Reviews and interviews from the film festival circuit, including reports from TIFF, Hot Docs, Sundance, and Cannes.
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Montreal’s Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA) has grown from a niche event in 1981 into a ten-day showcase of 300 films from 30 countries. Alioff previews the latest edition of
Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival has cornered the Toronto's film festival market on contemporary documentaries about visual artists.
POV’s International editor and festival maven weighs forth on doc fests with a slew of distinguished colleagues.
As digital disrupts conventional distribution models, what will happen to festivals in the age of online viewing habits?
If air travel is immoral, and the Internet has contracted geography, then what kind of window is the documentary screen today?
Kassel may never be a swan, but, you can’t call something with a 24-year history an accident; there is a sophisticated audience that keeps the festival running.
What one Canadian learned at IDFA (International Documentary Filmfestival, Amsterdam).
At 86, veteran filmmaker Richard Leacock comes to Canada for Hot Docs’ Outstanding Achievement retrospective.
Was VIFF the best of times or the worst of times? Hockenhull reports on great docs and a wasted cultural opportunity.
POV surveys Hot Docs’ exciting selection of films from Iran, a country noted for works that intersect between fiction and documentaries.