“Our Nixon” Wins in Ann Arbor; Participant to Launch Cable Network image

“Our Nixon” Wins in Ann Arbor; Participant to Launch Cable Network

Penny Lane's documentary on Richard Nixon and his close aides wins a big festival prize just before it's set to close New Directors/New Films. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: MoMA unveils films for its annual German showcase and the Havana Film Festival NY and Buenos Aires Film Festival announce their lineups.

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Joshua Oppenheimer Dramatically Exposes Genocide in “The Act Of Killing”

New Directors/New Films filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer's discusses The Act of Killing, an important and inventive documentary that dramatically tells the story of a 20th century genocide in Indonesia of which few around the world are aware.

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Hot Docs Unveils 2013 Lineup

One of North America's largest documentary film festivals unveiled its 200-plus title lineup, with the World Premiere of Canadian filmmaker Shawney Cohen's The Manor set to open the event on April 25.

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SXSW Awards “Short Term 12” & “William and the Windmill” Top Prizes

The SXSW Film Conference & Festival concluded its major events Tuesday night with an emotional awards ceremony. Short Term 12 and William and the Windmill took the top narrative and documentary prizes in the juried categories.

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“First Position” to Open Thessaloniki Doc Festival

Bess Kargman's ballet documentary will open the 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece this Friday. Also in today's news round-up, details about the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival; Chinese artist Ai Weiwei plans an album release; and Brazil's It's All True doc film fest unveils lineup.

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True, False and Everything in Between

The True/False Film Festival in Columbia, MO has become a major stop for the documentary community and prides itself on blurring the lines between nonfiction and fiction filmmaking, with a healthy dose of fun thrown in to boot.

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Smaller Indies Defenseless Against “Silver Linings Playbook” at Spirit Awards

The latest from David O. Russell beat out indie darling Beasts of the Southern Wild to take home four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Female Lead (Jennifer Lawrence). Other major awards went to John Hawkes and Helen Hunt for The Sessions, Amour, and The Invisible War.

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Miami International Film Festival Trains Spotlight on Florida Films

Films shot and set in Miami will be feted in the Miami International Film Festival's Florida Focus and other sections, including Sundance documentary competition feature Blackfish and the world premiere of Eenie Meenie Miney Moe

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Documentaries Set for 10th True/False Film Festival

Filmmakers and industry are set to flock to Columbia, MO for the True/False Film Festival, which opens in at the end of the month. Favorites from Sundance and Toronto are among this year's offerings.

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Daily Buzz: Sundance Episode 6

Today's podcast brings the heat with a fast-paced wrap-up of the best so far and the best yet to come at Sundance, plus the true story of the hunt for bin Laden in Greg Barker’s doc Manhunt and Albert Maysles on his approach to nonfiction filmmaking and his new short The Secret of Trees.

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