Festivals, Events and Awards

Last call for Tribeca; New York's MT&R readies for annual doc fest; Sheffield kicks off U.K. doc tour in London
January 16, 2003

The final deadline for submissions to New York’s Tribeca Film Festival is January 20 for features. Go to to find out how to submit your film.

The Museum of Television & Radio is holding its fourth annual Television Documentary Festival from April 22 to May 3, 2003, in New York. In addition to screenings, the festival will hold seminars and workshops on issues affecting doc-making. The noncompetitive festival is seeking submissions, which must be received by January 31. For more information, visit

If you happen to be in the U.K. between January 24 and April 3, here’s your chance to see the ‘best of the fest’ from the Sheffield International Documentary Festival. A selection of films from the festival will be ‘touring’ various cinemas throughout the U.K., beginning with London’s National Film Theatre. For a complete list of films, dates and cities, go to

Park City, Utah-based Slamdance Film Festival (January 28 to 24), the annual alternative to Sundance, will be kicking off this year’s edition with Easy Riders, Raging Bulls.

GoEast, the Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, will take place from March 26 to April 2 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The festival is calling for submissions of English- or German-language films, including docs. The deadline is January 31. For details, go to http://

The Garden State Film Festival (April 11 to 13) is accepting submissions in various categories until February 1, 2003. The festival will be held in Asbury Park, U.S., and will organize workshops and panel discussion in addition to the film competitions. Visit for details.

The deadline for submissions to the 27th Annual Atlanta Film Festival (June 6 to 14) is February 3. For further info, visit

A panel discussion entitled ‘Documentary Filmmaking: Beyond the Bottom Line’ will be held on February 4, 2003, at the Goethe-Institut German Cultural Center, in Washington, D.C. Panelists include Pat Aufderheid, director of American University’s Center for Social Media, and indie producer Leo Eaton. For more info contact William Gilcher of the Goethe-Institut at

Several producers from the long-running PBS strand ‘Frontline’ will discuss the process of long-form doc-making and screen clips of their work at the Museum of Television and Radio on February 11, 2003, in New York. The event, entitled ‘Twenty Years of Frontline’, is part of the museum’s year-round seminar series. For panel updates and ticket info, go to

The Munich International Documentary Film Festival (May 3 to 10) is accepting submissions until February 10. For the complete set of rules and a submission form, see

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