'Icon': Area film researcher honoured by Hot Docs
Among Elizabeth Klinck's resume is her work on the documentary 'Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind' from 2019
The Private Eye: Focus on Elizabeth Klinck
Canada’s preeminent film researcher is honoured with the 2023 Focus On spotlight at Hot Docs
Hot Docs 2023
Hot Docs’ 30th-anniversary Festival will pay homage to Canadian film producer, visual researcher and clearance specialist Elizabeth Klinck with its annual Focus On tribute, celebrating the work of Canadian filmmakers and craftspeople who have made a significant contribution to the documentary landscape. On Thursday, May 4, at 5:30 pm, Klinck will be joined on stage by award-winning documentary director Jennifer Baichwal for Working Together: The Visual Researcher And The Director: A Conversation between Elizabeth Klinck and Jennifer Baichwal, an illuminating conversation about the integral role of archival research and producing in the documentary filmmaking process. The Focus On Elizabeth Klinck program is supported by K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.
Christine Choy, Elizabeth Klinck to Receive Hot Docs Retrospectives
Filmmaker Christine Choy and visual researcher Elizabeth Klinck will be the subjects of retrospective programmes at this year’s Hot Docs festival. Hot Docs announced yesterday that Choy will receive the 2023 Outstanding Achievement Award, while Klinck’s work will be highlighted in the Focus On programme. The latter series puts a spotlight on a Canadian artist in the documentary field.
Hot Docs ’23 to celebrate Christine Choy, Elizabeth Klinck
This year’s Hot Docs festival has selected Chinese-American filmmaker, educator and artist Christine Choy (Chai Ming Huei) to receive its Outstanding Achievement Award. Choy has produced, directed and photographed more than ...
Elizabeth is teaching a workshop at the 2020 Berlinale Film Festival
An “Archive Day” will take place for the first time in Germany, featuring a mix of social and thematic components. Twelve of the most renowned international film archives will be on hand to inform market attendees about their collections and field concrete enquiries.
Things to know when working on archive docs
Canadian archival producer and copyright clearance specialist Elizabeth Klinck held an Industry Talk entitled "Archive docs rock in the Covidian epoch," and shared her experiences, insights, and tips for filmmakers working in this field.
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Elizabeth Klinck Receives Academy Board Tribute for Achievements in Archival Research
Archive researcher and producer Elizabeth Klinck received an Academy Board of Directors Tribute at the 2019 Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Awards at the end of March.
Lifetime career honour for Collingwood documentary researcher
A documentary researcher who has made Collingwood her home has been recognized for her career-long commitment to the craft.
Canadian Screen Awards
Elizabeth Klinck to receive the Academy Board of Directors Tribute
Ms. Klinck’s career as a visual researcher has spanned more than three decades and has included work for directors including Werner Herzog, Jennifer Baichwal, Donald Brittain and Alanis Obomsawin, amongst many others.
Elizabeth to sit on the International Jury at the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
The five-member International Jury called to judge the films of the International Competition section is composed of:
Ally Derks, former Founder-Director IDFA (The Netherlands)
Elisabeth Klinck, Visual Researcher (Canada)
Sergi Doladé, Director MEDIMED (Spain)
Simon Lereng Wilmont, Film director (Denmark)
Panayotis Evangelidis, Film director, Scriptwriter (Greece)
“Anthropocene”, “Amazing Race Canada” among Canadian Screen Award nominees
Elsewhere, archive researcher and producer Elizabeth Klinck will receive an Academy Board of Directors tribute for her contribution to the Canadian and international screen industry.
The Secret Disco Revolution
There's a gold mine of vintage clips in "The Secret Disco Revolution," but Jamie Kastner's documentary tethers them to a strained thesis and a misfired package concept.
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Elizabeth Klinck Helps Build an All Archive Portrait of Frank Zappa
Eat That Question – Frank Zappa in His Own Words, includes no originally shot footage, relying on 100% archival material to build a portrait of the iconoclastic musician and composer.
The Stark Context for Canadians at Sunny Side of the Doc
A report on the state of the industry from the pitching summit
Un documentaire sur Frank Zappa, en avant-première
Le cinéma municipal projette aujourd'hui, à 21 heures, le documentaire de Thorsten Schütte «Eat that question, Frank Zappa in his own words». Traduisez littéralement «Ravale ta question».
The Art of the Business - The Role of a Visual Researcher with Elizabeth Klinck
In our new series The Art of the Business, Hot Docs speaks to prolific visual researcher Elizabeth Klinck. Elizabeth has over 36 years of experience and has worked on over 200 projects as a visual and editorial researcher, a visual archive and music right clearance specialist and a producer. She is also the founding chairperson of The Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada.
Sundance ’16: Tapping into Zappa with “Eat That Question”
Frank Zappa is the latest musician to receive the all-archival doc treatment. Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words looks at the life and philosophies of the late avant-garde rocker entirely through his interviews and TV appearances. Eight years in the making, the doc has the support of Zappa’s Family Trust and will have its world premiere out-of-competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
DOC Toronto Names Inaugural Honourees
DOC Toronto’s The DOC Institute has announced its inaugural awards, giving the DOC Star Award to Elizabeth Klinck and the New Visions Award presented by Urban Post Production to Brett Story.
DOC Institute taps Klinck, Story for inaugural awards
Elizabeth Klinck (pictured) and Brett Story have been selected as the first two recipients of the DOC Institute Awards, the Canadian organization announced today (December 9).
DOC Institute Unveils Inaugural Award Winners
Elizabeth Klinck and Brett Story have been selected as the first two recipients of the DOC Institute Awards, the organization announced Tuesday.
The new awards, which will be presented annually, include two prizes: the DOC Star Award, which honours a celebrated documentation who also supports Canada’s non-fiction production community, and the New Vision Award, which celebrates an emerging filmmaker who is seen as a potential leader within the next generation of documentary filmmakers.
“Amazing Race Canada,” “The Defector” take prizes at CSAs
The Canadian Screen Awards presented its honors for news and sports, documentary, lifestyle, reality and digital media Tuesday night in Toronto, and multiple winners included CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada, Food Network Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here! and History Channel Canada’s Museum Secrets.
FOCAL International Reveals Awards Shortlist
FOCAL International has announced its nominees for the 2014 Footage Awards, with Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (pictured), BBC music doc David Bowie: Five Years and Kartemquin Films’ The Trials of Muhammad Ali among the shortlisted projects....(Continue reading)
“Watermark,” “My Prairie Home” up for Canadian Screen Awards
Watermark, My Prairie Home and Hi-Ho Mistahey! are among the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s (ACCT) documentary nominees for this year’s Canadian Screen Awards. Now in its second year, the awards – a combination of what were previously the Genies and Geminis – include 123 categories in the film, television and digital fields.
National Film Board of Canada
What is visual research, clearance and copyright – and why should you care?
The NFB, as one of Canada’s most prolific documentary producers, knows that the research, and visual research, invested in a project in the development stage is key to a strong, compelling documentary.
Elizabeth Klinck and the Art of Archives
Renowned film archivist Elizabeth Klinck organizes panels and workshops at international markets to highlight the importance of visual and editorial research and is, in a practical way, the fairy godmother of this unheralded field. Her own research and clearance credits number in the hundreds.
Canadian Screen Awards
Elizabeth Klinck & Jennifer Baichwal running The Power of the Image workshop at Canadian Screen Awards
The Power of the Image is an eye-opening conversation about the integral role of visual researching in documentary and factual content, with Special Award recipient, Elizabeth Klinck, and accomplished documentary director, Jennifer Baichwal.
DOC Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Klinck
Visual researcher and DOC Toronto member Elizabeth Klinck, recipient of the 2014 DOC Star Award, is the subject of this month's DOC Member Spotlight.
Elizabeth has been nominated for the 2019 CSA Barbara Sears; Visual Research Award
Elizabeth is honoured to be nominated for her work on You Are Here: A Come from Away Story with colleague Mike Lalonde. You are Here was made by MDF Productions and broadcast on CTV.
Upcoming 2018 TIFF Premieres
Elizabeth is delighted to have worked on 3 of the docs at this year's Toronto Film Festival.
-- Barry Avrich’s Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
-- Astra Taylor’s NFB doc What is Democracy?
--Anthropocene, the third part in the trilogy of artfully thoughtful eco docs by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
CBC Series The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island Taps Elizabeth Klinck for Interview
Elizabeth was interviewed along with comedian Colin Mochrie, actor Graham Greene, former Prime Minister Jean Chretein, and Elizabeth's
Hot Docs to Celebrate Canadian Film Researcher Elizabeth Klinck with Focus On Retrospective at 2023 Festival
Hot Docs Festival 2023 will pay tribute to Canadian film producer, researcher and clearance specialist Elizabeth Klinck with the annual Focus On program, featuring the work of Canadian filmmakers and craftspeople who have made a significant contribution to the documentary landscape.
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INTERVIEW: Hot Docs Festival ‘23 Honors Elizabeth Klinck – Archive Producer Extraordinaire.
An Interview with Elizabeth Klinck on Sunny Side 2020 Archive Workshops
Watch Elizabeths Documentary Campus Keynote Address