The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 819 to join, including Awkwafina, Natasha Lyonne and Lakeith Stanfield.
The Mexican production “50 o Dos Ballenas se Encuentran en la Playa” was awarded the Films in Progress Award at the 2020 Films in Progress Toulouse.
American Documentary Re-opens Artist Emergency Fund for Indie Documentary Community Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic
American Documentary, the organization behind the PBS series POV, is launching a COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund to support the independent documentary community.
Major international film organizations released statements expressing concern about “the imminent incarceration” of Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof.
The Bentonville Film Festival Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation announced the winners of the “See It, Be It Filmmaker Fellowship.”
SFFILM selected two filmmakers – Gina Hackett and Josalynn Smith to receive 2019 Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowships.
Five documentary films win 2019 SFFILMDocumentary Film Fund awards totaling $125,000, which support feature-length documentaries in post-production.
SFFILM and the Catapult Film Fund announced the three documentary filmmaking teams that have been awarded 2019 SFFILM Catapult Film Fellowships.
Sundance Institute announced the expansion of the Science Sandbox Nonfiction Initiative, and the initial nine science-focused independent projects selected for support this year.
The 10th Durban FilmMart, the industry development program of the Durban International Film Festival closed in style with its awards ceremony.
Continuance Pictures has selected the Top 25 script submissions for the first Continue Short Film Initiative, which aims to establish a platform for Australian talent and emerging filmmakers.
Five boundary-pushing nonfiction film project teams will convene at the Sundance Resort in Utah on June 21, for the Sundance Institute’s 2019 Documentary Edit and Story Lab.
Sundance Institute, will present The Farewell director Lulu Wang, an alumna of Institute’s 2017 FilmTwo Initiative, with its Vanguard Award.
Indigenous Filmmakers, Kyle Bell and Peshawn Bread Selected for 2019 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab
Two Indigenous filmmakers, Kyle Bell (Creek-Thlopthlocco Tribal Town) and Peshawn Bread (Comanche) have been chosen to participate in the 2019 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab.
Filmmakers from the U.S., Lebanon, Palestine, and the United Kingdom have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is getting a new name.
The Seattle International Film Festival announced the 2019 Film Teams for the four feature films – two documentary and two narratives, and Industry Mentors for the New Works-in-Progress Forum.
Film Independent has selected 13 filmmakers and eight projects for its 2019 Documentary Lab.
Film Independent has selected five up and coming directors for its 19th Directing Lab, and presented the inaugural K Period Media Fellowship to Andrew Huang, to develop his script Tiger Girl.
Eleven emerging screenwriters have been selected to participate in Sundance Institute’s seventh annual Screenwriters Intensive in Los Angeles.
Rooftop Films awarded seventeen grants to alumni filmmakers, including the Rooftop Films Water Tower Feature Film Grant, presented to director Anastasia Kirillova and co-directors Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter.
37 new feature film projects, almost 50% directed by women, will participate in the 2019 Berlinale Co-Production Market.
Chinese filmmaker Siyi Chen is the winner of the 2019 SFFILM New American Fellowship, supporting the development of her documentary, including My Grandma’s a Dancer and People’s Hospital.
Out of 174 submissions, five film makers from Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Switzerland and the USA have been selected for the fifth edition of the Ikusmira Berriak development and residency program