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Dogwoof Boards Hulu’s Greta Thunberg Documentary (Exclusive)

London-based documentary distributor Dogwoof has boarded Hulu’s hotly anticipated film on teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.“Greta” (working title) is to bow on the Disney-controlled streamer in the U.S. later this year, with Dogwoof selling the feature doc internationally.Dogwoof, whose recent slate includes the Oscar-nominated “The Cave,” will begin selling limited rest-of-world rights, and are to […]

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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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‘The Cave’ director Feras Fayyad reapplies for Us entry visa

Oscar-nominated Syrian director released after detainment by Copenhagen immigration authorities.Feras Fayyad, the Syrian filmmaker who lives in exile in Denmark, is reapplying for a Us entry visa to support his Oscar-nominated film The Cave after recently undergoing what his producer described as “quite the ordeal.”Fayyad, who earned an Oscar nomination for Last Men In Aleppo […]

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Embattled ‘The Cave’ director Feras Fayyad reapplies for Us entry visa

Oscar-nominated Syrian director released after detainment by Copenhagen immigration authorities.Feras Fayyad, the Syrian filmmaker who lives in exile in Denmark, is reapplying for a Us entry visa to support his Oscar-nominated film The Cave after recently undergoing what his producer described as “quite the ordeal.”Fayyad, who earned an Oscar nomination for Last Men In Aleppo […]

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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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Academy unveils shortlists for doc, music, effects, make-up and hair, shorts

Nominations to be announced on January 13, 2020.The Academy on Monday (16) announced shortlisted films in the documentary feature, music, VFX, make-up and hairstyling, and shorts categories.All shortlists appear below. Click here to read the international feature film shortlist, which was also announced on Monday.Documentary featureFifteen films will advance in the category. One hundred and […]

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‘Apollo 11,’ ‘Amazing Grace’ Make International Documentary Association Awards Short List

The Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace,” the moon-mission chronicle “Apollo 11” and the first film from Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, “American Factory,” have made the short list for the International Documentary Association’s 2019 Ida Documentary Awards, the Ida announced on Thursday.The announcement narrows the field to 30 feature films and 21 shorts that […]

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Dogwoof boards sales and UK distribution on Toronto doc ‘The Cave’ (exclusive)

The film will world premiere in Toronto.Dogwoof has swooped to take international sales rights and UK distribution to Oscar-nominated Feras Fayyad’s latest feature, The Cave.The film will premiere as the opening night film of Tiff Docs next month, and as a Documentary Special Presentation at the London Film Festival.The film tells the story of an […]

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