Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events


10 Tips for Surviving the Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Survival Guides are a tradition here at Filmmaker. Producer and Contributing Editor Alicia Van Couvering wrote one in 2009 and again in 2012, and producer Mynette Louie offered her advice in ’15. This year, producer Alexandra Byer (Dark Night)…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2017

Cameraperson and O.J.: Made in America Top the 2017 Cinema Eye Honors


The Cinema Eye Honors, which has been celebrating exceptional documentary filmmaking since 2007, wrapped its first decade tonight with its annual awards ceremony, hosted by documentary director Steve James, at the Museum of the Moving Image. Kirsten Johnson’s memoiristic meditation…  Read more

By Jan 11, 2017

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017 Announces Full Lineup

Bright Lights courtesy of HBO Documentary Films

The 14th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has announced the official selections of the 2017 festival, which takes place February 17-26 in Missoula, Montana. The festival will screen over 200 films from 50 nations as well as retrospectives of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Junge and…  Read more

By Jan 10, 2017

2016: A Year of 14 Film Festivals


In 2016 I visited a number of festivals that I haven’t visited before, and many for the first time. In a lot of ways this was a year that festivals finally seem to have come to grips with how the…  Read more

By Jan 5, 2017

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