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2018 Doc's Kingdom: programme, film notes and reader
From the 2nd through the 7th of September, 2018 in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, Doc's Kingdom gathered an international community of 100 participants and 10 featured filmmakers for an intensive program of screenings and discussions in the presence of Daniel Mann, Deborah Stratman, Forensic Architecture, Hannah Meszaros Martin, João Pedro Rodrigues, Jumana Manna, Maria Augusta Ramos, Nicolás Pereda, Sirah Foighel Brutman and Eitan Efrat.

Registration for Doc's Kingdom 2018
Doc's Kingdom 2018 runs from Sunday evening, September 2 through Friday morning, September 7 in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal. The  seminar is open to the public. Registration is first-come first-served, with limited capacity, namely for registration with accomodation and meals included. All registration options (from 30 Euros) include all events organized by Doc's Kingdom.The seminar opens on September 2 at 6 pm at Casa das Artes in Arcos de Valdevez, closing at noon on September 7. For any inquiries, please reach us at docskingdom@docskingdom.org.

Doc’s Kingdom 2018 Fellows
Rafael Urban (Eduardo Coutinho Fellowship).
Ana Vîjdea, Kate Saragaço-Gomes (Doclisboa Green Years Award). Deborah Viegas, Helena Estrela, Loide Santos, Paulo Carneiro, Rita Quelhas (Gulbenkian Programme for Portuguese Language and Culture). Alisha Mehta, Leanna Kaiser, Elizabeth Ruiz, Norris Duckett III (CalArts).

World Machine: Doc’s Kingdom 2018
From observational documentary to forensic architecture, the 2018 Doc’s Kingdom seminar proposes a program of investigations and experiences reinvesting on the capacity of cinema to plunge into the contingency of historical time and attest the indisputable evidence of the real. Programmed by Patrícia Mourão and Nuno Lisboa, the 2018 seminar is again the unabridged and cumulative experience including film screenings, collective discussions and the informal gathering in a bucolic environment, with guest filmmakers in person during the whole seminar.

Doc’s Kingdom 2017 featured artists
Billy Woodberry, Clara López Menéndez, Jamika Ajalon, Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni, Inhabitants (Mariana Silva & Pedro Neves Marques, com Margarida Mendes), James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Louis Henderson, The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar & Kodwo Eshun), Regina Guimarães & Saguenail, Sana na N'Hada.

Doc's Kingdom 2017: Gulbenkian Fellowships
Young Portuguese filmmakers are invited to attend Doc's Kingdom 2017, with the support of the Gulbenkian Programme for Portuguese Language and Culture. The Doc's Kingdom 2017 Gulbenkian fellows are Filipe Afonso, Francisca Manuel, Igor Dimitri, Inês de Lima Torres, Martina Tzvetan, Ricardo Neves.

Doc’s Kingdom 2017, 3 - 8 September: Surfacing trouble
We would like to invite you on a journey. Not to cross the ocean but to plumb its surface. Forget the solid and luminous history of continents and their lighthouses that tear into the night with dazzling certitudes. Enter instead into the soft shadow of the depths, on the other side of the opaque mirror of water, into an endlessly changing landscape that ignores the old borders and bodily limits.

Doc’s Kingdom 2016 featured artists
Ana Vaz (Brazil), Dominic Gagnon (Canada), Elizabeth Povinelli (USA), John Paul Sniadecki (USA), Juliane Henrich (Germany), Kidlat Tahimik (Philippines), Leonor Teles (Portugal), Luís Alves de Matos (Portugal), Myriam Lefkowitz (France), Raúl Domingues (Portugal) and films by Ana Hatherly (Portugal).

Doc’s Kingdom 2016 fellows supported by Gulbenkian Foundation
Dear Doc fellowships for Portuguese participants in Doc’s Kingdom 2016 - the end of nature are supported by the Gulbenkian Program of Portuguese Language and Culture. The five Dear Doc fellows are Inês Branco, Ricardo Fangueiro, Sara Morais, Sérgio Miguel Silva and Sofia Bento.

Doc's Kingdom 2016 fellowships
Young Portuguese makers are invited to participate in Doc's Kingdom 2016 - the end of nature: please send a motivation letter including a short bio to deardoc@docskingdom.org until August 19. Fellowships cover seminar's full participation costs, including lodging and meals from 3 to 8 September in Arcos de Valdevez.

The end of nature: Doc’s Kingdom 2016, September 3 - 8
Registrations for Doc’s Kingdom are open. In addition to the events-only registration (for €25, giving access to all screenings and discussions), packages including meals and accomodation are available.

Nuno Lisboa is the 2017 Flaherty Seminar Programmer
The director of Doc’s Kingdom will be the programmer of the 63rd Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. Founded by Frances Flaherty in 1955, the seminar selects each year a different programmer to shape the theme, objective and group of featured filmmakers.

Reports on 2015
Take a peek at the first edition of Doc’s Kingdom in Arcos de Valdevez, listening to the seminar’s director, Nuno Lisboa, and to some of the featured artists in 2015: Adirley Queirós and Joana Pimenta, Catarina Mourão, Eric Baudelaire, Filipa César, Iván Castiñeiras and Salomé Lamas (click on each name to acess the videos).

Crossing borders: Doc’s Kingdom @Play-Doc 2016
During Play-Doc 2016, Doc’s Kingdom invites a dozen participants to watch and debate films together, during an all-day reunion with screenings followed by informal discussions in the presence of the filmmakers and other guests. The gathering takes off with a blind screening of a short work by Robert Kramer, after whose film Doc’s Kingdom (1987) the seminar is named.

2015 archive
The archive of the 2015 edition is now available. You can access the programme and stills of the films screened, download the auxiliary texts and check the list of everyone who made this Doc's Kingdom, as well as see photographs from Arcos de Valdevez and drawings of the invited filmmakers. Soon, the transcriptions of the discussions.

Doc's Kingdom 2015 in Arcos de Valdevez
On the 7th of July, at 7 pm, at Casa dos Amigos do Minho in Lisbon, we will officially announce Doc's Kingdom - All the frontiers. The seminar will happen on 20th - 25th September, and for the first time in the North of Portugal, in Arcos de Valdevez.

raum: online artist residencies
Doc’s Kingdom was in residence at raum platform, presenting “an imaginary and incomplete map” to the sound archive of the seminar’s colective discussions. Ana Eliseu and Nuno Lisboa propose an audio-drawing where we can listen to a multilingual conversation between filmmakers who participated in some of the eleven editions of Doc’s Kingdom.

Visions on 2013
Ten of the 2013 Doc's Kingdom fellows wrote texts or made short films about the latest edition of the seminar. The 16mm machine breaks down during the screening of Les Soviets plus l'électricité, we talk to Joaquim Pinto on Skype, we make the boat trip to the Pico Island. To read and watch.

2013 archive
The archive of the 2013 edition is now available. You can access the programme and stills of the films screened, download the auxiliary texts and check the list of everyone who made this Doc's Kingdom, as well as see photographs from the Azores and drawings of the invited filmmakers. Soon, the transcriptions of the discussions.

Transcriptors needed
We would like to publish online the transcriptions of all of Doc's Kingdom discussions. The years 2000 (Portuguese only), 2002, 2005 and 2006 can already be accessed. We are looking for volunteers who can
fluently understand and write Portuguese and/ or English and who could transcribe one (1) discussion of the remaining editions. Send us an email:docskingdom@docskingdom.org

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