For this hybrid Covid-19 edition, the 33rd exground filmfest, which runs in November will present a total of 121 independent films.
Kiel McNaughton’s The Legend of Baron To’a received the top award for Best Dramatic Feature at the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film Festival.
The Polish film Sweat by Magnus von Horn won the Gold Hugo for Best International Feature Film at the 56th Chicago International Film Festival.
BendFilm Festival handed out the 2020 jury prizes, with Best of Show going to Warrior Women by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle.
Filmmaker Sian-Pierre Regis Helps His Mother Reclaim Her Life When She is Fired at Age 75 in DUTY FREE World Premiering at DOC NYC
Duty Free, Sian-Pierre Regis’ touching story of his mother’s struggles to find a new job at the age of 75, will World Premiere at DOC NYC.
REVOLT will premiere the new documentary “From Pain to Power: A REVOLT Special” that takes a close look at the struggle for social equality.
Michael Strahan executive produce the HBO documentary series The Cost of Winning, on Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy Panthers football program.
Nomadland director Chloé Zhao will be honored at the 33rd Virginia Film Festival with the American Perspectives Award.
Showtime released the first trailer for the docu-series Supervillain, profiling hip-hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine’s epic rise to notoriety.
AFI FEST 2020 announced the winners with the Audience Awards going to Wolfwalkers, 76 Days and Lonely Blue Night.
THE WITMANS, Haunting Documentary on Harsh Reality of Juvenile Criminal Justice System Premieres on Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery exposes the juvenile criminal justice system through the tragedy of one family in the documentary “The Witmans.”
Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing will release Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy, based on the best-selling Canadian novel by Shyam Selvadurai.
Óscar Catacora’s Wiñaypacha (Eternity), the first Peruvian film shot entirely in the indigenous Aymara language, premieres on Tropical on Demand in October.
Showtime released the trailer for the docu-series The Reagans by Matt Tyrnauer, contextualizing the legacy of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, a generation later.
IFC released the trailer for Ekwa Msangi’s intimate immigrant story Farewell Amor, set for release in December.
Jessica Earnshaw’s Jacinta won Best US Feature jury prize and a Special Jury Mention at 2020 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2020 announced the films in the Dutch, short, student, and young audience competitions.
Clea DuVall’s LGBTQ+ holiday romantic comedy, Happiest Season will debut on Hulu on Wednesday, November 25.
Tony and Emmy award winner Billy Crystal will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd SCAD Savannah Film Festival.
Vertical Entertainment will release the sci-fi thriller Parallel from director Isaac Ezban in theaters and on demand in December.
HollyShorts Film Festival will open with THOMPSON FARM directed by Jackson Lewis Lee, son of legendary filmmaker Spike Lee.
Netflix released the trailer for the Italian drama “The Life Ahead” (La vita davanti a sé) starring Oscar winner Sophia Loren.
The 43rd Denver Film Festival kicks off tonight, October 22 with Chloé Zhao’s NOMADLAND; with Edson Oda’s NINE DAYS as Centerpiece film.
Sony Pictures Classics will finally release The Climb directed by Michael Angelo Covino in select theaters nationwide on November 13