List of documentary film festivals
Documentary film festivals are film festivals devoted solely to documentary film, which is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to "document" reality.
Although "documentary film" originally referred to movies shot on film stock, it has subsequently expanded to include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television series. Documentary, as it applies here, works to identify a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.
In many cities around the world, documentary film festivals are held annually to showcase documentaries made that year. Many of them are theme or genre specific.
|Encounters||1999||Cape Town, Johannesburg||South Africa||www.encounters.co.za|
|Real Life Documentary Festival||Accra||Ghana||http://www.sudburycinema.com/|
|Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival||2005||Doha||Qatar||http://www.aljazeera.net|
|"Cinema Vérité" Iran International Documentary Film Festival||Tehran||Iran||www.defc.ir/en/festival|
|Docaviv International Film Festival||1998||Tel Aviv||Israel||www.docaviv.co.il|
|Docudays - Beirut International Documentary Film Festival||1999||Beirut||Lebanon||www.docudays.com|
|Dox Box - Ayyam Cinema Al Waqe||2008||Damascus||Syria||www.dox-box.org|
North and South America
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