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Top Dozen Documentary Film Festivals: Up Next, Hot Docs and Full Frame

With the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announcing its 2014 lineup of Tribute and Thematic Program films, we put together a compendium of the top dozen must-attend doc fests around the country.
  • By John Anderson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 31, 2014 1:30 PM
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Here's a First Look at Hot Docs Entry 'Waiting for August' from Romania (TRAILER)

From director Teodora Ana Mihai comes "Waiting for August," a slow-boil Romanian social doc about a 15-year-old girl who must care for her six siblings while her mother makes ends meet abroad.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 3:24 PM
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Hot Docs: Technological Revolution, 'Total Disruption,' Stolen Privacy

“Isn’t it ironic that I’m having all these technical problems when I’m supposed to be talking about technology?” director Ondi Timoner asked a very patient (for awhile) Hot Docs audience Monday. Well, yeah, but it’s hardly the only irony that’s been on display here in Toronto.
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 29, 2013 2:20 PM
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Hot Docs Wrap: Canadian International Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Winnows World's Best Docs

Like a lot of people, the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival (official name) is "trying to figure out who we are," according to program director Charlotte Cook: In other, trying to figure out where they’re going to go, now that the fest has hit its 20th year -- a convenient moment to reassess, if not necessarily change your whole MO. Which the festival certainly is not about to do.
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 28, 2013 2:47 PM
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FatLabs Composer Vikas Kohli Heads to Cannes and HotDocs (VIDEO)

Indo-Canadian composer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs has two films gearing up for the festival circuit.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 12:54 PM
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