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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

This just in: South by Southwest (SXSW) is happy to announce that the winner of the 24 Beats Per Second Audience Award for the 2006 festival is Alexandra Lipsitz’s “Air Guitar Nation.” The film, which had its world premiere at SXSW, received the highest votes of all the films in the music- related section of […]

Documentaries of Dissent, Part II – Academy Panel April 7th

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

March 21, 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Academy to Fuse Topical Issues with the Art of Filmmaking Beverly Hills, CA — Fast food, oil, politics, press, retail giants, sexual abuse, war and filmmaking will be among the topics of discussion at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Documentaries of Dissent, Part II” on Friday, […]

Independent Spirit Award Noms…

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Here’s a fine article by Jonny Leahan on indieWIRE about the Spirit Award nominated docs.

See Slamdance winners in LA…

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

A complete list of Winners is available at The exact screening schedule is also available at or at 323.466.FILM. All guests are subject to their availability. All screenings are at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood (between Las Palmas Ave. & McCadden Place). THE BEST OF SLAMDANCE – Thursday, […]

Sundance 2006 Documentary Award Winners…

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Okay – they weren’t televised but my emailbox was just filled with press releases. I was going to edit out the narrative stuff, but decided to leave it in and printed the full press release below. In short the winners in docs are: God Grew Tired of Us – Grand Jury Prize: Documentary and Audience […]


Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2006 WRITERS GUILD ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 2006 DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY AWARD Los Angeles and New York – The Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw) and the Writers of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in documentary writing for the screen during the 2005 season: COWBOY DEL AMOR, […]

Straight to DVD is one way to go…

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

A really great article in today’s LA Times about political films going straight to DVD. Discs are the new soapbox Highly political films make Hollywood skittish, so filmmakers with strong messages go straight to DVD, which are sold on the Internet. By Elaine Dutka, Times Staff Writer In these polarized times, there’s at least one […]

Sundance 2006 doc lineup…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

From IndieWIRE: The complete list of documentary competition titles is published below. Spectrum, Park City at Midnight, and Frontier lineups will be announced Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00 a.m. ET and the Premiere’s section lineup will be announced on Thursday, December 1st at 1:00 a.m. ET. The festival’s short film lineup will be released on […]

Independent Spirit Award documentary nominations 2006…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

From Best documentary: Alex Gibney’s “Enron: The Smarest Guys in the Room“; Werner Herzog’s “Grizzly Man“; Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez’s “La Sierra“; Mark Becker’s “Romantico” and David Zeiger’s “Sir! No Sir!” The Truer Than Fiction Award, presented to an emerging director of nonfiction features: Rachel Boynton for “Our Brand Is Crisis“; Garrett Scott […]

IDA Award Winners 2005

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

International Documentary Association Names Top Docs of 2005 FAVELA RISING and OUR BRAND IS CRISIS Share Honors in Features Category LOS ANGELES, November 16, 2005 – The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced today that FAVELA RISING, OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, THE CHILDREN OF LENINGRADSKY, CNN PRESENTS, and THE STAIRCASE have earned Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards. […]