Category Archives: documentary

March 29


Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, with the 2023 Festival taking place April 27 to May 7 in Toronto. From 2848 film submissions, this year’s slate will present 214 films from 72 countries in 13 programs and will feature 70 world and […]

March 16

New Doc ITHAKA – About Julian Assange & His Family’s Fight to Free Him

POWERFUL NEW JULIAN ASSANGE DOC ‘ITHAKA’ OPENS AT THE HOT DOCS CINEMA ON MARCH 19 Original score by Brian Eno WATCH THE TRAILERGabriel and John Shipton (Julian Assange’s brother and father) attending for a Q&A after the March 24 screening.Screens at Hot Docs Cinema on March 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 Ithaka opened last year in the UK […]

March 07

May Pang Fills in Missing Pieces in Beatles’ John Lennon Story in Explosive New Documentary

THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY set for Domestic and International Release by Iconic Events on April 13thA LOVE STORY THAT TOOK 50 YEARS TO TELLMay Pang’s Revealing Account of Her Relationship with John LennonTheatre/ticketing info here Drops trailer here“A compelling documentary…a fascinating, revealing, and sometimes moving portrait of John Lennon.”—Owen Gleiberman, Variety“Vortex. Love. Icon…This is not your ordinary […]

February 17

Human Rights Violations in International Sport Category:Woman A film written and directed by Emmy-Nominated Canadian Filmmaker and Olympian Phyllis Ellis

World Broadcast Premiere on International Women’s Day March 8, 2023, 9:00pm EST on TVO Repeats March 12, 10:00pmavailable to stream across Canada on TVO Today ( YouTube, smart TV services, and the TVO Today mobile app  Category:Woman TRAILERAward-winning filmmaker and Canadian Olympian, Phyllis Ellis delivers a damning exploration of “sex testing,” a deceptive and harmful practice in international […]

January 11

Trailblazing former MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan documentary film “Ray Of Hope” To Go Into Production

Former Canadian MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan’s documentary film “Ray Of Hope” will be produced by Ryan Singh Productions Ltd.  The trailblazing former MP will bring to the screen a raw and candid look at the trauma endured by many brave Tamil families who fled the armed conflict in Sri Lanka on their journey to call Canada home.   The documentary is produced and directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Ryan Singh (Memento: A South […]

January 05

RIDM’s 25th edition: Celebrating a quarter-century of encounters

RIDM’s 25th edition: Celebrating a quarter-century of encounters The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)’s 25th edition ended on November 27. After two pandemic years, this anniversary edition allowed audiences to enjoy the festival entirely on the big screen. Film enthusiasts and the documentary community once again had the opportunity to gather around 157 screenings, 3 listening sessions and 5 virtual reality […]

December 26

FREE PUPPIES!— US/Canada VOD and DVD Release

FREE PUPPIES! A film by Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas70 minutes | Color | English A true story about the heartbreak and heroism of dog rescue in America Releasing on VOD on major platforms and DVD in the US and Canada on December 13. US VOD Platforms: iTunes/Apple, Amazon and key major platforms.Canada VOD Platforms: […]

December 14

MYANMAR DIARIES three-time winner at Berlinale 2022

MYANMAR DIARIES BY THE ANONYMOUS MYANMAR FILM COLLECTIVE Icarus Films has acquired distribution rights across all markets in the U.S. and Canada for Myanmar Diaries. The film, which won three prizes at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, has qualified for the forthcoming Academy Awards in the Best Documentary category. Myanmar Diaries was made by […]

November 21

Feature Film Release: Sultans of String shine their light on the Silver Screen in Toronto and Hamilton

Watch The Trailer Here! Feature Film Release: Sultans of String shine their light on the Silver Screen in Toronto and Hamilton BILLBOARD-charting world music supergroup Sultans of String are excited about the launch of their feature length film “Sultans of String: The Refuge Project – Visual Album” – their pandemic project that just won at the Cannes World Film […]

October 21

BAD AXE Nominated for Best First Documentary Feature by Critics Choice Documentary Awards – Opening November 18th – SXSW Winner – Executive Produced by Daniel Dae Kim and Jeff Tremaine

BAD AXE A Film by David SievProduced by David Siev, Jude Harris, Diane Quon, Kat VazquezExecutive Produced by Daniel Dae Kim and Jeff Tremaine***OPENS NOVEMBER 18TH IN LOS ANGELES AT LAEMMLE GLENDALE*****Q&A’s Opening Weekend with Filmmakers*** WATCH THE TRAILER HERE |  *WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD – SXSW**WINNER – SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION FOR EXCEPTIONAL INTIMACY – SXSW**WINNER – GRAND […]

October 20


NO DEF PRESENTS  THE ELEPHANT 6 RECORDING CO. Directed by: C.B. Stockfleth Produced by: Lance Bangs (Jackass , Portlandia) Edited & Produced by: Greg King (Other Music) Executive Produced by: Rob Hatch-Miller (Other Music) Starring: Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples in Stereo, Elf Power, Of Montreal, Beulah, The Gerbils, Dressy Bessy, The Minders, […]

October 13

Icarus and dGenerate Films: BLUE ISLAND — a courageous look at the fight for a free Hong Kong!

Out o. October 25th. Currently Streaming Exclusively on OVID.TV BLUE ISLAND A Film By Chan Tze Woon Coming to DVD and Digital on October 25th. Currently Streaming Exclusively on OVID.TVThe large-scale 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and the subsequent crackdown on freedoms provide the urgent anchoring point for this remarkable vision from HK filmmaker Chan Tze Woon, […]

October 12

Mill Valley Film Festival World Premiere of Extraordinary Documentary Feature Film “Finding Her Beat”

It is well past the time to allow women to take center stage in the arts. For thousands of years women have been locked out of Taiko drumming. Not anymore, now thousands of groups perform throughout North America and worldwide. In the dead of a Minnesota winter right before the world shut down for a […]

September 23

Day#3 Of TIFF-Sat.,Sept.10th,2022

The morning started real early with our first screener of the day, Maya And The Waves. IN MAYA AND THE WAVE, WE FOLLOW MAYA GABEIRA ON A QUEST TO BREAK A WORLD SURFING RECORD IN THE PORTUGUESE TOWN OF NAZARÉ, KNOWN FOR ITS AMAZING WAVES. The film delivers a breathtaking visual experience of majestic waves, beautiful […]

September 23

Day#4 Of TIFF-Sunday, Sept.11th,2022

TIFF22-DaliLand A dazzling surreal DaliLand with an amazing performance by Sir Ben Kingsley as the great surrealist artist Salvador Dali, exposing the inner workings of the art world and the woman behind Dali’s greatness, Gala, deliciously portrayed by Barbara Sukowa, his business manager, eccentric wife and muse with the libido of an electric eel. Daliland,  […]