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Thu, 09/21/2023 - 13:47
Last week, BRIC announced the 2023–2024 BRIClab artists-in-residence in film and tv, video art, and contemporary art. The film and tv year-long residency incubates innovative and ambitious documentary...
Tue, 09/12/2023 - 15:42
Documentary is happy to debut an exclusive clip from Leslie Buchbinder’s 3D documentary Westermann: Memorial to the Idea of Man If He Was an Idea ahead of its premiere at Art21 at the Movies this...
Wed, 09/06/2023 - 13:15
María Luisa Santos is a Costa Rican director, editor and writer. She’s interested in stories about place, memory, and personal loss. Her latest short documentary, Direcciones, won Best Short...
Tue, 08/22/2023 - 08:11
Black Public Media announced a new partnership with The Redford Center for its upcoming 2023 open call for production funding. BPM will award a total of $230,000 in funding for feature-length...
Fri, 08/18/2023 - 12:18
Today, the Berkeley FILM Foundation (BFF) announces that it has awarded a total of $200,000 in its 2023 grant cycle to 20 independent filmmakers and 5 student filmmakers who live, work, or attend school in the East Bay cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, or Oakland.
Wed, 08/09/2023 - 18:01
Gita joined FilmAid as the Director after decades of producing, programming, and fundraising for documentary films. She spent many years with Kartemquin Films, a Chicago-based film collaborative that empowers documentary filmmakers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society.
Tue, 07/25/2023 - 17:17
IDA proudly awards the IDA Supported Artist Grant to Cirta (Tunisia) – Producer Olfa Ben Achour and Director Saif Chida. With an authentic approach and creative construction, this cinematic film made us remember why we love physical exhibition spaces.
Mon, 07/24/2023 - 11:31
We are pleased to announce that on Friday, July 21, International Documentary Association (IDA) and Documentary Workers United/CWA Local 9003 ratified their first two-year contract.
Mon, 07/24/2023 - 10:23
Largely due to the ongoing efforts of disabled artists and activists, ensuring art is accessible—to both audience members and artists—has moved from the margins to a central topic in creating...
Wed, 07/19/2023 - 14:54
Member Spotlight highlighting Dani Wieczorek, a Brazilian, LA-based creative producer. Born with a disability, Dani has a journey where unimagined things were proven possible. She believes her incredible capacity to solve problems to be a special power brought to her by her disability. She has defied the odds and found ways to hack life from a young age. Nothing seems impossible to her.