The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 15-film shortlist for Best Documentary Feature and it includes three NYFF alums, two ND/NF alums, two HRWFF alums, and two films that had theatrical runs at the EBM Film Center. Congrats to all!
David O. Russell's latest took home Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence from the group of New York-based critics gathered in Film Society's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
FilmLinc spoke with Ally Derks, the founder and chief of the world's largest annual non-fiction event, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), which wrapped up over the weekend. Derks talked to us about the evolving doc and why it is as dynamic as its narrative counterpart.
Earlier this year the director of The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu created 20 short trailers for the Transilvania International Film Festival. Much more than just lifeless visual products designed to sell a festival, these trailers will screen together in a free event as part of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema.
Amsterdam's IDFA documentary festival awarded Song From the Forest its top prize this weekend. The 12 day event is one of the world's biggest documentary festivals, serving as a launching pad for the upcoming year's most important non-fiction films.
A trio of "Red Westerns" from over 30 years ago finally hit American screens this weekend (on brand new 35mm prints!) in Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema. Richard Peña calls them "sharply observed and hugely entertaining." Read more and watch some hilarious clips from the films!
An unlikely story of a young Iranian woman's ambition to be an astronaut made its way to the world's biggest documentary festival, IDFA, this week, giving a glimpse at how the power of a dream can overcome fantastic odds.