‘Nostalgia For The Light’ Takes IDA’s Feature Documentary Award

Nostalgia for the Light from Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman was named best feature Friday night at The International Documentary Association’s 2011 Awards at the DGA Theatre in West Hollywood. Event was hosted by avant-garde impresario Josh Fox, Sundance veteran/Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain and IDA Board President Eddie Schmidt. Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker lent her DJ skills spinning live during the show. Les Blank was recognized for Career Achievement for a body of work encompassing the lives and music of people at the periphery of American society. Iraq and Afghanistan war photographer/correspondent Danfung Dennis received the Jacqueline Donnet Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award. Read More »

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Arclight Launches Documentary Fest

By | Wednesday October 26, 2011 @ 10:21pm PDT

The inaugural ArcLight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival will unspool November 7-11 at Hollywood’s preferred venue for special screenings and industry events. The 10 entrants were chosen by fans who voted for trailers on Arclight’s YouTube page out of … Read More »

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Hollywood Rallies Against Iran’s Draconian Verdicts Against Filmmakers And Stars

Mike Fleming

Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Faces Six-Year Stretch
Iranian Actress Faces Flogging Over Film

In September 2011, the Iranian government arrested six independent filmmakers for allegedly working with the BBC, on charges including espionage and treason. Along with the ongoing

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