Lucy Walker’s The Crash Reel and Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (pictured) are among the docs short-listed for The Grierson Trust’s 2014 British Documentary Awards.
New documentaries from Nick Broomfield (pictured), Laura Nix, Ethan Hawke, Joshua Oppenheimer and Lixin Fan are set to screen at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, alongside three titles from Cannes.
The VOD platform has acquired exclusive rights for the eastern Congo-set doc thriller (pictured), following festival screenings at Tribeca, Hot Docs and AFI Docs.
Gravitas Ventures and Submarine Deluxe are pairing up to distribute Showrunners, the feature-length documentary that explores the rising power of the TV showrunner. (Pictured: Sons Of Anarchy helmer Kurt Sutter)
A Year in Champagne (pictured), a follow-up to writer-director David Kennard’s A Year in Burgundy, will uncork the secrets of six champagne houses in early 2015.
Tony Gerber’s American Warlord, Penny Lane’s NUTS! The Brinkley Story and Pamela Yates’ 500 Years (pictured) are among 133 film projects selected for the IFP’s Project Forum in New York.
Genevieve Bailey’s I am Eleven (pictured), a documentary focusing on what it means to be an 11-year-old child, will be released in New York and LA in September.
In response to federal budget cuts, the publicly funded agency will cut up to AUD$3 million (US$2.83 million) in production investments and project development programs, and reduce 10% of its staff. (Pictured: Graeme Mason)
The Look of Silence (pictured), Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, will have its world premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, screening in competition.