Documentary News

‘Up the Yangtze’ and ‘The Betrayal’ Nominated for Independent Spirit Awards

It’s almost the end of the year, which means that film award season is in full swing. The Academy Award shortlist for best documentary came out a few weeks ago, and the Satellite Award nominees for best documentary were announced at the end of November. This morning, the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards were

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Human Rights Watch & SILVERDOCS

Two major festivals have been taking place over the past two weeks, making June a time for a real feast for documentary lovers in the New York and Washington, D.C. areas. The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival runs through June 26 at Lincoln Center. The festival showcases films from the U.S. and around the

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2008 Media Arts Fellowships from the Tribeca Film Institute

POV production assistant Andrew Catauro writes in with the latest news from the Tribeca Film Institute. Last night, in a new partnership with Renew Media, the Tribeca Film Institute awarded its 2008 Media Arts Fellowships at the New York Academy of Art. POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry and I attended the ceremony honoring the recipients.

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Envirodocs: The Day Before the Day After Tomorrow

In light of Earth Day yesterday, the environment is on everyone’s minds. Or is it? How prominent are environmental stories the day after Earth Day? There’s no shortage of docs sounding the environmental crisis alarm. By all accounts we’re half way to Armageddon, with the environmental situation so precarious only the swiftest about-face in energy

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