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Documentaries in the spotlight at DOC NYC Film Festival

Non-fiction — as in the joy, drama and wonder of the real — is in the spotlight beginning Thursday at the DOC NYC Film Festival, America’s largest documentary festival.  

Held in New York City from November 9 to 16, the festival includes more than 250 feature and short films — many of them local, U.S. or world premieres — as well as special events, including panel discussions and networking sessions for aspiring filmmakers.

The festival’s lineup of films is curated into several sections, or themes, including science, performance art, design, domestic and international politics, family, activism, true crime, and New York City itself

Among the highlights of this year’s festival, now in its eighth year, is the Opening Night feature (a New York City premiere) of “The Final Year.” Directed by Greg Barker, the film is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of key Obama Administration foreign policy officials (including U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/doc-nyc-film-festival-documentaries-in-the-spotlight/

Documentaries in the spotlight at DOC NYC Film Festival – CBS News

Non-fiction — as in the joy, drama and wonder of the real — is in the spotlight beginning Thursday at the DOC NYC Film Festival, America’s largest documentary festival.  

Held in New York City from November 9 to 16, the festival includes more than 250 feature and short films — many of them local, U.S. or world premieres — as well as special events, including panel discussions and networking sessions for aspiring filmmakers.

The festival’s lineup of films is curated into several sections, or themes, including science, performance art, design, domestic and international politics, family, activism, true crime, and New York City itself

Among the highlights of this year’s festival, now in its eighth year, is the Opening Night feature (a New York City premiere) of “The Final Year.” Directed by Greg Barker, the film is a fly-on-the-wall portrait of key Obama Administration foreign policy officials (including U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/doc-nyc-film-festival-documentaries-in-the-spotlight/

Death By Festival Brings the Horror and Metal for a Good Cause

Scaring is caring. When the inaugural Death By Festival splatters the walls and shakes the foundations at the North Door this weekend, this hybrid horror film/heavy music festival will raise funds for Austin Pets Alive! and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. But make no mistake, that big heart is still full of entertaining evil.

It will be a sealed room of mayhem, with 13 hours of ghoulish cinematic creations, interwoven with music from the darker side. Fest co-founder Susie Winfield said, “We went back and forth on, ‘Do we even call this a festival? Is the concept of a festival that there are multiple things happening at the same time, at different places?’ We said, ‘You know what? It is a festival. It’s a full day.'”

There’s a historic resonance here. Back in 2012, local true-crime author Corey Mitchell announced he wanted to run a small fest fusing extreme films and extreme

Read more at: https://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2017-10-27/death-by-festival-brings-the-horror-and-metal-for-a-good-cause/

Death by Festival Brings the Horror and Metal for a Good Cause

Scaring is caring. When the inaugural Death By Festival splatters the walls and shakes the foundations at the North Door this weekend, this hybrid horror film/heavy music festival will raise funds for Austin Pets Alive! and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. But make no mistake, that big heart is still full of entertaining evil.

It will be a sealed room of mayhem, with 13 hours of ghoulish cinematic creations, interwoven with music from the darker side. Fest co-founder Susie Winfield said, “We went back and forth on, ‘Do we even call this a festival? Is the concept of a festival that there are multiple things happening at the same time, at different places?’ We said, ‘You know what? It is a festival. It’s a full day.'”

There’s a historic resonance here. Back in 2012, local true-crime author Corey Mitchell announced he wanted to run a small fest fusing extreme films and extreme

Read more at: https://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2017-10-27/death-by-festival-brings-the-horror-and-metal-for-a-good-cause/

Brooklyn Book Festival: Your hour-by-hour guide to the main literary event

The Brooklyn Book Festival is a beast. The annual Sunday literary celebration features more than 300 authors of all genres, participating in panels and readings across 14 stages. And that’s not even including the outdoor marketplace of more than 200 booksellers and publishers, the “bookend” events happening all this week or the Children’s Day on Saturday.

If you’re planning to make a day out of the main festival, here’s our guide on what to do hour by hour. All events are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you’re a big fan of a certain author, get there early.

10 A.M.

Hear from three buzzy writers at “Extroverted Girls and Introverted Women,” as Jenny Zhang (“Sour Heart”), poet Morgan Parker (“There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé”) and Julie Buntin (“Marlena”) discuss writing female characters. Moderated by New Yorker contributing writer Jia Tolentino. St. Francis College Founder’s Hall, 180 Remsen St.

11 A.M.

Stay

Read more at: http://www.amny.com/things-to-do/brooklyn-book-festival-your-hour-by-hour-guide-to-the-main-literary-event-1.14142054

Morristown Festival of Books lineup features stellar sampling of authors (copy)

The Morristown Festival of Books will welcome Pulitzer and Newberry award winners along with best selling children’s authors, novelists, poets and more, to the fourth annual festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.

The festival kicks off Friday evening at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street in Morristown, with a keynote address from Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Chernow, whose best-selling book inspired the musical hit “Hamilton.” He will discuss his latest biography, “Grant.”

The all-day, free main festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, will feature more than 40 award-winning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s, and young adult authors, including Pulitzer Prize-winner and poet Paul Muldoon, novelists Alice Hoffman, Tess Gerritsen, Lincoln Child, Megan Miranda, and Min Jin Lee, nonfiction writers David Grann, Chris Whipple and Bianca Bosker, Young Adult novelists Libba Bray, Scott Westerfeld, and Daniel José Older, and best-selling children’s authors Kate DiCamillo, Laurie Hernandez, Cressida Cowell, Laurie

Read more at: http://www.newjerseyhills.com/morristown-festival-of-books-lineup-features-stellar-sampling-of-authors/article_7ca39d6b-80ea-5ab3-9c8a-5a9e40612355.html

Morristown Festival of Books lineup features stellar sampling of authors

The Morristown Festival of Books will welcome Pulitzer and Newbery award winners along with best selling children’s authors, novelists, poets and more, to the fourth annual festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.

The festival kicks off Friday evening at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street in Morristown, with a keynote address from Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Chernow, whose best-selling book inspired the musical hit “Hamilton.” He will discuss his latest biography, “Grant.”

The all-day, free main festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, will feature more than 40 award-winning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s, and young adult authors, including Pulitzer Prize-winner and poet Paul Muldoon, novelists Alice Hoffman, Tess Gerritsen, Lincoln Child, Megan Miranda, and Min Jin Lee, nonfiction writers David Grann, Chris Whipple and Bianca Bosker, Young Adult novelists Libba Bray, Scott Westerfeld, and Daniel José Older, and best-selling children’s authors Kate DiCamillo, Laurie Hernandez, Cressida Cowell, Laurie

Read more at: http://www.newjerseyhills.com/morristown-festival-of-books-lineup-features-stellar-sampling-of-authors/article_b0c452e2-8d96-591a-accb-10f9ab4c437e.html

What 20 Film Festival Rejections Taught Me About Resilience

I thought I was comfortable with rejection; that is, until I made a documentary film.

I am a 43-year old accounting professor turned filmmaker and entrepreneur and I thought I knew everything there is to know about rejection. It’s not that I’ve always gotten everything I’ve wanted. I’ve been rejected by journal editors, fellowship selection committees and hiring managers before. But for the things I’ve really, really worked hard for (like passing the CPA exam or earning my Ph.D. to name a few), once I put in the work, results came. With filmmaking, it’s been rather different.

Before, I used to believe that resilience is something that I could teach my kids (and my students).  I now know—thanks to 20 rejections of my film later—that resilience is something that must be experienced firsthand.

Lest you think me a whiner, let me explain why for me, documentary rejection

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellypope/2017/08/08/what-20-film-festival-rejections-taught-me-about-resilience/