Documentary Round Up: January 2023
Modern Times Review in January 2023
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Thessaloniki Documentary Festival announces 2023 tributes
FIPADOC 2023: the complete winners
FIPADOC closes 2023 Industry Days with award ceremony
On 80th anniversary, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival pays tribute to the city’s Holocaust victims
FIFDH kicks of 2023 Industry Days activities with day-long seminar
Visions du Réel announces 2023 Honorary Award recipient
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival tributes observational documentary with 2023 retrospective
FIPADOC announces complete 2023 programme
Sunny Side of the Doc reveals 2023 Global Pitch selections
«Starting the year in an inspiring location by the sea is the perfect setting for launching new ideas and making new connections»
FIPADOC Industry Days Head of Coproduction Forum Ove Rishøj Jensen on the specifics of this year's edition, its role as the first festival of the year, and more.
Cobalt Rush: The Future of Going Green
Director: Arnaud Zajtman, Quentin Noirfalisse
The cost of going carbon neutral painted in the nightmare colours of cobalt blue.
Matter Out of Place
Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Following waste across the planet and the endless struggle of people to gain control over it.
Director: Viktor Portel
A film set in the present, about the past, that points to the future...
Director: Botond Püsök
Multi-layered and wholly dedicated to observation, Too Close is as searing an indictment of faith-based tribalism as it is an expose on other current societal practices - from both liberal and conservative, alike.
Umberto Eco - A Library of the World
Director: Davide Ferrario
How books represent a collective world memory, as described through the vast collection of Umberto Eco.
Zarifa: A Woman's Battle in a Man's World
Author: Zarifa Ghafari Hannah Lucinda Smith
Afghanistan's youngest female mayor's memoir covering the country's tumultuous two-decade span, from the Taliban's initial banning of women in school to America's incessant airstrikes and beyond.