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DokuArts considers artistic creation in all its forms Oct 4-21 at Zeughauskino. more

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Dublin Doc Fest is hitting the road and coming to Berlin for the first time on Apr 18 at Moviemento. film-fest-founder Tess Motherway to discuss curation, documentary filmmaking and gender parity in the film industry. more

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Exberlinale Interview: Taming the megalomaniac

INTERVIEW! Our critic sits down with director Philipp Jedicke to discuss Shut Up And Play The Piano, his slick portrait of larger-than-life musician / provocateur Chilly Gonzales. more

Feb 24, 2018 2:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: The Generation game

Today we're singing the praises of the festival's youth strand and a Guy Maddin oddity. more

Feb 21, 2018 2:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

Exberlinale Interview: Problematic pop stars – M.I.A.

INTERVIEW! Controversial pop star M.I.A. has always flipped negatives to positives. Can she do the same for the documentary she initially lambasted? more

Feb 20, 2018 10:45 AM The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! Canadian filmmaker Jo-Anne Velin on her documentary "The Picture of the Day", about the residents of town of Trögltz, site of the infamous 2015 arson attack on a refugee shelter. The film screens tonight, 8pm at the Kulturbrauerei Kino. more

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OUT NOW! WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA offers a fresh perspective on the migrant crisis through the eyes of Paul, a Cameroonian refugee. more

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OUT NOW! Escape your landlocked Berlin summer with Tristan Ferland Milewski's DREAM BOAT, a colourful, engaging account of a European gay cruise. more

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OUT NOW! In a companion piece to "Out in East Berlin", director Jochen Hick skilfully documents the growth of the gay rights scene in West Berlin. "My Wonderful West Berlin" starts June 29. more

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The Berlinale Blog: Knocking on heaven's door

INTERVIEW! Showing in the Generation section, Almost Heaven is an eye-opening and heart-warming documentary about a young Chinese morgue worker. I had a quick chat with British director Carol Salter... more

Feb 16, 2017 3:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Packing a punch

Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro packs a punch and pyscho-thriller Berlin Syndrome fails to impress on Day 7 of the Berlinale... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:15 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Ditch the sculptor and make a pact

The Competition offers up its only documentary; thank the stars the Panorama section is there to redeem Day 6. more

Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

One of the most reliably compelling shindigs in the Berlin film calendar is back for a landmark 10th instalment, under the moniker “Essaydox” and with video essays on the mind. Opening with "Notes on Blindness", it runs Oct 6-23 at Zeughauskino. more

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The Berlinale Blog: Eastern closets

INTERVIEW! The director of Teddy-nominated Inside "The Chinese Closet" talked to David about her unique documentary, an eye-opening account of coming out in China. more

Feb 18, 2016 4:45 PM The Berlinale Blog

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Zero Days

The Berlinale Blog: Gibney and Greene investigate

Two contemporary documentary filmmakers go face to face: the Oscar-winning Alex Gibney and director Robert Greene. One opens your eyes to cyber-espionage; the other will have you wondering what is staged and what isn’t. more

Feb 17, 2016 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

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Tempestad

The Berlinale Blog: Blowing the Competition out of the water

Day three offers two documentaries: Competition-selected Fuocoammare (Fire At Sea) and Forum’s Tempestad. One appears to be angling for an award; the other poetically and quietly mesmerizes. Proof that one shouldn’t neglect the Forum section... more

Feb 13, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

OUT NOW! Though the documentary may seem like a preachy environment lesson on paper, ICE AND THE SKY finds no lack of excitement and beauty in the Antarctic expeditions it charts. more

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From Nov 22-24, this tiny festival will screen three documentaries that tackle thorny, meaningful social issues: racial tensions in the USA, social outcasts in Eastern Europe, prostitution on the streets of Chicago. more

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FILM INTERVIEW: American filmmaker Su Friedrich’s documentary Gut Renovation (2012) is the result of five years’ worth of footage from the eye of gentrification’s hurricane: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. more

What's On NYC

OUT NOW! With stunning visuals set at the small scale I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER observes the quintessential social, environmental and economic issues of our globalised world. more

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