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Independent and Documentary Films Among 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Independent and Documentary Films Among 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards are out and includes some of the top independent films and documentary films of 2015.  The organization honored independent films with the award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, and the nominees include “Beasts of No Nation,” “Brotherly Love (pictured above),” “Chi-Raq,” “Infinitely Polar Bear,” and “Secret in Their Eyes.” The NAACP also recognized documentary films with the award for Outstanding Documentary – (Film), and the nominees include “Amy,” “Dreamcatcher,” “In My Fathers House,” “The […]

2015 Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival Unveils Lineup; Opens with “A Ballerina’s Tale”

2015 Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival Unveils Lineup; Opens with “A Ballerina’s Tale”

The 2015 Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival (HT2FF) kicks off Thursday, December 3, and runs for four days, through Sunday, December 6, 2015, all at the Bay Street Theater and Arts Center in Sag Harbor, featuring award-winning films and directors. Thursday, December 3, features the Opening Night Film, “A Ballerina’s Tale” (88 min.), directed by Nelson George, who will be attending for the Q&A. The highly-acclaimed documentary examines African-American ballerina Misty Copeland’s prodigious rise, her […]

New York Films to Shine at 2015 African Diaspora International Film Festival

New York Films to Shine at 2015 African Diaspora International Film Festival

The 2015 African Diaspora International Film Festival is to be held in Manhattan, New York City from November 27 to December 13 at MIST Harlem, Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and Teachers College, Columbia University with the presentation of more than 50 films, including 26 US and NY Premieres. As part of its 23rd edition, the festival will screen a selection of films Made in New York and/or directed by New York based filmmakers. ADIFF 2015 […]

AMY, Listen To Me Marlon, Among Nominees for 2015 IDA Documentary Awards, Tig Notaro to Host Ceremony

AMY, Listen To Me Marlon, Among Nominees for 2015 IDA Documentary Awards, Tig Notaro to Host Ceremony

Grammy-nominated comedian Tig Notaro will host the 2015 IDA Documentary Awards ceremony. Tig Notaro is the subject of Tig, the Netflix Original documentary chronicling her life after it famously fell apart. The 2015 edition of the Awards will highlight six films in Best Feature Documentary category. These films include AMY, Asif Kapadia’s moving film about six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse; The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Stanley Nelson’s vibrant chronicle of the birth of the […]

124 Documentary Features Submitted For 2015 Oscar Race

124 Documentary Features Submitted For 2015 Oscar Race

One hundred twenty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Above and Beyond” “All Things Must Pass” “Amy” “The Armor of Light” “Ballet 422” “Batkid Begins” “Becoming Bulletproof” “Being Evel” “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery” “Best of Enemies” “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” “Bolshoi Babylon” “Brand: A Second Coming” “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez […]

2015 Virginia Film Festival Unveils Lineup, to Open with Hank Williams Film I SAW THE LIGHT

2015 Virginia Film Festival Unveils Lineup, to Open with Hank Williams Film I SAW THE LIGHT

The Virginia Film Festival returns to Charlottesville for its 28th year from November 5 to 8, 2015.  Opening the 2015 Virginia Film Festival will be I Saw the Light, the Hank Williams film from director Marc Abraham that chronicles the country music legend’s meteoric rise to fame and its tragic consequences on a life cut short at the age of only 29. The film stars Tom Hiddleston in the lead role and Elizabeth Olsen as Williams’ wife […]

Complete Slate of Films for AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival

Complete Slate of Films for AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival

The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed the slate of films for the AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival, running June 17 to 21 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD.  The 13th edition of the festival showcases 81 films representing 25 countries, including four world premieres, three U.S. premieres and four East Coast premieres.  AFI DOCS opens with Magnolia Pictures’ BEST OF ENEMIES from director Robert Gordon and Academy Award ®-winning director Morgan Neville and concludes with […]

BLACK PANTHERS Film Wins Best of Fest at 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival

BLACK PANTHERS Film Wins Best of Fest at 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION directed by Stanley Nelson took home the Audience Award “Best of Fest” at the 17th annual RiverRun International Film Festival which ran April 16 to 26, 2015.  In the film, Stanley Nelson weaves together voices from varied perspectives who lived the story of the Black Panther Party, including police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters, and detractors, those who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. AUDIENCE AWARDS The Audience […]

Maryland Film Festival Unveils First 10 Films on 2015 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival Unveils First 10 Films on 2015 Lineup

Maryland Film Festival revealed the first 10 films on the lineup for the upcoming 17th annual festival, which will take place May 6 to 10, 2015, in downtown Baltimore. The first ten feature films announced for MFF 2015 include Stanley Nelson’s Black Panthers documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution; Kris Swanberg’s Unexpected; Olivia Wyatt’s look at Moken culture, Sailing a Sinking Sea; and Eugene Kotlyarenko’s rom-com, A Wonderful Cloud. Also announced for MFF 2015 is the […]