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Unbiased Gear Review: DJI Ronin M - EntreFilmmaker

Unbiased Gear Review: DJI Ronin M - EntreFilmmaker | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
You know, the holy grail of shooting professionally in general is to create footage that is stunningly lit and the camera movements are smooth and innovative. In the past you had to use gliders, dollies, steadicam and glide cams in order to get those results. When using steadicams it could take up to 10 min. …
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10 Hope Films
Through filmmaking and storytelling on a massive level we’re capturing the essence of hope that lies beyond the tragedies of war, misguided virtues and the struggles of everyday life. We present these films in ways that will disrupt the balance of negativity and defeat. Hope is all around us and we’ll discover it together, the human, genuine, compassionate truth behind our struggling world.
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Vietnamese documentary gets best director award at Singapore film fest - VnExpress International

Vietnamese documentary gets best director award at Singapore film fest - VnExpress International | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Pham Thu Hang has won the best director award for a postwar documentary at the Singapore International Film Festival. - VnExpress International
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ACT Human Rights Film Festival joins international Human Rights Film Network | College of Liberal Arts | SOURCE | Colorado State University

ACT Human Rights Film Festival joins international Human Rights Film Network | College of Liberal Arts | SOURCE | Colorado State University | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
The ACT Human Rights Film Festival is the latest festival to be accepted into the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN), an international partnership of 41 independent human rights film festivals. 
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Ajyal Youth Film Festival | Doha Film Institute

Ajyal Youth Film Festival | Doha Film Institute | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
The Ajyal Youth Film Festival has been designed to empower the region’s youth and to inspire film enthusiasts of all ages in Qatar and the region
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Former PCVS Student's Documentary "Youth Unstoppable" To Headline Peterborough ReFrame Film Festival —

Former PCVS Student's Documentary "Youth Unstoppable" To Headline Peterborough ReFrame Film Festival — | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Youth Unstoppable , a documentary film made by former PCVS student Slater Jewell-Kemker made to amplify youth voices against climate change, will be the opening night film headlining Peterborough’s ReFrame Film Festival at Showplace on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. Jewell-Kemker say that
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El-Yateem stars in documentary film about City Council campaign

El-Yateem stars in documentary film about City Council campaign | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
The film will be screened on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Alpine Theater at 6817 Fifth Ave. at 6:45 p.m.
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‘Listen to the Silence’ to Screen at iDOCS International Documentary Film Festival

‘Listen to the Silence’ to Screen at iDOCS International Documentary Film Festival | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
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John Pilger discusses his “The Power of Documentary” film festival - World Socialist Web Site

John Pilger discusses his “The Power of Documentary” film festival - World Socialist Web Site | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Veteran journalist and filmmaker John Pilger spoke with the WSWS last week about his film festival and the political issues confronting serious journalists today.
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Documentary brings to life forgotten communities | News | appeal-democrat.com

Documentary brings to life forgotten communities | News | appeal-democrat.com | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Lights. Camera. Time machine!
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Sundance Film Festival includes documentary on Bladenboro teen’s death

Sundance Film Festival includes documentary on Bladenboro teen’s death | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
BLADENBORO — The internationally acclaimed Sundance Film Festival will include a documentary about the death of Lennon Lacy.“Always in Season” is one of 16 world-premiere American…
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Film festival fall series comes to close with documentary screening

Film festival fall series comes to close with documentary screening | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Like all films screened for the Black Maria Film Festival, the screening will feature discussions about film making and other subject matter.
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Sellers documentary comes to S.C.; film could hit TV next year | Local | thetandd.com

Sellers documentary comes to S.C.; film could hit TV next year | Local | thetandd.com | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Orangeburg native Emily Harrold’s documentary film on former state representative Bakari Sellers will get its South Carolina premiere tonight in Columbia.
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In With The New at The 31st International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

In With The New at The 31st International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
This edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (November 14th-25th) — now in its third decade, but also marking its inaugural year under the exciting new leadership of Syrian documentarian Orwa Nyrabia — offered one of the most binge-worthy lineups I’ve experienced in all my years covering the world’s largest doc fest. Of the nearly two-dozen films I managed to catch both in Amsterdam during my stay (once again guests were put up at the lovely — and couldn’t get more convenient — Hotel NH Carlton, which doubles as the fest’s headquarters) and online, not one disappointed. Indeed, veteran filmmakers working at the top of their game were well represented by some stellar films. This included Vitaly Mansky (Putin’s Witnesses), Werner Herzog (Meeting Gorbachev), Errol Morris (American Dharma), Ruth Beckermann (The Waldheim Waltz), Kazuo Hara (Extremely Private Eros: Love Song 1974), Sergei Loznitsa (The Trial), Maria Ramos (The Trial), Nikolaus Geyrhalter (The Border Fence) — and that’s just off the top of my head.

Which also means that these doc world luminaries don’t need my advocacy to convince you to support their work. (Anyone unfamiliar with Morris and his most recent Steve Bannon “horror film” is probably not reading this article.) So instead of ranting about how Netflix should just give us a Herzog History series already, I’d rather rave about another set of nonfiction artists that might not be on the wider radar — but who certainly deserve Stateside acclaim in the years to come.

Firstly — and in keeping with IDFA’s status as a signatory to the 5050x2020 Pledge for Gender Parity and Inclusion in Film Festivals — a trio of female filmmakers rocked my world this time around. Two of them were filmmakers whose latest projects I’d put on my IDFA must-see list: Katja Fedulova, a Deutschland-residing Russian expat whose Faith Hope Love I championed in my Hot Docs coverage last April; and Hungary’s Eszter Hajdú, who I’ve been anxiously awaiting a follow-up from since 2013’s Judgment in Hungary. The third, Swiss director Anja Kofmel, I knew nothing about (despite her doc’s Cannes debut), but whose Oscar-quality film intoxicated me for days.

Internationally premiering in the Frontlight section, Fedulova’s short The Patriot packs a slowly unfolding punch into its 35-minute running time. It also feels like a companion piece to Faith Hope Love, the director’s attempt to learn what it means to be a feminist in Putin’s Russia by following three young, politically-minded women in the homeland who upend all preconceived notions at every turn. With The Patriot, the clear-eyed expat focuses her acute gaze on Vassily Vlassov, who at 21 is the youngest member of the parliament and right-hand man to Vladimir Zhirinovsky, aka the “Russian Trump.”

While at first appearing shy and reserved — or perhaps that’s only in relation to his fist-fighting boss — the sweet young Vlassov incrementally opens up to reveal some increasingly disturbing values. In addition to being breezily racist, xenophobic and homophobic, he’s a staunch believer that a woman’s place is in the home, or in some “female job” like teaching — a stance made all the more heartbreaking as his wife struggles to find her own individual meaning in life. He’s also full of calculating ambition, with plans to be president by age 35. And yet Fedulova’s portrait of Vlassov is anything but dour. On the contrary, set to a silly, jaunty score, her elegantly composed shots capture more about the absurd state of Russian — and perhaps world — politics than any Duma stump speech ever could.

Director Eszter Hajdú is likewise concerned with current politics in her native land — in this case, Viktor Orbán’s Hungary. She spent the year leading up to last April’s election following the campaigns of both Orbán’s right-wing Fidesz party and its main rival, the pro-European, left-wing party headed by former prime minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, to whom she got incredible, fly-on-the-wall access. The resulting film, Hungary 2018, which premiered in the Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, is at once an engaging political campaign doc — with a charismatic former prime minister doing his best to “go high” as the current prime minister and his scare-tactical cronies sink ever lower on the xenophobia scale — and a canary-in-the-coal-mine history lesson. Forget the devastation felt in 2016 by the majority of the US that voted for Clinton over Trump. As Hajdú pans the faces of Gyurcsány and his left-leaning supporters on their election night, one thing is clear. They are not merely upset at having been defeated by Orbán and his power-consolidating party. It’s the loss of the country itself, and with it the hope of a democratic future. That's ultimately evidenced by the end titles, which note that several crew members asked not to be listed in the credits for fear of government retaliation.

As cinematic and thought-provoking as those two standouts proved to be, though, it was Anja Kofmel’s astonishing Chris the Swiss that I couldn’t shake. Appearing in the Best of Fests section, the film is a true-crime detective story which combines Kofmel’s evocative, inky B&W animation with her own contemporary, live-action journey to tell the story — and learn the truth — about the life and death of Christian Würtenberg. “Chris the Swiss,” as he was known, was a young conflict journo from Switzerland who perished under mysterious circumstances in Bosnia during the Yugoslav Wars two decades ago. He also happened to be the cousin of Kofmel, who was only 10 when he died and has been haunted by the incident ever since.

Beautifully composed, with a strong sound design, era-appropriate score, and deft use of archival color images, the film is riveting in its unexpected twists — such as a phone call Kofmel makes to Carlos the Jackal, who sends her his condolences from prison — and harrowing turns. It’s also heartfelt and surprisingly eerie, as the director uses Chris’s own journals to retrace the last days of his life, rendering her cousin’s journey in her childhood memory, trapped-in-the past animation, while her own steps in his shoes are taken in today’s time. “In war the choice isn’t between good and bad — it’s between bad and very bad,” a mercenary who briefly knew Chris tells Kofmel towards the end. Ultimately, her highly idealistic, courageous cousin seems to have gotten caught in some funhouse mirror of moral clarity, the consequences of which continue for us all to this day.

As for the unheralded male filmmakers, three were behind two of the most compelling VR projects to be found at this year’s transformative IDFA DocLab. The first, selected for the IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, was a visceral work by Danish documentarian (and poet) Pejk Malinovski, which made me think that virtual reality just might hold the key to ending solitary confinement (if we can convince lawmakers to don those headsets). This Room is a virtual trip to an asylum center in Europe, specifically the tiny space that’s meant to house a refugee as he or she awaits a decision, sometimes for months if not years. As the viewer sits on a bunk bed, listening to first-person stories of quiet desperation and the whittling away of hope, the claustrophobia of the place becomes downright palpable. And yet, just when you think the situation couldn’t get more depressing, something shifts — or rather waves. Outside the window appears an ever-expanding, tranquil sea, simultaneously offering a sanctuary for memories, and an unexpected calming respite from those fierce political storms.

The second VR project, featured as part of the IDFA DocLab Spotlight program, was the lyrically named Accused no. 2: Walter Sisulu, an imaginative creation from filmmakers Gilles Porte and Nicolas Champeaux, whose feature-length doc The State Against Mandela and the Others seems to have served as inspiration for this piece. Combining (recently restored and digitized) audio recordings from South Africa’s infamous Rivonia Trial of the early 60s — which ultimately led to the life imprisonment sentences of 10 ANC anti-apartheid activists, including Nelson Mandela — with charcoal drawing-like animations, Accused no. 2: Walter Sisulu is a courtroom drama of epic racist proportions. From the center of the proceeding we watch as ANC member Walter Sisulu, calm and dignified, is cross-examined by a pompous white prosecutor, turn to see the towering white judge looming like a robed reaper nearby, then spin a bit more in our seat to take in the nervous black faces similarly condemned. The carousel of injustice just goes round and round.

Finally, I should give a brief mention to
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Family In Transition documentary producer on unexpected trans love story

Family In Transition documentary producer on unexpected trans love story | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Love is complicated. It's not something we can always control or even plan for. Director Ofir Trainin and producer Tal…
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‘Statement After My Poet Husband’s Death’ opens Bangladesh Short and Documentary Film Festival

‘Statement After My Poet Husband’s Death’ opens Bangladesh Short and Documentary Film Festival | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar, president of the Bangladesh Film Directors Association, emphasized in his speech, how we need multiplexes throughout the country in order to be able to see such films more often. He commended Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy for hosting this festival in every local Shilpakala facility at the district level, which will inspire young film-makers outside of Dhaka as well
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Jeremy Gloff's Moments of Eurphoria nominated for Best Documentary at Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival

Jeremy Gloff's Moments of Eurphoria nominated for Best Documentary at Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
It was directed by filmmaker Michael M. Sinclair.
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Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer's death

Sean Penn working on documentary on Saudi writer's death | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Turkish official says Sean Penn in Turkey working on documentary about slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi consulate in Istanbul
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Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 New Frontier Program –

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 New Frontier Program – | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
The Sundance Institute rounded out the lineup for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival by unveiling its New Frontier section, which “spotlights work at the dynamic crossroads of film, art and technology…
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Documentary 'Words From a Bear,' about Oklahoma author N. Scott Momaday to premiere at 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Documentary 'Words From a Bear,' about Oklahoma author N. Scott Momaday to premiere at 2019 Sundance Film Festival | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
- PARK CITY, Utah - A documentary film on the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday will make its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
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Miles Davis Documentary to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Miles Davis Documentary to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
"Miles Davis: Birth of Cool" is one of a trio of major music documentaries to premieres at the next edition of the Sundance Film Festival.
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Singapore Film Commission Marks Anniversary With Documentary, Debate –

Singapore Film Commission Marks Anniversary With Documentary, Debate – | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
The Singapore Film Commission continued the ongoing celebration of its 20th anniversary by screening a specially commissioned documentary “Singapore Cinema: Between Takes.” Directed by Koh Chong Wu…
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PressTV-Syrian film rewarded at Tehran Resistance Film Festival

PressTV-Syrian film rewarded at Tehran Resistance Film Festival | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
The feature film “The Father” has collected the Best Screenplay Award at the Resistance Film Festival in Tehran.
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Documentary about Ocasio-Cortez’s winning campaign picked for Sundance Film Festival

Documentary about Ocasio-Cortez’s winning campaign picked for Sundance Film Festival | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
A documentary that focuses on Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) congressional campaign is heading to the Sundance Film Festival.
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Sundance Film Festival unveils 2019 feature film slate

Sundance Film Festival unveils 2019 feature film slate | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy, Awkwafina dives into a dramatic role, and Harvey Weinstein gets a documentary spotlight in films that will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January. The Sundance Institute revealed on Wednesday 111 feature films, culled from 4,018 submissions, set to screen at the annual festival this January in Park City, Utah.
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Hamptons Doc Fest: New Name, Same Entertaining Mission

Hamptons Doc Fest: New Name, Same Entertaining Mission | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
The Hamptons Doc Fest returns for its 11th year from November 29–December 3. See cutting-edge documentary films with relevant, interesting themes.
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POLISH SHORTS: ONLY ONE WEEK TILL FIRST DEADLINE FOR 59TH KRAKOWS FILM FESTIVAL -

POLISH SHORTS: ONLY ONE WEEK TILL FIRST DEADLINE FOR 59TH KRAKOWS FILM FESTIVAL - | 10 Hope Films | Scoop.it
Films made prior to 31 October 2018 can be submitted only for one more week – till 30 November. Krakow Film Festival is waiting for documentary, animated and short film.
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