Festivals & Events


10 Tips and Observations on Pitching Documentaries from the IDFA Forum

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The 27th annual International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the largest and most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world. Beyond being just a festival, though, for the past 22 years IDFA has hosted a networking and…  Read more


Advice for Documentary Filmmakers from the Pitching Forum at CPH:DOX

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CPH:DOX, which wrapped its 2015 edition last month, is like a strange dream. That dream where you wake up and everyone understands that artistically motivated documentaries (frankly, the weirder the better) have a place, have meaning and are celebrated. The…  Read more


“The Last 50 Years Destroyed Our Old World”: Five Questions for Actress/Director Mélanie Laurent

Mélanie Laurent (Courtesy: Marrakech International Film Festival)Mélanie Laurent (Courtesy: Marrakech International Film Festival)

French actress Mélanie Laurent may be best known to American audiences for her role as Shosanna Dreyfus in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. But in addition to acting in over 35 international roles, Laurent has also directed two feature films. Based on…  Read more


Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups to Premiere at Berlinale 2015

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Knight of Cups, one of the three (known) projects Terrence Malick currently has ruminating in the editing room, will world premiere in competition at the upcoming Berlinale. Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, the film assesses the excesses and…  Read more