Shorts – 10 to Catch at the 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

There are 62 short documentaries set to screen at MDFF 2019 and with that comes the very difficult question: What to see? Shorts often pack an emotional punch. They’ll make you laugh, cry, and drop your jaw before your seat’s even warm. The selection of shorts at this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will do Continue Reading

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

5 Must-See Shorts: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

If you’re a fan of short documentaries, you’ll be thrilled with the lineup of shorts headed to the 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. The festival kicks off next week July 6th and runs through the 14th. You can view all 60+ features and shorts slated to screen by visiting mdff.org.au. Here are 5 short documentaries Continue Reading

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Travis "Upstate Purgatory" (Photo Credit: Lee Phillips)

‘Upstate Purgatory’ Review and Interview with Director Lee Phillips

Intimate, relevant, and humanizing, “Upstate Purgatory” from BAFTA-winning director Lee Phillips is a 19-minute window into the minds of four inmates at the Albany County Jail in upstate New York as they reflect on their pre-incarceration lives and the hopes they have for their futures beyond the perdition-like confines. Some of their criminal charges range Continue Reading

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Doc Highlight: ‘Blood Sugar’ Directed by Joe Hitchcock

Over the next two weeks Documentary Drive will be spotlighting a few of the great 2016 short films produced by the New Zealand-based documentary initiative Loading Docs. Each year, with support from the NZ On Air Digital Media Fund and the New Zealand Film Commission, Loading Docs releases a collection of unique three-minute-long documentaries centered Continue Reading

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Doc Highlight: ‘Ace and the Desert Dog’

A photographer named Ace? A blogging Blue Heeler named Genghis Khan? Yes! And, yes! In “Ace and the Desert Dog,” photographer Ace Kvale celebrates his 60th birthday by taking a 60-day 400 mile backpacking trip through Utah’s beautiful Canyon Country with numerous friends and his 10-year-old furry sidekick, Genghis Khan, otherwise known to his blog Continue Reading

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Review: ‘Jimmy on the Run’

Directed by Wytse Koetse, “Jimmy on the Run” is a captivating seven minute documentary about the life of Amsterdam fashion and street photographer Huang Jianmin, better known by his professional moniker:  ‘Jimmy on the Run.’ During the film, viewers get to see Jimmy in his element—on the city streets connecting with people from all types Continue Reading

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