Documentary News

Tribeca Film Institute Joins Forces With Renew Media

IndieWire reports today that Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Film Festival Institute is joining forces with Renew Media, the New York organization that has supported independent filmmakers since 1990. The new organization will be led by Renew Media’s Brian Newman and combines the programs, staff, and boards of the two organizations. “What we are

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POV Alum Adele Horne on Essay Films — or “Films That Try”

Adele Horne is the filmmaker behind The Tailenders (POV 2006), which examines missionary activity, the loss of languages around the world and global capitalism in an unusual and essayistic way. Adele, winner of the “Truer Than Fiction” Award at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards, writes in with her thoughts on the history of essay films.

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Film Your Issue * Call for Entries * 2 Minute Films* Deadline April 14

Earlier this month, I attended the Film Your Issue launch party at the United Nations. I first heard about Film Your Issue (FYI) from our partners at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. For the past five years we’ve worked with their American Democracy Project, to support them in accomplishing the goal of

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