What Makes A Great Interview? Filmmakers Share Tips on Securing Great On-Screen Dialogues

At “What Makes a Great Interview,” a November 12 panel at Doc NYC, moderator Sandi DuBowski (Trembling Before G-d) offered his reflections on interviews: “People want to have a cathartic experience, a ...

‘Diamond Diplomacy’ Explores Baseball’s Historic Influence on Japan-u.S. Relations

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your ...

Recipients of 2015/2016 Tfi New Media Fund Announced

Tribeca Film Institute (Tfi), in partnership with Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative, has announced the grant recipients of the 2015/2016 Tfi New Media Fund. Grantees were selected by an advisory ...

Recipients of 2015/2016 Tfi New Media Fund Announced

Tribeca Film Institute (Tfi), in partnership with Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative, has announced the grant recipients of the 2015/2016 Tfi New Media Fund. Grantees were selected by an advisory ...

Cannes Isa of the Day: Philippa Kowarsky of Cinephil

The Isa of the Day segment of SydneysBuzz resumes for the Cannes Film Festival 2015. ISAs, or International Sales Agents, help to bring films into global distribution by selling distribution rights to ...

The Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Juries Feature a Host of Big Names

The Tribeca Film Festival have announced the juries for each category of competition. A host of actors, directors and journalists have been selected that include Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Haggis, Josh ...

Tribeca 2013: Eva Longoria, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Radnor among festival jurors

The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi ...

The 25 Greatest Gay Documentaries

Looking for a must-see list of great gay documentaries? We've got you covered. We recently asked our readers to nominate up to five of their favorite documentary films via write-in vote. Thousands ...

Sundance Institute Names 27 Recipients of Documentary Grants; '99%,' Films from Sandi DuBowski and Amy Berg Among Recipients

The Sundance Institute announced 27 recipients of its development, production and audience engagement documentary grants.  Included in the list are: "99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film," ...

Cinema Eye Honors Nominees for Genre-Bending Award Include 'Beginners,' 'My Joy'

The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking have announced the five nominees for their second annual Heterodox Award, which honors a narrative film that "imaginatively incorporates nonfiction ...

Making A Living As A Filmmaker

A Tribeca Film Institute Panel at the New School this week mulled over just this topic. From the program: You’ve completed your school work and made a few films in school, and now you need to figure ...

SnagFilms' New iPad App Allows Free Streaming of Indie Docs

SnagFilms' New iPad App Allows Free Streaming of Indie Docs SnagFilms, which distributes ad-supported indie documentaries online, announced Thursday a new iPad application that will users to stream more than 50 docs, many of them festival winners – including ...

Eyes Wide Open reveals the homophobia of Orthodox Judaism

The important yet depressing Eyes Wide Open is true to life: it shows a Hassidic community that preaches sexual intolerance and a terror of difference Eyes Wide Open may be sensitively filmed and ...

Support Your Social Issue Documentary

Sandi Dubowski (Trembling Before G-d, A Jihad for Love) whose Budrus is now premiering at the Panorama section of the Berlinale (where a total of 54 films from 29 countries have been selected, of ...

Snag This: Trembling Before G-d

Is it possible for gay and lesbian ultra-Orthodox Jews to reconcile their sexual orientation with their devout religious beliefs? Director Sandi Simcha DuBowski examines the question carefully and ...

A Jihad For Love

Sandi DuBowski's 2001 documentary Trembling Before G-d dealt soberly and relatively non-judgmentally with the dilemma of gay men and women who identify themselves as Orthodox Jews. Now DuBowski serves ...