Syria doc Silvered Water (pictured), Gabe Polsky’s Red Army, and Wim Wenders’ profile of photographer Sebastiao Salgado are among the doc selections for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
A new annual distribution fund by digital “theater-on-demand” platform Gathr will advance up to US$20,000 for 25 crowd-funded films, in return for exclusive launches on its service and traditional theatrical rights.
Japanese network WOWOW is uniting with HBO Documentary Films and BBC Arena to coproduce Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming documentary The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument.
Only the Young co-director Elizabeth Mims (pictured) has joined the Austin Film Festival’s programming team, working alongside newly appointed creative director Erin Hallagan and film program coordinator Harrison Glaser.
Autobiographical doc Evolution of a Criminal (pictured) won the top prize at the 17th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, taking home the Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award.