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UK, Bangladeshi projects among Film Independent Fast Track Film Finance Market selections

Moving Bangladesh wins $20,000 Sloan Fast Track Grant.Projects from the UK, Bangladesh, Greece and Trinidad & Tobago were among 15 selected for Film Independent’s 19th Fast Track Film Finance Market that took place online from November 15-18, the organisation said on Friday.The four-day programme connected participating filmmakers with financiers, production companies, agents, managers and other […]

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NatGeo Unveils Four Documentaries at Telluride, from ‘Fauci’ to ‘Becoming Cousteau’

Documentaries are front and center at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, far more than usual, with 18 new releases in the main program (not classics) and a total of four from NatGeo Documentary Films. How did that happen? NatGeo is no stranger to quality nonfiction, from Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy-winning “Free Solo” to Oscar-nominated Syria-under-siege […]

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‘Betty’: Crystal Moselle Discusses Reuniting With ‘Skate Kitchen’ Actors For HBO’s New Series [Interview]

2018 was a big year for movies about skateboarding. There was the Jonah Hill helmed “Mid90’s,” as well as the critically-acclaimed documentary “Minding the Gap.” Arriving under a smaller spotlight was Crystal Moselle’s remarkable “Skate Kitchen,” which followed the life of skateboarder Camille (Rachel Vinberg) as she discovered a found family amongst a group of […]

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Bing Liu, Morgan Neville, Rashida Jones & More Discuss Political Documentaries And Ethical Responsibilities

As we continue to collectively grumble about “Green Book” and, simultaneously, thank the Academy Gods for giving us Spike Lee, unfiltered after six champagnes, The Hollywood Reporter has released their final award season roundtable, this week focusing on the documentary filmmakers including Academy Award winner Chai Vasarhelyi (“Free Solo”), in addition to Morgan Neville (“Won’t […]

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National Society of Film Critics Names ‘The Rider’ Best Picture

The National Society of Film Critics announced their 2019 award winners Saturday afternoon, with winners including Olivia Colman for “The Favourite” and Ethan Hawke for “First Reformed.”Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” took home the best picture title, with Alfonso Cuaron taking best cinematography for “Roma” and Regina King earning a nod for “If Beale Street Could […]

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‘Minding The Gap’ Wins Three Ida Documentary Awards

Rookie filmmaker Bing Liu’s “Minding The Gap” beat out the competition to win top honors at the 34th Annual Ida Documentary Awards at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday night. The portrait of a group of skateboarders took home Best Feature, Emerging Filmmaker and Best Editing. Liu had accepted a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking […]

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‘Minding the Gap’ Wins Top Award From International Documentary Association

Bing Liu’s skateboarding movie “Minding The Gap” has won the International Documentary Association’s award for top feature of 2018.Floyd Russ’s “Zion” was awarded best short. Netflix’s “Wild Wild Country” won for best limited series and HBO’s “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls” took the ABC News VideoSource Award. PBS’ “Pov” won for best curated […]

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‘Minding the Gap’ Review: A Powerful Portrait of Abuse, Regret, and Hope

The easy way to describe Bing Liu’s moving documentary Minding the Gap would be to say it’s a harder-edge Boyhood. Like Richard Linklater’s fictional Best Picture-nominee, Liu follows about a decade in the lives of his subjects. But unlike Linklater’s extraordinary movie, Liu has no place to run for comfort. It’s a messy, unpredictable affair […]

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This Week In Trailers: Black 47, Science Fair, Five Fingers For Marseilles, Minding the Gap, Our Man in Tehran, Anthropocene

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

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‘The Science Fair,’ ‘Nona’ Among Sun Valley Film Festival Winners

The seventh annual Sun Valley Film Festival has announced its 2018 prizes, with the Audience Award going to documentary “Science Fair,” directed by Christina Costantini and Darren Foster.The Producer’s Vision Award went to “Outside In,” directed by Lynn Shelton; produced by Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt; and executive produced by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. […]

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