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Documentary Film

15
Mar
2022
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Meet the Six New Diverse Voices in Docs Fellows at Kartemquin

Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago has announced the six new 2022 Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) fellows.  Welcoming the 9th cohort, DVID is a professional mentorship program for Midwestern documentary filmmakers of color, created by Kartemquin Films and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago. Fellows are chosen from a pool of applicants with a demonstrated commitment to social issue documentary. The...
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3
Mar
2022
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Chicago Filmmaker Bob Hercules to Helm ‘Tom Who’ Doc on Late Night Host Tom Snyder; Snyder’s Daughter to Co-Direct

Leaping from one legend to another. Chicago filmmaker Bob Hercules, who co-directed the Peabody-winning American Masters bio-documentary of the legendary poet and activist Maya Angelou, is set to co-produce and co-direct Tom Who, a documentary about the career of late-night talk-show icon Tom Snyder (pictured left). Deadline reports preproduction is underway this week for the project, which is being co-produced and co-directed by Snyder’s daughter...
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2
Mar
2022
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Chicago-Based KINGPIX Launching Streaming Platform This Month

The new KINGPIX Digital Streaming TV Network is set to launch, according to its founder, and the platform has signed a two-part docuseries from California-based B and B Productions. KINGPIX will distribute “Generation to Generation,” a documentary series on Holocaust survivors, taken from a unique perspective of resilience and even supernatural occurrences of “miracles,” according to the film’s Producer / Director Thomas Biebers. As for the mission of KINGPIX,...
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1
Feb
2022
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GoTraveler Joins Forces with VIZIO

GoTraveler, an OTT app and linear channel with the world’s largest collection of professionally produced travel shows and series, announced today that some of their top-rated shows are now included in the on demand programming available on VIZIO’s (NYSE: VZIO) WatchFree+ streaming service. Now millions of SmartCast users can access on demand titles like Anthony Bourdain A Cook’s Tour, Under the Pole, and Mexico One...
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1
Feb
2022
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Sundance 2022 Top Jury Prizes Go To ‘Nanny,’ ‘The Exiles,’ ‘All That Breathes, ‘Utama’

After nine days, 84 feature films and 59 short films, the juries have deliberated and the audience has voted, and tonight the 2022 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards were announced. The award-winning films will screen online on the Festival platform on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30. Tickets for all award screening films are available beginning at 5:00 PM MT today. The 26 jury-awarded and...
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27
Jan
2022
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Abigail Disney Doc Marks Chicago Media Project’s Sixth Sundance Film

The Sundance Film Festival is underway, virtually so, with filmlovers (and hopefully filmbuyers) experiencing world premiere cinema from the small screens in their respective living rooms. The festival has marked a terrific festival for Chicago Media Project (CMP), founded by Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen. SCREEN initially reported the Windy City collective of independent film investors and philanthropists was bringing a whopping five scintillating premieres...
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24
Nov
2021
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PHOTO BOOTH: The 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival

This year’s collaborative re-envisioning of the 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) – the world’s longest-running underground film festival – was a stellar success. CUFF and its founder Bryan Wendorf welcomed Full Spectrum Features (FSF) as the official presenter of CUFF this year to program more diversity, equity, and inclusion to represent a wider range of artists and voices, including women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+...
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11
Nov
2021
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Kartemquin Welcomes Betsy Leonard as Executive Director

Kartemquin Films, the award-winning Chicago-based documentary nonprofit organization, today named Betsy Leonard as Executive Director. Leonard will begin on December 1st, overseeing all aspects of operations, programs, and serving as Executive Producer on all of Kartemquin’s documentaries. Leonard joins Kartemquin on the heels of 29 years at Heartland Alliance, where she played a variety of mission-critical roles including Senior Director of People & Culture, Vice...
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4
Nov
2021
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The 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival Is Underway, with A New Partner and Packed Lineup

In a collaborative re-envisioning of the 28th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)—the world’s longest-running underground film festival—Full Spectrum Features (FSF) is the official presenter of CUFF this year to program more diversity, equity, and inclusion to represent a wider range of artists and voices, including women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ filmmakers. The festival will showcase six feature-length films and six shorts programs, presented from Friday,...
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