Docs

Edgar Wright on Shooting ‘Sparks’ and Making 1960s Britpop Scary in ‘Last Night in Soho’

No one in the film world had a Year in Music quite like Edgar Wright. Almost right on the heels of “The Sparks Brothers,” his documentary tribute to…

With Pitch Sessions and XR Initiatives, Torino Short Film Market Is Looking to Leave a Mark

When the Torino Short Film Market kicked off its inaugural edition in November 2016, the young event already set a clear intention: To catapult new talents into the…

SGIFF Premiere: ‘Some Women’ Focuses on Singapore’s Unseen Transgender History 

Queer and transgender communities in Singapore are – and remain – marginalized by a prevailingly conservative and paternalistic culture. But that does not mean that they must stay…

How the NY Times Built Its Op-Docs Series Into an Awards Pipeline for Nonfiction Films

Ten years ago, the New York Times embarked on an experiment to incorporate short documentary films into its opinion section and quickly established itself as an alternative to…

Gotham Awards Open Up to International Documentaries

The 31st annual edition of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, taking place Nov. 29, will feature a variety of updates, including acting awards that are not defined by…

‘Mr. Landsbergis’ Review: Sergei Loznitsa’s Immersive Dive Into Lithuania’s Battle for Independence

However much you think you know about modern Lithuanian history, you’re almost certain to leave wiser after digesting all 248 minutes of “Mr. Landsbergis,” an exhaustively detailed but…

IDFA Panel Asks: What’s Next For Hybrid Distribution?

As theatrical markets find surer footing after nearly 18 months of stops and starts – with the threat of further lockdowns still present – industry pros now face…

Debuting Helmer Ha Le Diem Witnesses Bride Kidnapping in IDFA Film ‘Children of the Mist’

Set in the north of her homeland, Vietnam, Ha Le Diem’s IDFA competition entry “Children of the Mist” follows 12-year-old Di from the Hmong ethnic minority, living in…

Torino Film Festival Mixes Militant Cinema With More Mainstream Movies

Italy’s Torino Film Festival, the pre-eminent event for young directors and indie cinema — now being revamped after going virtual due to the pandemic — will somewhat symbolically…

ARRAY Releasing Acquires Sterlin Harjo’s ‘Love and Fury’ — Film News in Brief

ARRAY Releasing Acquires Sterlin Harjo’s ‘Love and Fury’ ARRAY Releasing, the distribution arm of Ava DuVernay’s Peabody Award-winning narrative change collective, announced its acquisition of award-winning filmmaker Sterlin…

New Works by Soudade Kaadan, Lina Soualem Among Cairo Film Connection Projects

New works by emerging Arab film directors Soudade Kaadan (“The Day I Lost My Shadow”) and Lina Soualem (“Their Algeria”) are among standouts being presented at the upcoming…

Italy’s ‘Netflix of Culture,’ ITsART, Launches Across EU, Forges Cinecittà Pact

ITsART, an innovative streaming platform dubbed the ‘Netflix of Italian Culture,’ was rolled out across 26 European countries on Tuesday, with plans to expand into the U.S. and…