June 14, 2016 | POV’s daily list of essential reading for the documentary and independent filmmaking community.

New BBC3 documentary set to explore LGBT hate crimes in the United States
The BBC has announced a series of BBC3 documentaries set to explore hate crimes in the US. The three-part series Love and Hate Crime will look at the dangers facing those who are singled out as “different”, with a particular focus on those attacked because of their race or sexual orientation. The first film in the series will look at the murder of a transgender woman by her boyfriend, who claimed the shock of finding out that his partner had been born male made him lose control and kill her.
Read more | RadioTimes »

Inside The First Snapchat Movie: “Sickhouse”
It all started innocently on Snapchat. A long-lost cousin coming to visit real-life social media star Andrea Russett. Goofing with friends on Venice Beach. An impulsive road trip in search of a haunted shack called the Sickhouse. Then things got weird… An increasingly unnerving narrative unfurled in real time over five days in late April, as an audience of 100 million tuned in to Russett’s Snapchat handle, @Andwizzle. By the end, the viewers realized they’d been privy to a grand experiment: the first Snapchat feature film. This month, the filmmakers released an expanded, enhanced 80-minute version on Vimeo On Demand.
Read more | Co.Create »

Titanic director James Cameron to make documentary about lost city of Atlantis
Titanic director James Cameron is producing a documentary about the mythical lost city of Atlantis. Cameron is executive producer of the two-hour documentary Search For Atlantis, which will be shown on National Geographic.Search For Atlantis is the second documentary made by National Geographic about the mythical city. In 2011, their show Finding Atlantis claimed to have located Atlantis off the coast of southern Spain.
Read more | NME »

12 Must-See Films at BAMCinemaFest 2016
This month, Brooklyn plays home to the annual BAMCinemaFest, featuring both some tried and true festival favorites (imagine if Sundance just happened to take place in New York City in the summer) and some brand-new standouts. Here’s the best of what’s on offer, as curated and culled by the IndieWire film team.
Read more | IndieWire »

The Tribeca Film Institute Announces Filmmaker Grant Deadlines
The Tribeca Film Institute, one of the most prominent grant providers in the industry, has announced submission dates for its four biggest funds: All Access, Latin America, Documentary, and Gucci Documentary.
Read more | No Film School »

Upcoming festivals and deadlines
This Week

  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New York 6/10-6/19
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 6/15-6/26
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest: Sheffield International Documentary Festival 6/10-6/15
  • POV’s Call for Entries Closes 6/15

Next Week

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 6/15-6/26

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