July 13, 2011

Showing at Frontline this week: Bobby Fischer Against the World

by Paige Gresty   This week, Frontline Club is proud to present the screening of Bobby Fischer Against the World. A tremendous combination of archive footage, interviews, and Fischer’s own voice, the film examines how the world’s number one chess player rose from a child prodigy, alienated from friends and family, to the American superstar […]

May 23, 2011

Documentary Matchmaking at Sheffield Doc/Fest – Call for entries

The Frontline Club is proud to announce our fourth event in association with The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation. At Sheffield Doc/Fest, on Friday 10th of June, we will be hosting an evening of Documentary Matchmaking at the BRITDOC Bar to pair great new projects with the right people in the industry to help make them […]

April 5, 2011

Armadillo: Janus Metz’s Fog of War

By Christopher Czechowicz “You have to be here to understand it. This place is screwed, after all. This is a fucked up country.” – ISAF Team Seven In the summer of 2009, marooned at military outpost “Armadillo” in Helmand Province, one of the most dangerous in Afghanistan and separated only by a kilometre from Taliban […]

April 4, 2011

Montt’s Day In Court: Screening of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator 

By Christopher Czechowicz    “Because if I can not control the army, then what am I doing here?”- General Efraín Ríos Montt, 1982   This excerpt from Pamela Yates’ latest work was used as evidence in a Spanish court of law against a military man wanted for genocide.   Twenty-nine years after death squads murdered […]

April 4, 2011

Montt’s Day In Court: Screening of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator 

By Christopher Czechowicz    “Because if I can not control the army, then what am I doing here?”- General Efraín Ríos Montt, 1982   This excerpt from Pamela Yates’ latest work was used as evidence in a Spanish court of law against a military man wanted for genocide.   Twenty-nine years after death squads murdered […]

March 22, 2011

Frontline partnered screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The Frontline Club is proudly partnering with three screenings at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The festival is running between March 23 – April 1 and there are many important, and excellent, films featured. We highly recommend seeing the three we’re partnering with (details below). Also if you missed them at the club please […]

February 21, 2011

Blood and Dust film

Vaughan’s new film, Blood and Dust, is below for those who didn’t catch it on Al Jazeera’s People and Power strand. If you want to see it on a large screen we will showing it at the Frontline Clubon 6 March. Followed by a discussion about how war is represented by the broadcast media. Vaughan writes: I have […]

February 16, 2011

Vaughan Smith’s new film ‘Blood and Dust’ broadcasting on Al Jazeera

Above is a preview of Vaughan Smith’s dramatic new film BLOOD AND DUST recording life and death with an American helicopter medevac unit in Southern Afghanistan. ‘These Medivac teams, US military air ambulances, are amoungst the only soldiers that go to war to save lives and they are very good at it.’ See BLOOD AND […]

December 23, 2010

Looking back at 2010: Screenings at the Frontline Club

With over 80 screenings showing films from 42 different countries the screening programme has looked at topics, issues and stories covering the globe this year. We began the year with a retrospective season in January which featured four classic films from broadcasting history; Listen Whitey, Detroit ’67, Year of the Torturer, and special screening of Sgt Pepper: It […]

October 27, 2010

Frontline at Sheffield Doc/Fest – Call for projects

Next Wednesday Sheffield Doc/Fest 2010 begins and this year’s programme is outstanding. We’re really proud to be attending and I wanted to let you know the variety of things Frontline is involved in at the festival. For the last year we’ve been running, with the Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation, the very successful Documentary Matchmaking event […]

September 23, 2010

Shooting Robert King now available on DVD

The Frontline Club is proud to announce the release of “Shooting Robert King” on DVD. Filmed over 15 years by director Richard Parry and Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith, “Shooting Robert King” has been referred to as “the best war doc I have ever seen,” by Nick Broomfield. After an incredible festival run that took […]

September 13, 2010

Jack Cardiff memorabilia at the Frontline Club

Accompanying the screening of Cameraman, the film chronicling the life and work of Academy Award winning British cinematographer Jack Cardiff, is an exclusive display of Cardiff’s various memorabilia spanning his phenomenally diverse and successful career. Included in the exhibition are priceless sketches, letters, and personal affects from Cardiff’s illustrious period forefronting the medium of Technicolour. […]

August 27, 2010 7:00 PM

Vietnam: A turning point for reporting war

A special event about reporting from Vietnam with some of the giants of war reporting including Jon Swain, Michael Nicholson and Patrick Chauvel.

July 15, 2010

Interview with Greg Barker, Director of Sergio

In anticipation of our screening of Sergio at tomorrow night I thought it a good idea to re-post an interview I did with the Director for The Documentary Blog. I highly recommend coming along to the screening, we have a few tickets left and it really isn’t one to miss. The link to book tickets […]

June 26, 2010

Storytelling & Scriptwriting Saturday Course

A one-day workshop on understanding the craft skills needed for clear and fluent scriptwriting. The workshop will concentrate on storytelling for news and feature writing in television and radio. Featuring many TV & radio examples and practical exercises. Bring your laptops and be ready to do some writing! The workshop will be taught by Tira […]

June 19, 2010

Geoffrey Smith Saturday Masterclass

Geoffrey Smith is the internationally acclaimed director of multi-award winning documentaries The English Surgeon and Presumed Guilty. This one day course is built largely around participant’s questions, and by screening and analysing his films in detail, Geoffrey will work through the following key areas: * development of an idea to pitching at forums * trailers […]

June 3, 2010

Photography and Slander in Uzbekistan

In February this year, the Uzbek documentary-maker and photographer, Umida Akhmedova, was sentenced by a Tashkent court for “slandering the nation”. William Wheeler takes a closer look at the case.

May 22, 2010

Newsgathering and Production Weekend Course

This course will run over 2 weekends – May 22nd-23rd and 29th-30th 2010 Suitable for all those wishing to embrace the fundamentals of documentary and newsgathering production capabilities in broadcast television, corporate promotions and Web publication. Multimedia researchers Print Journalists NGO’s Corporate PR’s – and all those wishing to enter the video production sector. This […]

April 26, 2010

Hot Docs at the Frontline Club

For those of you who can’t make the trip out to Toronto for this year’s Hot Docs, throughout May and June Frontline will be bringing a slice of the festival to you. We have selected 6 films from this years lineup to showcase at the club. The begins on May 9th with Heidi Ewing and […]

April 23, 2010

Alternative View Season

Throughout May we are holding a season of films that look at issues in different ways and which are often controversial or rejected by the mainstream media. We are hoping to create debate and analysis into whether films of this nature should be embraced to a greater extent, or not. The films themselves have been […]

February 24, 2010

Season – Werner Herzog Behind the Scenes

Throughout March the Frontline Club are hosting a special season looking at the work of Werner Herzog. Rather than just a standard retrospective of his work we’ll be hearing from those who have worked with him over his career behind the scenes. Curated by his long-time collaborator and producer Andre Singer, the season is a […]

February 9, 2010

Frontline Club member Tim Hetherington wins award at Sundance

A huge congratulations from the Frontline Club to member Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger for their incredible success at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Their documentary Restrepo won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Documentary Comptetition. Restrepo is an incredible documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal […]

November 19, 2009

Oscar Documentary Nominations and Frontline Screenings

The official shortlist has been announced for the Academy Award’s Documentary Feature category. It wasn’t a surprise to see Burma VJ on there which we screened at The Frontline Club a few months ago and I’m very glad to see another two films that will be shown at the club soon, The Most Dangerous Man […]

November 12, 2009

Frontline Club at Sheffield Doc/Fest

At this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest the Frontline Club put on a panel covering an area of filmmaking the festival hadn’t previously examined, how you film in a dangerous situation. Putting the panel together was extremely difficult as, due to the nature of the job, many of our panellists were either stuck in difficult places filming […]

November 9, 2009

Solo Video Journalism (Foundation)

The Trainer says…….“The approach to all classes are “hands-on”, and through classroom presentations, daily practical exercises and regular feedback, students are continually reinforcing and building upon their skills. The atmosphere is constructive, non-competitive with learning to work as a team an essential part of the learning process, though the small class size assures individual attention, […]

November 6, 2009

Lighting and Electrical Safety for Video

The Trainer says……“The Frontline camera and directing courses are an excellent way for people already in media jobs to get the new skills and confidence that are now essential in an evolving and demanding workplace. The courses are also a great introduction for people curious about entering any field where these skills are needed.” Many […]

August 15, 2009

Capturing Conflict Film Festival

I am extremely proud to announce the Frontline Club’s Capturing Conflict Film Festival. The festival showcases a selection of the most important films about the risks journalists and filmmakers take in order to get their stories out. The selection process was an incredibly difficult one and this final programme reflects those we felt were the […]

January 23, 2009

Burma VJ

Burma VJ is a documentary film by Danish director Anders Østergaard about the Burmese reporters who risked their lives covering the Saffron revolution in Burma in September 2007. Østergaard assembled the film almost entirely from handheld footage shot during the protests. A journalist, using the pseudonym Joshua and with the Democratic Voice of Burma, who […]