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Tribeca Announces Short Film Lineup For 2020 Fest: Organizers Says It’s Still A Go

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Tribeca Announces Short Film Lineup For 2020 Fest: Organizers Says It’s Still A Go
The Tribeca Film Festival announced its 2020 Shorts Program lineup Thursday including the world premiere of DreamWorks Animation’s To Gerard and projects with Benedict Cumberbatch, Dennis Quaid and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

As cancellations and postponements rock the entertainment landscape, Tribeca said it’s still a go. “We are tracking the COVID19 (coronavirus) situation closely. If we receive pertinent information that requires us to make any changes to the Tribeca Film Festival taking place from April 15-26, we will provide an updated statement. As of right now, there are no direct impacts to our festival.” a spokesperson said Thursday.

The shorts roster for the 19th annual fest has 64 shorts from 20 countries, including 46 world premieres, selected from a record 6,100 submissions, organizers said.

Whoopi Goldberg again curated the animated portion. And back for a second year are two portrayals of diverse women from the Queen Collective by Procter & Gamble in partnership with Queen Latifah.
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Watch: Understand the Syrian Refugee Crisis Like Never Before in Exclusive Clip From Heart-Wrenching 'Salam Neighbor'

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Watch: Understand the Syrian Refugee Crisis Like Never Before in Exclusive Clip From Heart-Wrenching 'Salam Neighbor'
Read: Read Michael Moore's Letter Opposing Michigan's Syrian Refugee Ban The Syrian Civil War has been a violent and remorseless affair that has left both sides bloodied, exhausted, and desperate. But the true victims of this perpetual conflict are the people who are not invested in either side and have been swept up in the debacle, and written off as collateral damage. These people have lost homes, families, jobs, safety, hygiene, comfort -- the list goes on. So, as Jordan and other surrounding nations deal with the ever-growing Syrian refugee crisis, socially conscious filmmakers have taken it upon themselves to try to raise as much public awareness as they can, to help those who have lost everything. In Participant Media's "Salam Neighbor," documentarians Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci ("Living on One Dollar") have a unique opportunity to recount the harrowing experiences that these refugees face on a daily basis.
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Four Documentaries to Receive First-Ever AFI Docs/NBCUniversal Impact Grants

Read More: AFI Docs Film Series to Launch Year-Round in Washington D.C. The American Film Institute has announced that four documentaries will receive the first-ever AFI Docs/NBCUniversal Impact Grants. The $75,000 grants will support the films' social action campaigns. The four films were chosen out of those that participated in this year's inaugural AFI Docs Impact Lab. In addition to receiving the grant, the chosen films will screen at the AFI Docs 2015 film festival. The four films honored with the grant are Jessica Jones and Blair Foster's "The Conversation," Greg Whiteley's "Most Likely to Succeed," Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber's "Peace Officer," and Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci's "Salam Neighbor." Michael Lumpkin, the Director of AFI Docs, said of the program, "The AFI Docs film festival leverages the power of documentary storytelling to catalyze change through not only screenings and events but also through...
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What’s Up Doc?: Sheffield & AFI Docs Signal the Summer Fest Drought

Well folks, after a rather long and brutal winter (at least for me here in Buffalo), we are finally heading into the wonderful warmth of summer, but with that blast of sunshine and steamy humidity comes the mid-year drought of major film fests. After the Sheffield Doc/Fest concludes on June 10th and AFI Docs wraps on June 21st, we likely won’t see any major influx in our charts until Locarno, Venice, Telluride and Tiff announce their line-ups in rapid succession. In the meantime, we can look forward to the intriguing onslaught of films making their debut in Sheffield, including Brian Hill’s intriguing examination of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, The Confessions of Thomas Quick, and Sean McAllister’s film for which he himself was jailed in the process of making, A Syrian Love Story, the only two films world premiering in the festival’s main competition.
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'Best Of Enemies' to open AFI Docs

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'Best Of Enemies' to open AFI Docs
Top brass at AFI Docs 2015 have announced the slate at the 13th festival, set to run from June 17–21 in Washington DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon’s Best Of Enemies will open the event and chronicles a series of debates during the summer of 1968 between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr.

Stanley Nelson will be the 2015 Charles Guggenheim honouree at the National Archives’ William G McGowan Theater on June 19.

Spotlight Screenings include Abigail Disney’s The Armor Of Light, David Holbrooke’s The Diplomat, the world premiere of Brad Horn’s First And 17 and Greg Whiteley’s Most Likely To Succeed.

Panel discussions or extended Q&As with special guests will follow each Spotlight Screening.

There are Special Screenings of Dawn Porter’s Rise: The Promise Of My Brother’s Keeper on June 18 and Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci’s Salam Neighbor, which coincides with World Refugee Day with a world premiere
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AFI Docs 2015 Lineup Features Albert Maysles, Alex Gibney and More

AFI Docs 2015 Lineup Features Albert Maysles, Alex Gibney and More
The American Film Institute has released the full slate of screenings for its AFI Docs 2015 Film Festival. Of the 81 films from 25 different countries, four are world premieres: Dawn Porter's "Rise: The Promise of My Brother's Keeper," Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci's "Salam Neighbor," Natalie Avital's "The Three Hikers" and Brad Horn's "First and 17." Other notable filmmakers with projects screening in the festival include the late Albert Maysles ("In Transit"), Alex Gibney ("Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine"), Abigail Disney ("The Armor of Light"), David Holbrooke ("The Diplomat") and Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Look of Silence"). Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville's "Best of Enemies" will open the festival on June 17, while "Mavis!" from Jessica Edwards will screen closing night on June 21.  Read More: AFI Docs Names Ida's Michael Lumpkin as New...
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