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Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2018 documentary program has unveiled its lineup of 27 feature-length non-fiction films, representing 19 countries. The TIFF Docs selection will open with the world premiere of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 , a radical and humorous look at the...
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
The inspiration for director Otto Bell’s first feature documentary came in the form of a photo essay from still lenser Asher Svidensky that appeared on the BBC website and included shots of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Kazakh girl living in Mongolia and aspiring to be an eagle hunter. This...
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Just in time for Halloween comes a new documentary focusing on one of Earth’s most frightening treats — volcanos. Even better, swashbuckling director and writer Werner Herzog is the filmmaker, so it’s sure to be a hair-singing descent into the fiery heart of volcanos.
But, alas, Herzog...
Thursday, May. 5, 2016
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced that AFI DOCS will pay tribute to renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog as the festival’s 2016 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree.
The AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium honors documentary masters who have inspired audiences with their non-...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
$600 billion was spent on traditional advertising during 2014, but there is a new advertising approach happening right now, which is a throwback to a bygone age: Brands are shifting away from traditional TV commercials to funding and sponsoring documentaries, television programs and specials,...
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
After opening with an Arctic adventure, the Berlin International Film Festival heated up Friday with "Queen of the Desert," a film about British diplomat and spy Gertrude Bell starring Nicole Kidman and James Franco.
The film about Bell, who played a...