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

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.

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SpongeBob Documentary Gets I.O.U.S.A., Worldplay Team

Nickelodeon has inked a deal with production company O'Malley Creadon to produce the first-ever SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS documentary in celebration of the series' 10th anniversary. Acclaimed filmmaker Patrick Creadon (WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A) will co-produce, direct and write the documentary, along with co-producer Christine O'Malley. The one-hour original television documentary (title TBA) will chronicle the ascent of the absorbing character's journey to pop culture stardom.

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Waltz Wins Doc Award

WALTZ WITH BASHIR tied for Best Feature Documentary at this weekend's International Documentary Association awards, held Friday at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles.

The animated WALTZ tied with MAN ON WIRE, about Philippe Petit's illegal high-wire walk between the World Trade Center towers.

WALTZ is in the running for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars and Annies, as well as the Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards for Israel. Because of qualifying run rules for documentaries, WALTZ is not an Oscar contender for the Best Documentary Feature.

Festival Events

51st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2008

The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film -- DOK Leipzig -- is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films.

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Oscar Rules For Docs Magnified With Waltz

WALTZ WITH BASHIR, an animated, foreign documentary, will not be considered in the Best Documentary category at the Academy Awards this year, and it's due to a controversial change in the rules, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

New this year, a documentary feature must have had a one-week qualifying run in New York by August 31. Previously, a doc had to be screened for one week in either Los Angeles or New York, while also playing 14 three-day bookings in at least 10 states. The Academy wants to encourage theatrical distribution, but the rules change is causing grumblings.

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News Emmys Include Award For Graphic Design

Nominations for the 29th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Monday, September 22 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

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BRITDOC '07

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: July 25, 2007

BRITDOC provides a platform for filmmakers to get noticed by the people that matter. The dynamic environment at BRITDOC saw new creative partnerships evolve, new films commissioned and existing films gain attention and acclaim. This year's festival has introduced a theme -- Documentary Meets Art. Through a range of screenings, photographic exhibitions, panel discussions, pitching forums and networking events, artists and filmmakers will be encouraged to engage and explore the potential that art as a form and documentary as a medium has to offer.

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Early Deadline Nears for Big Sky Documentary Film Fest

2008 Big Sky Documentary Film FestivalMissoula, Montana, USAFeb. 14-20, 2007Deadline: Oct. 20, 2007

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is one of the premier venues for nonfiction film in the American West. The festival will screen 100 films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. In addition to seven days of screenings, many public and VIP events including panel discussions, galas, receptions and networking roundtables.

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Laurent Rejto

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: May 10, 2007

The WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL (Oct 10-14, 2007) is currently accepting submissions in all categories. Maverick Awards are presented for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Animation. Cash, prizes and/or services are given out in each category. Audience Awards are presented for Best Feature and Best Documentary. Award sponsors have included Lowel-Light, Baseline Studio Systems, Apple Computers, Final Draft, Post Factory, A&E Indie Films, Markertek, and others.

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The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2007

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 11:00am
Begins: February 15, 2007

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is a premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West. The competitive event is open to nonfiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Films and videos with release dates prior to Sept. 1, 2005 are eligible for entry, but will screen out of competition if selected. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and best documentary about the American West (the "Big Sky Award").

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Asian Festival of 1st Films

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 11:00am
Begins: November 30, 2006

Asian Festival of 1st Films is an annual film and documentary festival to celebrate excellence for first-time producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, actors and documentary makers from the Asian Diaspora. For more information, visit asianfirstfilms.com.

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First Time Filmmakers Flock to Asian Festival of 1st Films

Asian Festival of 1st FilmsSingapore, SingaporeNovember 30 December 7, 2006 Deadline: August 31, 2006

Asian Festival of 1st Films is an annual film and documentary festival to celebrate excellence for first-time producers, directors, cinematographers, writers, actors and documentary makers from the Asian Diaspora. For more information, visit asianfirstfilms.com.

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SILVERDOCS Gives Mention to McLaren Doc

SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival announced its award winners, culminating the weeklong festival activities that included screening 100 films from 22 countries, free outdoor screenings and live performances, and a four-day concurrent International Documentary Conference attended by more than 500 filmmakers, film and television execs and media professionals exploring The Future of Real. Winning filmmakers received more than $42,000 in cash, goods and in-kind services.

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Famous Czech Documentarist/Animator Pavel Koutecky Dies

Renowned Czech documentary filmmaker Pavel Koutecky died after falling from a high building under construction in the Prague-Pankrac neighborhood while filming is latest film, reports the public Czech Television (CT). He was 49.

The police spokesman told CT that Koutecky had been reported missing since Friday (April 14, 2006) night. Script editor Alena Muellerova said that Koutecky was shooting a documentary about a young man who climbs high buildings.

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International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 3, 2005 at 11:00am
Begins: October 3, 2005

For years the media have described Leipzig as the largest and easily the most important documentary film festival (founded in 1955). It is also being increasingly portrayed as a first-rate address for animations. And in 2004, 47th Leipzig Edition lived up to its reputation once again: more than 24,000 visitors came to join the festival.

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Final Deadline > 8th Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, June 3, 2005 at 11:00am
Begins: June 3, 2005

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The 8th Annual BROOKLYN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL seeks entries for its next festival taking place June 3-12, 2005 at the Brooklyn Museum.

- CATEGORIES: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Experimental, Documentary, Animation

- AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS: Awards: $60,000 in cash, products, services.Festival winner: US$30,000 | Best Documentary : $5,000 cash.

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Final Deadline > 8th Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, June 3, 2005 at 11:00am
Begins: June 3, 2005

CALL FOR ENTRIES

The 8th Annual BROOKLYN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL seeks entries for its next festival taking place June 3-12, 2005 at the Brooklyn Museum.

- CATEGORIES: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Experimental, Documentary, Animation

- AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS: Awards: $60,000 in cash, products, services.Festival winner: US$30,000 | Best Documentary : $5,000 cash.

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IFP Los Angeles Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 11:00am
Begins: June 17, 2004

The IFP Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and International independent cinema. With an attendance of over 40,000, the festival screens over 200 narrative features, documentaries, shorts (narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental), and music videos. Now in its tenth year, the Festival has grown into a world-class event, uniting new filmmakers with critics, scholars, film masters, and the movie-loving public.

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SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival

By Guest (not verified) | Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 11:00am
Begins: June 15, 2004

SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival 2004 includes 75 films with 46 Washington, DC, nine U.S. and seven world premieres, providing audiences the opportunity to see some of this year's hottest documentaries before they are released theatrically. Created through an alliance between the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel, SILVERDOCS runs at the state-of-the-art AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. In the past, the festival screened sold out shows with more than 10,000 participants and had 20,000 participating in the closing Community Day celebration.

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Lenica Documentary in Progress

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 19, 1998 at 12:00am

Animation historian Marcin Gizycki has begun production on a 30-minute documentary film about animator Jan Lenica, a Poland native whose credits include animated shorts such as Janko the Musician (1960), Labyrinth (1962), and several films with Walerian Borowczyk. After teaching in Kassel and Berlin, Germany for the past 20 years (and stints working in France and the United States), Lenica has returned to Poland where he is currently making a 30-minute film called Wyspa R.O. (The R.O. Island), with Studio Miniatur Filmowych.

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