DOCLANDS Documentary Film Festival

Thu 13th Dec 18: DocLands 2019 Call For Entries Now Open

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CALIFORNIA FILM INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES
3rd Annual DOCLANDS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES 2019 DATES, MAY 2 – 5, AND CALL FOR ENTRIES


SAN RAFAEL, CA (October 29, 2018) – Mark Fishkin, Founder of the internationally known Mill Valley Film Festival and Executive Director/Founder of the California Film Institute (CFI), announced today that the 3rd annual DocLands Documentary Film Festival, will be held Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Marin County, California.

The 2019 Festival will build on the success of the second edition of DocLands, which featured 43 feature length and short documentary films, from 11 countries, showcasing documentary films in a variety of genres and diversity of content. The 2018 Festival included two signature programs, DocPitch and DocTalk, continuing as part of the 2019 Festival. DocPitch provides a forum for filmmakers to connect with distributors, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, fellow filmmakers and future audiences and connects documentary filmmakers and their works in progress to distributors, organizations, philanthropists, fellow filmmakers, and future audiences. At last year’s Festival, five pitching teams competed for a cash award of $10,000, which accelerated to $25,000 thanks to the generosity of an audience member at the event. DocTalk produced another impressive turnout, fostering a dynamic discussion around the story-enhancing power of music and score with filmmakers Louie Psihoyos, Velcrow Ripper, Speech Thomas, Connie Fields, and Alexandria Bombach.

Submissions for the 2019 Festival will open November 1, 2018 for traditional and innovative feature length (40 + minutes) and short documentary films. Filmmakers can submit a film for consideration via upload through the Film Freeway submission platform only. No DVDs or external links will be considered. Presentation formats accepted are 35mm and DCP only.

The Festival is curated by the widely respected and talented programming team including Mark Fishkin, Director of Programming Joni Cooper, who else?

• NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN
• FEBRUARY 1, 2019 – ENTRY DEADLINE for traditional feature length and short films
• FEBRUARY 18, 2019 – LATE ENTRY DEADLINE for traditional feature length and short films

Festival screenings will once again be held in Mill Valley at the CinéArts Sequoia and San Rafael at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center.


About DocLands
Presented by the California Film Institute, DocLands Documentary Film Festival brings compelling stories and the provocative insights behind them to Marin County, California May 2-5, 2019. Expanding upon the exchange of ideas and inspiration through public screenings, engaged conversations and grassroots networking events, DocLands aims to build an active, involved, fully supportive community around documentary film, dedicated to initiating connections and partnerships that will illuminate and invigorate the business and art of non-fiction filmmakers.

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