The 26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival’s Philippines retrospective highlights early documentation of the country, local responses to the Marcos dictatorship, and contemporary work.
Rodney Graham, Who Bridged the Absurd and Conceptual, Dies at 73
During his more than 50-year-long career, Graham pushed the limits of documentary and fiction.
An Experimental AI Film Director Calls it Quits
For years, Eye Filmmuseum’s Jan Bot has turned film fragments into digital experimental shorts. Now, with the project ending, those shorts will be archived via NFT.
This Thanksgiving, Don’t Forget the History of Native Bounties in the US
The documentary short Bounty and its accompanying website make a potent statement from the Penobscot Nation that they are still here.
Don’t Miss These Experimental Works at the New York Film Festival
With films touching on protest in France, China’s one-child policy, and Indigenous life in Canada, the 2021 Currents program stays both culturally and politically forward-thinking.
The “Magic Eye” of a Camera Captures Rural Life Under Quarantine
Made in the early days of the pandemic, Alice Rohrwacher’s short Four Roads watches her neighbors adjust to new domestic routines.
A Filmmaker Grapples with the Loss of Her Brothers Through Documentary
Currently streaming through MoMA, Sophy Romvari’s newest short Still Processing, exemplifies her tender approach to sensitive subjects.
An Elderly Painter Rediscovers His Passion in a Moving Animated Short
Canvas shows how art can connect different generations.
The Best of Bite-Sized Films on the Criterion Channel
From a stop-motion musical to a documentary about a man befriending a hyena pack, here are some short films you should check out.
A Bleakly Funny Vision of the Future With Clones and Time Travel
The latest installment of indie animator Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow series expands its bleakly funny vision of the future.
Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, Film Festivals Move Online
As we move into what’s supposed to be premiere season, some festivals are putting their programs on the internet.
Wondrous Animations Made of Quilts, Glass, and Found Objects
Jodie Mack uses materials like no other animator. Now, many of her films are available to the public for the first time.