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At Coolidge on December 6: IDA and the Center for Independent Documentary are presenting AN EVENING WITH JULIA BACHA - a Boston Installment of IDA's Doc U Seminar Series Tickets »

Right before that: the BITAHR FILM FORUM, which is bringing films and speakers to the Brattle Theatre from December 2-5 in order to raise awareness of human sex trafficking.

"Recognizing the need for greater public and academic awareness of sex trafficking, Human Rights and Sex Trafficking: A Film Forum will explore the power of film in effectuating a movement to combat commercial sexual exploitation and modern-day slavery"

Here's the Facebook event -...

Political Documents: Marlo Poras' Run Granny Run and the official White House Videographer Arun Chaudhary.

In the wake of the midterm elections I’ve been thinking about political movies. It’s a familiar genre that taps into those stirring clichés about democracy that make us get excited and patriotic around election times.

It's a long way from New England, but back in the Olde Worlde the Sheffield Doc/Fest is happening now. Check out their website for a long list of films, pitch sessions and forward-thinking learning opportunities of all stripes.

The Scottish Documentary Institute is premiering some of the documentary shorts from its Bridging the Gap Program at Sheffield. The program provides funding, training and guidance for new Scotland-based filmmakers:

“The scheme aims to bridge the gap between training/graduation and a first broadcast by offering the opportunity to work closely with BBC Scotland, and all those filmmakers who have not made documentaries for the big screen.”    

A place-specific mentorship/talent incubation/grants program that receives...

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