Documentary News

Inside Independent Film Week with Milton Tabbot, Senior Director of Programming at IFP

POV’s series producer Yance Ford interviews Milton Tabbot, senior director of programming at IFP for an inside look at the world of independent filmmaking. IFP’s Independent Film Week will run from September 19-24 in New York, and IFP’s Filmmaker Conference will run concurrently, from September 19-23. Yance Ford: What is IFP and what’s your mission

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Happy 10th Birthday Wishes to the D-Word!

For those of you unfamiliar with the D-Word, it is a unique online community of over 2400 documentary professionals from over 78 countries who share information and resources on all things documentary, including creative, business, technical, and social topics. D-Word was started began as a series of online journal entries by filmmaker Doug Block depicting

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An Interview with Sky Sitney, Artistic Director of Silverdocs

POV’s Executive Director Simon Kilmurry interviews Sky Sitney, artistic director of the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival. Silverdocs will run from June 15-22 in conjunction with the International Documentary Conference. For the full line-up and schedule, visit www.silverdocs.com. Simon Kilmurry: Can you tell us a little about how films are chosen for the festival? With

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An Interview with John Biaggi, Director of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

The 20th Human Rights Watch International Film Festival (HRWIFF) takes place in New York from June 11 to June 25. POV’s Executive Director Simon Kilmurry took the opportunity to ask John Biaggi, the director of the festival, about the history of the festival and what’s on slate for this year. Check out HRWIFF’s website to

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“Made in L.A.” Wins the Hillman Prize!

Alexandra Lescaze, executive director of the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Made in L.A. filmmakers Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo, and Hillman Awards judge Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor of the New Yorker Congratulations to filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar, whose film Made in L.A. (POV 2007) has been awarded a 2009 Hillman Prize. The Hillman Prizes

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Links and Events

Coverage of the fantastic Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, POV 2009) retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art included articles by Cynthia Fuchs at Pop Matters, who writes, “Longinotto’s documentaries explore moral and emotional intricacies, the shifting relations between individuals and communities,” and indieWire, which called Kim “England’s answer to Frederick Wiseman.”

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Kim Longinotto: Not a “Fly on the Wall”

POV series producer Yance Ford reports back on a couple of Kim Longinotto events from last week. POV’s Chris White and filmmaker Kim Longinotto at her POV filmmaker interview. If you were in New York City last week, you may have noticed that filmmaker Kim Longinotto was, well, everywhere. On Thursday afternoon she was interviewed

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Link Roundup

MoMA’s retrospective of Kim Longinotto‘s work starts this week. This is a rare chance to see all of Kim’s masterful films in America, and to hear from Kim herself — she is considered one of the foremost vérité filmmakers in the documentary world. Kim’s film Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go will air on POV

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