This season, the DocYard is extremely pleased to announce a program of short films guest programmed by The Non-Fiction Cartel with help from DER. Each short has been paired to screen prior to a selected feature screening in our spring line-up.
Spring 2016 Shorts:
February 8, preceding Kingdom of Shadows:
Borderland (2010, 7:45 min, dir. Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari)
February 22, preceding Containment:
Choose Life (1984, 8 min, dir. Robbie Leppzer)
March 7, preceding Democrats:
Le Crapaud Chez Ses Beaux-Parents (Toad Visits His In Laws, 1991, 8 min, dir. Jean-Michel Kibushi Ndjate Wooto)
March 21, preceding (T)ERROR:
Are Police Reforms Changing Cop Culture inside the LAPD? (2015, 5:45 min)
April 11, preceding Counting:
Winner of the 2015 Camden Cartel Award for Best Short:
Object (2015, 9 min, dir. Paulina Skibinska)
About The Shorts Programming
For the Spring 2016 Season, The DocYard shorts have been programmed by The Non-Fiction Cartel with help from DER. The films, selected by Eric P. Gulliver (NFC) and Alijah Case (DER), were chosen to create a dialogue between the short form, the feature documentary, and the audience. The programming aims to showcase innovative short works across the decades, while acknowledging and contributing to the Boston area’s rich history of documentary filmmaking. Celebrating this documentary tradition, the selections represent The Non-Fiction Cartel’s continued collaborations between the Camden International Film Festival, DER, and FRONTLINE.
About The Non-Fiction Cartel
Founded in 2012, The Non-Fiction Cartel is a working collaborative that supports, creates, and enhances short form documentary media making in New England.
About Documentary Educational Resources (DER)
Founded by Cambridge based filmmaker John Marshall in 1968, DER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aiming to foster community, challenge preconceptions, and safeguard our diverse cultural memory through media. DER offers distribution, fiscal sponsorship, and consulting for thought-provoking documentary media.