With GlobeDocs, The Boston Globe furthers its reach as an organization dedicated to shedding light on the truth by presenting the work of filmmakers near and far who are also focused on telling important stories, large and small.
GlobeDocs holds free monthly screenings leading up to the annual festival. The annual GlobeDocs Film Festival is a five-day documentary festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. The festival, which takes place in select theaters across Boston and Cambridge, is specifically curated to include a lively, hosted post-film conversation with Boston Globe journalists to turn screenings into an opportunity for the community to come together and have an open dialogue.
The fifth annual festival took place on October 2 to 6, 2019 at the Brattle Theatre, Coolidge Corner Theatre and Showplace ICON. Click here to view the 2019 schedule. Please check back for details on our 2020 Festival.
FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
Each year film goers at the annual GlobeDocs Film Festival have the opportunity to vote for an Audience Award which is awarded to one feature film and one short film. Past winners include:
- Winner for Best Film: AUTISM: THE SEQUEL —directed by Tricia Regan
- Winner Best Short Film: 25 TEXANS IN THE LAND OF LINCOLN —directed by Ellen Brodsky
- Winner for Best Film: THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED—directed by Assia Boundaoui
- Winner Best Short Film: TARIQ’S CUBE—directed by Amina Chaudary
- Winner for Best Film: UNREST—Directed by Jennifer Brea
- Winner for Best Short Film: RUNNIN’—Directed by Alex Hogan & Matthew Orr
- Winner for Best Film: THEO WHO LIVED—Directed by David Schisgall
- Winner for Best Film: THE STATE OF MARRIAGE—Directed by Jeff Kaufman
- Winner for Best Short Film: SILENCED IN SOUTHIE—Directed by Evan Dolan
The Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award
The Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award, established in 2014, supports visionary filmmakers with an annual grant while furthering Boston’s role as an epicenter of documentary film. Contributions to the fund have been donated by patrons of GlobeDocs throughout the year. Thank you to our many supporters.
Past Filmmaker Fund Award recipients: David Abel, Director, LOBSTER WARS (2018), Sue Williams, Director, DEATH BY DESIGN (2016), Laura Poitras, Director, CITIZENFOUR, co-creator of Field of Vision (2015).
To donate to the Fund please click here.
PRESS ABOUT GLOBEDOCS
- Popsublime – October 6, 2019: “5th Annual GlobeDocs Film Festival (October 2nd – 6th, 2019)”
- The Boston Globe – October 3, 2019: “The Weekender: GlobeDocs, presidential drama, spooky sounds, and a love supreme”
- The Boston Globe – October 2, 2019: “5 things to do in Boston this weekend”
- Cambridge Day – September 26, 2019: “Short film ‘25 Texans in the Land of Lincoln’ sees Boston, The Brattle this leg of its journey”
- The Boston Globe – September 25, 2019: “GlobeDocs features films about hope and healing”
- Boston.com – September 19, 2019: “What to know about the film festivals happening in Boston this fall”
- BostonGuide.com – September 16, 2019: “10 Top Fall Arts Events in Boston”
- Deadline – September 16, 2019: “MTV Documentary Films Acquires ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’, Plans Fall Release”
- Herald Publicist – September 16, 2019: “MTV Documentary Films Acquires ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’, Plans Fall Release”
- ScreenDaily – September 16, 2019: “MTV Documentary Films lines up awards run for ‘Gay Chorus Deep South”
- Variety – September 16, 2019: “Film News Roundup: Documentary ‘Gay Chorus Deep South’ Bought for Awards Season Release”
- The Boston Globe – September 6: “At this year’s GlobeDocs Festival, a world of determination on display”
- Press Release, September 20, 2018
- Lobster War, October 4, 2018
- Arts Fuse, October 9, 2018
- Gloucester Times, October 9, 2018
- Metro Boston, October 10, 2018
- Boston.com, October 11, 2018
- The Boston Globe, October 11, 2018
- Patch.com, October 12, 2018
- The Berkeley Beacon, October 25, 2018
- Press Release, August 30, 2017
- The Boston Globe, August 30, 2017
- Nonfics, August 31, 2017
- filmfestivals.com/Docs on the Spot, August 31, 2017
- Indiewire, August 31, 2017
- The Boston Globe, September 1, 2017