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The Filmplatform Blog

3 Film Platform titles appear in Video Librarian’s list of 2016’s Best Documentaries

Every year, Video Librarian releases a list honoring the best new documentaries reviewed in the magazine and online during that year, selected and compiled by Video Librarian staff. This year, three Film Platform titles were lauded by the magazine as part of this annual review. Read their verdicts below: Cartel Land - Filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s compelling Oscar-nominated documentary centers on recent
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Night Will Fall wins an Emmy!

One of the newest additions to our catalogue, Night Will Fall, was awarded last week with an Emmy Award for OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL PROGRAMMING – LONG FORM. Night Will Fall tells the story of the liberation of the German Concentration Camps. Using remarkable archive footage and testimony from both survivors and liberators, it tells of the efforts
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IRCT June 26 Campaign features screenings of THE LOOK OF SILENCE

Following our 2014 collaboration with the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims to promote international screenings of The Act of Killing, Film Platform is proud to be working with the IRCT yet again for their 26 June campaign. The IRCT is a health-based umbrella organisation that supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and the prevention of torture worldwide. Their members comprise
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The Hunting Ground streaming campaign

After almost one thousand screenings at high schools, colleges and universities across the United States, THE HUNTING GROUND is now available for streaming access via FILM PLATFORM. The film has been supported by the White House and their It’s On Us campaign, and features the Lady Gaga song "Til It Happens to You", which was nominated for Best Original Song
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Brand new LGBT titles

We are delighted to feature a new collection of LGBT documentaries, which explore LGBT communities around the world and the issues they face. You can browse the full collection here. A number of these films come courtesy of the newest member of the FILM PLATFORM family: SND Films, an international sales company which specializes in acclaimed LGBT documentaries, with 20
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FILM PLATFORM at the Media and Learning conference

Last week, Film Platform took part in the Media and Learning conference in Brussels. The conference is devoted to discussing the latest developments, services and uses of media in education and training.  Aimed at researchers, policy makers and practitioners, the purpose of this annual event is to identify policies and initiatives that promote digital and media competence at all levels of education. Our
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New collaboration with ro*co educational!

We are delighted to announce our brand new collaboration with ro*co educational, a leading voice in the US academic film market. As the educational arm of ro*co films international, ro*co educational launched in 2009 with the mission to advocate for documentary film as an educational tool, to bring these stories to schools, libraries, and other instructional environments across the country, and
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FILM PLATFORM’s catalogue is now available via streaming!

Our brand-new streaming platform offers the finest independent documentaries, fresh off the festival circuit. This carefully curated collection of exclusive titles is now just a click away, allowing students and academics to access these films from the comfort of their homes. We are offering a range of flexible licence models, to find a system that works for each library, each budget
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The Look of Silence wows critics across the world!

It is less than a year since The Look of Silence was first launched at its World Premier at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. The film was awarded five of the festival’s top awards, and since that time has continued to attract critical acclaim and win prizes at film festivals across the world. At the latest count, the film has
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Exclusive Q+A screening of The 50 Year Argument at ALA

Film Platform is collaborating with The New York Review of Books to present an exclusive screening of THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT, the latest documentary by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. The screening will take place on Sunday, June 28, at 8:30 am in the Moscone Center West, Room 300. The event
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