Extra: Brooklyn Film Festival reveals 2017 lineup; IDCON caters to true crime fans

ID caters to true crime fans with IDCON Investigation Discovery has unveiled the panel lineup for its second annual IDCON. The event, which caters to true crime fanatics, takes place on ...
May 16, 2017

ID caters to true crime fans with IDCON

Investigation Discovery has unveiled the panel lineup for its second annual IDCON. The event, which caters to true crime fanatics, takes place on May 20 at New York City’s Altman Building.

Tony Harris, journalist and host of ID’s Scene of the Crime, will emcee the event, which includes panels featuring personalities from some of ID’s series such as On the Case‘s Paula Zahn, Deadly Women‘s Candice DeLong, Homicide Hunter‘s Joe Kenda and Killer Instinct‘s Chris Hanen.

Attendees will also be privy to sneak peeks of upcoming programming, and interactive experiences including a polygraph demonstration and photo competition game.

Henry S. Schleiff, group president, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, says “ID Addicts” are some of the most devoted fans in the business, and this evenet intends to bring true-crime lovers behind the yellow tape of the channel.                                                         

All ticket proceeds will be donated to New York’s Silver Shield Foundation, an organization which provides educational support to families of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty.


Brooklyn Film Festival unveils program lineup

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) has unveiled the film lineup for its 2017 edition.

This year’s festival is comprised of 122 features and shorts from 32 countries spread over six continents. The lineup includes 24 world premieres, 19 USA bows, 33 east coast debuts and 41 first-time screenings in New York.

In addition to the feature narratives and documentary films highlighted in this release, the festival will present 37 short narrative films, 17 short documentary films, 26 animated films and 20 experimental films.

Matthew Siretta’s Disco’d will see its world premiere at the festival. The doc explores the lives of the homeless in Los Angeles as they struggle with displacement.

A Cambodian Spring (pictured) will make its U.S. premiere at BFF. Goodbye Darling, I’m Off to Fight, Holy (un) Holy River and Tribal Justice will also screen at the festival.

“The 20th anniversary is for us a spectacular opportunity to celebrate our experience and make plans for the future,” said festival director Marco Ursino, in a statement. “In the past 20 years, we have been able to shape a platform here in Brooklyn that fuels every year a new generation of talented filmmakers. Something to be very proud to be part of.”

The festival will open June 2 at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg.

To view the full film line up, visit: //


ZED to distribute “Korea: The Never-Ending War”

French prodco ZED will distribute a new two-hour doc, Korea: The Never-Ending War.

The film is a co-production of U.S. public broadcasting station WETA and Ark Media, in association with ZED.

Korea: The Never-Ending War intends to bring historic context to the current crisis on the Korean peninsula. It will present new evidences from recently opened archives in Russia, the U.S., China and South Korea. It’s slated for broadcast in late 2018.

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