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ACCESSIBILITY SCORECARD IN EXHIBITION

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Over the last year, a small group of professional advocates from all areas of film and exhibition have been working to create a coalition that highlights and prioritizes accessibility needs at film events. Jim Lebrecht from FWD-Doc and Cassidy…

THE POWER OF PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMS: THE DISTRIBUTORS

In early 2022, Re-Present Media (RPM) issued an article, The Power of Personal Documentary Films, presenting data gathered from emerging BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) filmmakers working on personal documentary films. In particular,…

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

The world is coming out of COVID, and people are returning to theaters. But it is an unequal playing field. The masses are once more returning to multiplexes, but the arthouses are still suffering with low attendance, a trend that started before…

REEL LIFE: HISTORY ON FILM

How does one curate archival footage to contextualize history? The short documentary For Love and Legacy chronicles an artist's attempt to honor Black Panther leader Huey Newton through a public sculpture. Exploring themes of history and memory,…

VARIETY’S TEN SCREENWRITERS TO WATCH

Variety has honored “10 Screenwriters to Watch” for more than a decade, spotlighting the brightest and most promising writers of the year. We’re thrilled for the occasion to discuss their work in an intimate setting—a great opportunity…

MIND THE GAP: THE UNKNOWN COUNTRY: AN EXPLORATORY FILMMAKING PROCESS

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An exciting conversation with the filmmakers of The Unknown Country, a dazzling, poetic narrative-documentary feature film that demonstrates how cinema can be used as a means to listen, understand, and honor human dignity. The conversation…

OINK (KNOR)

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LAUGH | MIND THE GAP | FAMILY Netherlands, Belgium 2022, 72 min, Director: Mascha Halberstad This delightfully Dutch stop-motion-animated feature is the story of Babs, a nine-year-old steadfast vegetarian who desperately wants a pet puppy.…