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Elina Psykou, Nikola Ležaić Set New Projects for Sarajevo Co-Production Forum

New films from Tribeca prize winner Elina Psykou, Sarajevo winner Nikola Ležaić and the producers behind the upcoming Venice Horizons premiere “The Happiest Man in the World” are among the projects selected for the Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Co-Production Market, the leading financing forum in Southeast Europe.This year marks the 20th edition of the influential […]

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Frances McDormand, Joel Coen to Deliver Masterclasses at Ponta Lopud Festival – Global Bulletin

FestivalThe second edition of the Ponta Lopud Festival (June 22-27) on the island of Lopud, near Dubrovnik, Croatia, will feature masterclasses from Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Joel Coen. “At this point in our professional lives, we can’t think of a better way to spend the warm days of summer than in conversation about the […]

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Deckert Distribution Names Liselot Verbrugge as CEO, Heino Deckert Shifts Gears to Production (Exclusive)

Germany-based documentary sales outfit Deckert Distribution has named Liselot Verbrugge as its new CEO.The former Autlook Sales executive takes the reins of the company as founder Heino Deckert shifts gears to focus fully on production. Deckert has also further expanded with the hire of sales and acquisitions executive Patrizia Mancini.Verbrugge, who previously oversaw TV and […]

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‘Honeyland’ Team Buys New Home for Documentary Subject and More After Film’s Success

Is it ethical for documentary filmmakers and producers to get involved in the lives of their subjects? It’s an age-old question that’s getting new life following a recent report from The New York Times that details the various ways in which the team behind the acclaimed 2019 documentary “Honeyland” has gotten involved in the life […]

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Berlin: ‘Honeyland’ Directors Prepping New Projects (Exclusive)

Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, the Macedonian directors of the dual Oscar-nominated documentary “Honeyland,” are prepping several new projects, Variety has learned exclusively.The directing duo are looking to build on the success of their debut, a moving portrait of a lone beekeeper struggling to preserve a traditional way of life, which was nominated for Academy […]

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Oscars: How the Doc Branch Puts Women and International Stories Front and Centre (Column)

For female filmmakers in the industry, this year’s round of Oscar nominations – in which acclaimed female-helmed films such as “Hustlers” and “The Farewell” were shut out in place of male-directed Best Picture nominees predominantly centred on stories of white men – told a frustratingly familiar story. But in the Academy’s non-fiction branch, a different […]

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American Society of Cinematographers Gives Top Award to Roger Deakins, Again

“1917” cinematographer Roger Deakins has won the award for the best feature-film cinematography of 2019 at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards, which were handed out on Saturday night in Los Angeles.The win was Deakins’ fifth from the Asc, tying him with Emmanuel Lubezki for the most ever. It was also his third win in […]

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Historic ‘Honeyland’ Oscar Noms Prove Docs Shouldn’t Just Be Relegated to Doc Category

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” has been Neon’s crown jewel this Oscar season, but a second Neon release has emerged as a game-changer at the 2020 Academy Awards. That would be “Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov’s acclaimed documentary about one of the last nomadic beekeepers in Macedonia. “Honeyland” has written itself into the Oscar history […]

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‘Maiden’ and ‘Apollo 11’ Lead Oscar Documentary Feature Shortlist

The sailing documentary “Maiden” and the chronicle of the first trip to the moon, “Apollo 11,” are among the 15 titles that made this year’s shortlist for the Oscars’ Best Documentary Feature race.The shortlist also included two films about Syria, “For Sama” and “The Cave”; the first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production […]

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‘Parasite,’ ‘Pain & Glory’ & ‘Les Miserables’ Make 2020 International Film Oscar Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 10 films that have made it to the next stage of voting for the 2020 International Film Academy Award. As expected, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory” and Ladj Ly’s “Les Miserables” made the list. They were joined by films such as […]

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