment, Cinema Nolita and producer Shani Hinton (Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love) have joined forces on the worldwide theatrical release of Christopher…
Incredible Film's It’s Dutch Design, market-premiering at EFM 2020, selected for October’s prestigious Milan Design Film Festival.
9th East Doc Platform unveils its 2020 programme, which includes a Fredrik Gertten masterclass as well as pitches of upcoming documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe.
The film also ushers in a curated programme on the Anthropocene Age, which denotes the period that humankind has been active on the planet.