AFI DOCS revealed its full slate of films for the 2019 festival with women dominating selections. This year’s Centerpiece film will be AMERICAN FACTORY, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
For Sama (2019)
NAME OF FILM: FOR SAMA
DIRECTOR(S): Waad al-Khateab, Edward Watts
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: An astonishing look into motherhood and the female experience of war, this is one of those movies we promise will change you forever. For five years Waad al-Kateab kept her camera on, documenting her life and those around her as activists in Aleppo. Part diary, part love letter to her daughter, this poignant film follows al-Kateab’s beginnings as a hopeful student protester, to her falling in love, getting married, and having her first child, all while conflict rises around her.
Sheffield Doc/Fest announces the line-up of 180+ documentary features and shorts for its 26th edition, which runs from 6 to 11 June, 2019, under the tagline “Ways of Seeing”.
Winner of the award for Best Documentary at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, For Sama documents Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria.
2019 Cannes Film Festival Unveils Official Selection, with Films by Pedro Almodóvar, Xavier Dolan, Terrence Malic
The Official Selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival was unveiled this morning and includes new releases from Pedro Almodóvar, Xavier Dolan, Ken Loach, and Terrence Malick.
The 2019 RiverRun International Film Festival announced the Awards with the top prizes going to Alice directed by Josephine Mackerras which won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival today announced the 2019 Audience Award winners from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight.
The 2019 Award winners of the 26th SXSW Film Festival Awards were announced at the historic Paramount Theatre with the top prizes going to Alice directed by Josephine Mackerras and For Sama directed by Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts.
South by Southwest® (SXSW) Film Festival announced the features and episodic premieres lineup for the 26th edition of the Film Festival.