About

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.

The GlobeDocs Film Festival is a six-day documentary film festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. The festival, which takes place in select theaters across Boston, 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 fourth annual festival will take place from October 9 to October 14, 2018 in conjunction with HUBWeek.

 

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

 

Audience Award

The GlobeDocs Film Festival will offer an Audience Award. Film goers will have an opportunity to vote at each screening they attend.

Winner of the 2018 GlobeDocs Audience Award for Best Film: THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED—directed by Assia Boundaoui
Winner of the 2018 GlobeDocs Audience Award for Best Short Film: TARIQ’S CUBE—directed by Amina Chaudary

Winner of the 2017 GlobeDocs Audience Award for Best Film: UNREST—Directed by Jennifer Brea
Winner of the 2017 GlobeDocs Audience Award for Best Short Film: RUNNIN’—Directed by Alex Hogan & Matthew Orr

 

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: 2016: Sue Williams, Director, DEATH BY DESIGN 2015: Laura Poitras, Director, CITIZENFOUR, co-creator of Field of Vision

 

 

PRESS FOR THE 2018 FESTIVAL

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 FOR THE 2017 FESTIVAL

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

 

 

 

 

Board of Advisors

John Cooper

Director, Sundance Film Festival

Ted Dintersmith

Executive Producer, various documentaries

Lyda Kuth

Executive Director, LEF Foundation

Ken Burns

Director

David Fialkow

Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance

Sponsors

Via Global Advisors Hunt’s Studio Allston Hotel Stella Artois Stella Cidre Ninety Plus Cellars

Supporters

Alden & Harlow LEF Foundation Independent Film Festival of Boston WGBH Hops N Scotch HUBweek Boston Women’s Film Festival The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival