SFFILM announced the four winners of 2020 SFFILM Documentary Film Fund grants totaling $80,000.
MIDNIGHT TRAVELER (2019)
NAME OF FILM: MIDNIGHT TRAVELER
DIRECTOR(S): Hassan Fazili
STARRING: Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee the country with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing the family’s uncertain journey firsthand, Fazili documents their harrowing trek across numerous borders revealing the danger and uncertainty facing refugees seeking asylum juxtaposed with the unbreakable love shared amongst the family on the run.
Documentary films Apollo 11, For Sama, Hale County, This Morning This Evening and The Edge of Democracy, are among 30 programs winning 2020 Peabody Awards.
American Factory and Apollo 11 lead 2020 Cinema Eye Honors nominations with 5 apiece, including Outstanding Nonfiction Feature.
The 8th Annual Key West Film Festival announced its official 2019 lineup including major fall films from Noah Baumbach and Destin Daniel Cretton.
DOC NYC, documentary festival, announced the tenth anniversary edition lineup of 136 over 300 documentary films making this landmark year DOC NYC’s biggest edition yet.
IDFA has added 70 news documentary films to the 2019 lineup, along with a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for filmmaker Jørgen Leth.
Heartland International Film Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup – A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD to Open Fest
The Heartland International Film Festival announced the official selections for its 28th edition, with Marielle Heller’s Tom Hanks’ starrer A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD as the Opening Night Gala film,
For its 15th edition, Camden International Film Festival will present 38 features, 50 short films, and 16 virtual reality and immersive experiences from over 35 countries.
Midnight Family directed by Luke Lorentzen snagged the prestigious Grand Jury Award at the 2019 edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest.
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”.
The prizes were presented to the winners of the juried Golden Gate Awards at the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival, with the top prize – New Directors Award going to The Chambermaid.
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
Synonyms by Nadav Lapid won the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Based on his own experiences, Nadav Lapid explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place.
37 SECONDS and TALKING ABOUT TREES Win Panorama Audience Awards at 2019 Berlin International Film Festival
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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.
Films by Casey Affleck, Jonah Hill Complete Berlin International Film Festival 2019 Panorama: Breaking Free
The Panorama program lineup of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival is complete, and will feature a total of 45 controversial, political and challenging films.
112 feature-length new independent feature films have been selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
SFFILM on Friday announced the five winners of the 2018 SFFILM Documentary Film Fund awards totaling $125,000,
The Sundance Institute will award $585,000 in targeted grants to twenty-three projects from independent nonfiction storytellers.
On Sunday, September 17, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) hosted their annual Awards Ceremony, with the Audience Award going to Jonathan Olshefski’s QUEST.