Trailer for Animated Doc Film 'Liyana' Telling an Original African Tale

"Don't be afraid. Be brave." Passion River Films is highlighting one of their best releases from this fall, an animated documentary film titled Liyana. This originally premiered in 2017, but since ...

Ladies’ choice: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ win top awards from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists

‘Roma,’ Alfonso Cuaron‘s nostalgic ode to his ’70s childhood in Mexico City, won over the 84-member Alliance of Women Film Journalists — including me. The stunning black-and-white Netflix release ...

166 Documentary Features Submitted for Oscars

A total of 166 films have been submitted for consideration in the documentary feature category for the 91st Academy Awards. Notable titles up for the gold include “Rbg,” “Three Identical Strangers,” ...

Academy Documentary Branch Faces Daunting 166 Documentary Feature Oscar Submissions

Last year, the Academy documentary branch had to grapple with a record 170 documentary feature submissions for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. This year, it’s not so bad: only 166 were entered. ...

Academy Documentary Branch Faces Daunting 166 Documentary Feature Oscar Submissions

Last year, the Academy documentary branch had to grapple with a record 170 documentary feature submissions for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. This year, it’s not so bad: only 166 were entered. ...

2019 Oscars: 166 Documentary Features submitted including ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Rbg,’

2019 Oscars: 166 Documentary Features submitted including ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Rbg,’ A whopping 166 documentary features have been submitted to the academy for consideration at the 2019 Oscars. That is down by four from last year’s record 170 submissions. Among these contenders are ...

‘Rbg’ and ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Among 166 Documentaries Submitted for Oscars

In a year that has seen multiple documentaries find mainstream success, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of 166 docs that have been submitted for Oscar consideration ...

Film Review: ‘Liyana’

Film Review: ‘Liyana’ It is through oral storytelling that most key folk tales, myths and histories across African culture have been passed and preserved through the generations. It is by tapping into this rich tradition, ...

Abramorama Sets Release Date For ‘Liyana’; Darkcoast Acquires Gaming Docu ‘World Of Darkness’

Abramorama Sets Release Date For ‘Liyana’; Darkcoast Acquires Gaming Docu ‘World Of Darkness’ Exclusive: Abramorama announced today that they will release the visually imaginative documentary Liyana from directors Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp (The Hunting Ground). The film is set to open in New ...

Miami Moviegoers Reveal the Role of Art Houses for Latin American Audiences

Like everything else, Miami is bigger than it used to be. At 5.5 million, the burgeoning Miami-Dade population is the eighth largest metro area in the U.S. You hear Spanish everywhere, from the glitzy ...

Miami Moviegoers Reveal the Role of Art Houses for Latin American Audiences

Like everything else, Miami is bigger than it used to be. At 5.5 million, the burgeoning Miami-Dade population is the eighth largest metro area in the U.S. You hear Spanish everywhere, from the glitzy ...

Durban 2017 Review: Liyana Inspires, And Wins For Artistic Bravery

Liyana documents the inspiring story of a young girl in rural Swaziland, whose parents die from AIDS, and whose little twin brothers are stolen by child traffickers after she and her frail grandmother ...

La Film Festival: Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp Discuss the Beautiful Liyana

La Film Festival: Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp Discuss the Beautiful Liyana Liyana is a beautiful, creative and inspiring documentary from Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp about a young girl who sets out to rescue her twin brothers from kidnappers. Eight years in the making,

Women Directors Win Big at La Film Festival

“Liyana,” co-directed by Documentary Award winner Amanda Kopp: Intaba Creative Women-directed films accounted for 46 percent of the films screening at this year’s La Film Festival. The level playing ...

'Becks', 'The Night Guard' among La Film Festival winners

'Becks', 'The Night Guard' among La Film Festival winners Five competition sections drew 42% female, 40% non-white directors. Becks (pictured) directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell won the U.S. Fiction Award. Lena Hall and Mena Suvari star in ...

La Film Festival Winners. Becks Takes Top Prize

La Film Festival Winners. Becks Takes Top Prize The Los Angeles Film Festival that ran from June 14 to June 22 handed out its prizes today. Becks, the story of and inspired by Alyssa Robbins took home the U.S Fiction Award Prize.

Laff 2017 Women Directors: Meet Amanda Kopp — “Liyana”

“Liyana” Amanda Kopp is an award-winning photographer and artist. She was producer and cinematographer for “Likhaya.” She also filmed for the “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about the prevalence ...