December 2012

Five Grand, Five Days

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IDFA 2012: Documentary as an Event Born by Accident

LJ Kessels reports on music documentaries, how they come about, and the added emphasis on events at IDFA 2012.

After seeing "A Band Called Death," LJ Kessels started listening to their music. A lot.

Focusing on this year’s music documentary programming, LJ Kessels observes the accidental nature of finding one’s subject and the attention a filmmaker needs to have to bring about the story. This year she found a common theme among music docs: redeeming forgotten artists.

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) celebrated its 25th edition with an unforgettable program.

10 to Watch Criteria and Nominating Jury

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NOMINATING DEADLINE EXTENDED to FEBRUARY 4th! Spam bots have attacked our webform! You need more time! Please send nominee name, contact, bio, and reason for nomination to maddy AT independent-magazine DOT org. Thanks one and all.

For the first time this year, The Independent has enlisted the support of experts in the field for 10 to Watch in 2013 with a nominating jury to recommend 10 to watch nominees. We are proud to announce our jury members.

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