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TFC May 2017 Newsletter

TFC On Location

  • Orly Ravid is at Cannes and will be on a Doc Talks panel entitled Future Distribution Models, on Sat. May 20, 5:30-6:30pm, at the Doc Corner Screening Room. Marché badge required for access.
  • Bryan Glick is a panelist for the Doc Edge Doc Pitch in Auckland on May 26.
  • TFC will be Industry Decision Makers at Sheffield Doc/Fest from June 9-14, 2017. We will be participating in Distribution Day on Sun., June 11. We’ll also be attending the MeetMarket on Mon., June 12 and Tue., June 13.
  • TFC will be at the Sydney Film Festival, Wed., June 7 - Thu., June 15
  • TFC will be at Frameline, Thu., June 15 - Sun., June 25, where we have the Opening Night Film (The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin), as well as a handful of other films that will be announced next week.


Some of our upcoming theatrical releases. Score, Legion of Brothers, ELIÁN, and The Reagan Show are Gravitas Ventures titles.


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Filmmaker awards

Our filmmakers have been killing it recently! Congrats to our filmmakers who have won awards recently! To name a few:

  • A SUITABLE GIRL won the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award @ Tribeca
  • TRUE CONVICTION received a Special Jury Mention @ Tribeca
  • THE REAGAN SHOW (David Carr Award for Truth in Non-Fiction Filmmaking) and ELIÁN (Junior Jury Award) at the Montclair Film Festival
  • MOTHERLAND won the Documentary Filmmaker Pioneer Award and SMALL TALK won the International Documentary Feature Audience Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
  • I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE won the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Florida Film Festival

Collaborative Releasing Summit – Rescheduled

Originally scheduled for June 3, The Collaborative Releasing Summit will now be pushed to August. Details to follow.


Some recent articles you might not want to miss:

  • If changing the world is your goal by making a documentary, here is some advice: “Film teams should be prepared to talk in ways that align the values of the story with the values and objectives of the policymakers.” Read the full story here.
  • News out of Cannes shows that the festival and some directors want to keep the old ways of distribution intact, but producers acknowledge that this will be difficult in the age of global streaming.
  • To nobody’s surprise, a new study finds that films directed by men are favored over films directed by women at major film festivals by an average of 2-3 times.