October has been a bountiful month in the world of film. BFI London Film Festival revealed some juicy new features, DOCNYC announced their documentary shortlist and awards season swiftly rolls on in. Over here, our must-watch-film-lists have tripled in size, and the prospect of drawing the curtains and hibernating through movie marathons this winter is warming, to say the least.
This month, we’ve been preparing some compelling new releases, started working on some of our favourite festival contracts, and we’ve got a few big announcements in our sights (that we can’t reveal just yet).
COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, begins on October 29th, and we’re feeling optimistic about the change that could come from it. Keen to learn more about the climate crisis and how you can help? Damon Gameau’s documentary 2040 points a practical, achievable path towards solutions. Watch online now, it’s essential viewing!
‘NEW YORK, NEW YORK!’
It’s been some time since our CEO and Founder, Sarah Mosses has been in the Big Apple… Let us know if you would like to set up a time to meet; she’s keen to connect with those passionate about film marketing, distribution & sales!
Through The Night
Despite being the backbone of our society, millions of key workers around the world remain underpaid and in insecure work. Through The Night comes to UK cinemas on November 12th, and we’re really excited to bring this poignant, timely and important story to cinema screens.
Free Renty: Lanier v Harvard
Free Renty: Lanier v Harvard, supported by the Ford Foundation, premiered at GlobeDocs Film Festival earlier this month, alongside a special Q&A with filmmaker David Grubin and its subject Tamara Lanier. Free Renty follows the story of Tamara, an African American woman determined to force Harvard to cede possession of daguerreotypes of her great-great-great grandfather. We’ll be supporting the powerful documentary over the coming months – find out how you can endorse Tamara’s lawsuit to #FreeRenty.
Thing We’ve Consumed This Month…
‘After the Pandemic, Can a More Racially Just, Equitable Documentary Field Emerge?’ – Kate Erbland for IndieWire
‘Documentaries Continue to Provide Far More Opportunity for Female Filmmakers Than Narrative Films’ – Bhawin Suchak for International Documentary Association