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”.
Midnight Family (2018)
NAME OF FILM: MIDNIGHT FAMILY (2018)
DIRECTOR(S): Luke Lorentzen
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Though a world-class metropolis of more than nine million residents, the Mexico City government operates only 45 emergency ambulances for the entire population. These wide gaps of service are filled in by ragtag unregistered ambulances like the one operated by the Ochoa family, who barely make a living providing emergency transport in hopes of being monetarily rewarded for their efforts. Even though a patient is delivered safely to a hospital, there’s no guarantee they will be paid for the service. And bribery from local police provides another impediment. Equal parts profound and thrilling, director Luke Lorentzen’s Sundance award-winning vérité documentary, filmed over 80 nights riding with the Ochoas as they respond to calls and race against rival EMT outfits to the scenes of accidents, provides a remarkable portrait of a family—and a city and society—at desperate odds, all trying to survive.
The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival returns for the fifth edition, from May 22 through 26, and will open with In Fabric starring Gwendoline Christie and Marianne Jean-Baptist.
2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Opens with CARLOS ALMARAZ: PLAYING WITH FIRE
This year’s 2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will kick off on May 1st, with the documentary CARLOS ALMARAZ: PLAYING WITH FIRE, and will showcase a diverse lineup of feature films, short films, music videos, and more.
LUCE directed by Julius Onah, and starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth as a married couple, will open the 17th IFFBoston on Wednesday, April 24 at the Somerville Theatre.
2019 Montclair Film Festival Announces Star Studded Lineup, Opens with WILD ROSE, Closes with TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
The 8th Montclair Film Festival taking place May 3 to 12, 2019, in Montclair, NJ will feature over 150 films; opening on Friday, May 3, with Tom Harper’s WILD ROSE
A FIRST FAREWELL and YOU HAVE THE NIGHT are Big Winners of 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival Awards
Wang Lina’s A First Farewell and Ivan Salatić’s You Have the Night are the big winners at the Firebird Awards of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival.
The 2019 Calgary Underground Film Festival will open with the Canadian Premiere of the Australian zombie horror rom-com LITTLE MONSTERS starring Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o.
This year’s lineup for the 48th annual New Directors/New Films will introduce 24 features and 11 short films to New York audiences, with 15 films directed or co-directed by women.
2019 Sundance Film Festival Awards – CLEMENCY, ONE CHILD NATION, HONEYLAND, THE SOUVENIR Win Top Prizes
Bold, intimate, and humanizing stories won at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to Clemency, One Child Nation, Honeyland and The Souvenir.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
The Sundance Institute will award $585,000 in targeted grants to twenty-three projects from independent nonfiction storytellers.
SFFILM announced the six winners of the 2017 SFFILM Documentary Film Fund awards totaling $125,000, which support feature-length documentaries in postproduction.
SFFILM has selected ten finalists for the 2017 SFFILM Documentary Film Fund which will award $125,000 to support feature-length documentaries in postproduction.