ArcLight Announces Documentary Film Festival Finalists

The films will be shown at ArcLight Hollywood Nov. 5-10.

Twenty finalists have been chosen to be shown during ArcLight's Second Annual Documentary Film Festival Nov. 5-10.

More than 250 entries were cut to 80 semi-finalists, which were then narrowed to 20 finalists through a popular vote contest on ArcLight's Facebook and YouTube pages.

The winner, eligible for a $10,000 grand prize, will be announced during the festival's closing gala on Nov. 10.

The finalists by category are:


o    Backyard Blockbusters

o    Butch Walker

o    Into the Cold

o    The Bitter Buddha

o    The Entertainers


o    Canary in the Coal Mine

o    Farming in Crisis

o    Open Heart

o    ScrambleVision

o    The Derby Girls

o    The Raw Truth

Biographical and Historical

o    A Sister’s Call

o    Bob Barry

o    Robert Loveless

o    No Horizon Anymore

o    Shelter Island

Social Issue

o    I Stand Corrected

o    La Source

o    Married and Counting

o    Pray for Japan

o    The Grey Area

The festival will be judged by:

  • Lesley Chilcott, documentary producer of Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth
  • Marjan Safinia, board of directors, International Documentary Assocation
  • Mall Holzman, director of programming development at KCRW, Host of Matt’s Movies
  • Gretchen McCourt, festival executive producer and executive VP, Decurion Corporation
  • Jonathan Josell, co-chair, ArcLight Documentary Film Festival

Patch will post a schedule of screenings when it becomes available.


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