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National Film Board of Canada Headline News

NFB Appoints René Bourdages as Head of Interactive

New NFB Director General, Creation and Innovation to oversee the interactive studios in Vancouver and Montreal and both the French and English programs at the National Film Board of Canada.

Short Films Headline News

ShortsHD Sends 2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films to Theaters on January 29

World’s only short movie channel to showcase famed Oscar shorts release with theatrical premieres of live-action, animated and documentary short categories.

Documentary Headline News

Studio Ghibli Documentary Film to Open This Fall

Japanese director Mami Sunada directs Kingdom of Dreams & Madness, a behind-the-scenes view of Studio Ghibli directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahataas and producer Toshio Suzuki as they complete their forthcoming animated features.

Documentary Blogs

TABLOID (2011) (***1/2)

Before this film I had never heard of Joyce McKinney and her bizarre headline grabbing life. It's a fitting statement of her bizarre story, one that grabs attention and fizzles out as the next sensational tale takes hold of the headlines of magazines and newspapers at the check-out line. It's got it all -- a former beauty queen, a Mormon missionary, violence and kinky sex.

Films Events

Slamdance 2012

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:11pm
Begins: January 20, 2012

By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers

Born out of rejection, Slamdance showcases new and emerging independent artists, filmmakers and storytellers.  We welcome films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and we do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion.

This year, we are accepting films in the following categories:

Narrative Feature

Comedy Blogs

AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY (2011) (***1/2)

I became a fan of comedian Bill Hicks when I caught one of his old HBO specials on late at night. I wondered why I hadn’t heard of this angry hilarious and provocative performer before, so I went to the Internet and looked him up. Turns out he has a highly influential comedian of the early ‘90s who on the cusp of breaking into the big time in the U.S. died at the age of 32. Now British filmmakers Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas have brought his story to film in this innovative documentary that combines archive footage and animation to bring Hicks’ story to life.

Festival Headline News

52nd DOK Leipzig Sets New Visitor Record

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 6:28am

The 52nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film has closed with a new audience record: 34,200 visitors saw 330 productions in twelve cinemas, attended the industry events and took part in intensive discussions about the presented works as well as the future of documentary and animated film.

Films Headline News

Video Festival Imperia 2010

Video Festival Imperia 2010Imperia, Liguria, ItalyApril 20-24, 2010Deadline: February 8, 2010

The Videofestival City of Imperia is open to amateurs and professionals. Registration is free. The Festival is now at its 5th edition and will take place in Imperia from April 20 to April 24, 2010. Deadline for foreign works is February 8, 2010.

551 authors from 45 nations participated to the 2009 edition. 100 films were screened.

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Animation Events

What's Up Documentary? Animation in Non-Fiction Film

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: March 18, 2009

The Producers Guild of America New Media Council East presents a comprehensive session on the latest examples of animation in non-fiction filmmaking -- "What's Up, Documentary?" -- Wednesday evening, March 18, from 7-9 p.m., at the New School's Eugene Lang Auditorium, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor. A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

Admission is free, but RSVP is required to rsvp@pga-ny.org.

Documentary Events

San Diego Latino Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: March 12, 2009

San Diego Latino Film Festival is partnering with the international and local film communities to bring you a live set of workshops and panel discussions. Reel Talks will take place at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas during the course of the festival. Reel Talks offers emerging filmmakers, screenwriters, artists, scholars, students and film lovers an outstanding opportunity to meet with top professionals and learn the craft of the cinema in the real world, with its new trends, insider tips and emerging technologies.

Saturday, March 14

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