Animating Reality: A collection of Short Documentaries

14.02.11
A Million Movies a Minute, an independent distributor specializing in short documentaries, has announced its newest release, ANIMATING REALITY. This 13 film collection includes award-winning animated short documentaries by filmmakers from Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, France, Finland, Canada, Belgium and the United States. “Many people think of documentaries as simply conveying information—a dowdy, overly educational experience,” said Erin Donovan, founder of A Million Movies a ...
Vitaly Mansky: Documentary Pioneer by John A Riley

21.12.10
Broadway, Black Sea, Vitaly Manksy Vitaly Mansky recently curated a programme of ten Russian documentaries as part of the London Russian Film Festival. The films Mansky chose shed light on the vast, inchoate territory that is post-Soviet Russia, ranging from visions of the utterly destitute in Kaliningrad, to a studies of parenthood to a visit to a deaf wedding. A filmmaker in his own right, ...
Sheffield Doc/Fest: call for submissions

09.12.10
Sheffield Doc/Fest is looking for film submissions for next year’s festival, which will take place in 2011 from 8 to 12 June. Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s premiere documentary film event. It is the place to see world and UK premieres of the best creative documentaries from the cinema, television and online arenas, and to hear from and meet filmmakers at Q&A sessions. Highlights of the ...
The Truth of Illusion – animated documentary and theory by Samantha Moore

11.11.10
An Eyeful of Sound © Samantha Moore, funded by the Wellcome Trust Samantha Moore reflects on three recent conferences - Visible Evidence, documentary studies conference, Bogazici University, Istanbul August 2010; Animation Evolution (Society for Animation Studies conference), Edinburgh School of Art July 2010; and American Synesthesia Association conference 2010, Vanderbilt University, Nashville USA October 2010. Animated documentaries are apparently seen by the wider film theory community as an anamorphic ...
Sheffield Doc/Fest announces line-up

11.10.10
This November, Sheffield Doc/Fest returns with a 132 strong line-up of features, shorts, student and cross-platform docs from 26 countries, packed into five intense days. Joan Rivers will attend the Opening Night film along with filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern for the UK Premiere of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. New works by John Pilger, Penny Woolcock, Werner Herzog are featured alongside fascinating new ...
Rosemary Heather interviews Phil Collins

27.09.10
Phil Collins, zasto ne govorim srpski (na srpskom), 2008, 16mm black–and–white film transferred to video and colour digital video, sound, 35 min. 38 sec. Courtesy the artist, © Phil Collins Phil Collins was born in Runcorn, UK in 1970 and currently lives and works in Berlin. His new work, marxism today (prologue) was presented at this year’s Berlin Biennale, and has its UK premiere at Cornerhouse, ...
MeetMarket 2010
07.08.10
The call for applications for the 2010 MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest is now open online until Wednesday 1 September. MeetMarket is Doc/Fest’s pitching initiative designed to match documentary, factual and cross-platform makers’ most innovative project ideas with UK and international buyers. This year, they will select approximately 60 projects to pitch, all of whom will have one-to-one meeting with key funders and decision-makers match-made and scheduled. Projects can ...