Documentaries on humanitarian crises have the ability to focus attention, influence hearts, and one hopes—help increase support and aid for the regions and lives of those personally affected by tragedy and conflict around the world. There have been many films on the global refugee and Syrian crisis over the last year, four of which have Continue Reading
NOMINEES FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE “13th” – Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, and Howard Barish (available on Netflix) “O.J.: Made in America” – Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow (available on WatchESPN, Amazon, and iTunes) “Life, Animated” – Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman (available on iTunes & On Demand) “I Am Not Your Negro” – Raoul Continue Reading
Back in October, Documentary Drive featured a review of “Mind Landscape” directed by Chinese filmmaker Niu Zi. The 46 minute observational film, which follows respected photographer Yang Yankang through remote areas of Tibet documenting the people and their Buddhist faith, has since premiered in New Zealand at the Arohanui Film Festival and also screened in Continue Reading
The complete list of feature and short documentaries vying for 2017 Academy Award nominations. Five nominees from each category will be announced Jan. 24, 2017. Documentary Feature: “Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions “Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS “The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions “Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment “Gleason,” Dear Rivers Continue Reading
Stone discusses what’s in store for MDFF 2017, the qualities his team looks for in submissions, and his predictions for the future of documentary filmmaking.
Cheap Cuts Short Documentary Film Festival in London is currently accepting submissions for their 2017 festival.
The rebuilding of a city begins first with the reviving of its spirit. Directed by Peter Young and produced by Tracy Roe, “The Art of Recovery” chronicles the period following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake when creative entrepreneurs and artists injected new energy into the heart of the city quieted by destruction. A personal film for Continue Reading
From Norway, “A Dream at Sea” directed by Trond Nicholas Perry and Erik Pirolt makes its New Zealand premiere this Saturday, October 29th, at the Arohanui Film Festival. The film is the first feature-length documentary by the pair of artists and chronicles their attempt to build a boat out of garbage and sail it with Continue Reading
Directed by Niu Zi, “Mind Landscape” takes viewers on a reflective journey through remote areas of Tibet following photographer Yang Yankang as he captures the heart and beauty of a people and region few will ever have the privilege of seeing in person. The film is a compelling visual experience. There is no dialogue except for a Continue Reading
“There’s nothing as bad as seeing your community dying,” says Charlie Kane, a Newfoundland fisherman featured in the award-winning documentary “Atlantic” by Irish filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill (Richie O’Donnell). The film, which makes its New Zealand premiere October 29th at the Arohanui Film Festival, is a sobering look at how the mismanagement of natural resources Continue Reading