Êxtase, by Moara Passoni, winner of the SPAutores - Cinema Falado Award for best Portuguese language film in the entire program, selected for the Doc Fortnight 2021 festival.
The Museum of Modern Art announces the festival lineup for Doc Fortnight 2021, the 20th edition of its annual showcase of innovative nonfiction film. This year’s festival, which runs exclusively on MoMA’s Virtual Cinema from March 18 to April 5, 2021, includes over 18 documentary features, four short films, and special projects centered on artists’ cinema. In addition to two world premieres, many of the selected films are being shown for the first time in North America—several following prize-winning international festival runs.
In its 20th year, Doc Fortnight continues the tradition of introducing the most significant, adventurous new nonfiction works by established and emerging filmmakers. Cinematic voices from around the world boldly attest to the continued vitality of the documentary art form through local dispatches and individual portraits exploring urgent topics in an interconnected world. The festival’s engagement with hybrid filmmaking continues with visual experimentation and expansive strategies that push nonfiction practices to new heights.