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We write about the makers and the shakers, and about everything else that’s of interest in the world of documentary film making

Best Political Documentaries

The phrase “may you live in an interesting time” comes about quite often these days and that’s probably because we’re in the middle of such time right now. The political landscape seems to be divisive, chaotic and even scary. There’s however, one industry that’s thriving in such times and that’s documentary filmmaking. The documentaries provide […]

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The 7 Best Documentaries On Disney Plus

For a while now, everyone in the world of streaming have been looking for a company to take on Netflix and offer an equally broad and popular service. Now it seems that, it will be Disney plus that does that. It’s partly due to the huge archive of movies that Disney has the right to. […]

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Best Music Documentaries of all Times

Music documentaries are a genre of their own and they have an aesthetic of their own. It may seem that they are sometimes as simple as making a biopic and sometimes as easy as filming a concert. However, none of it is the case and a music documentary needs to have some aesthetic of its […]

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Most Important Documentary Film Awards

Writing and making documentary films shouldn’t be about awards that the industry gives out. However, these awards are important and they mean a lot of putting your name out there as a film maker. This is especially the case for a young filmmaker that needs that sort of support. The awards on our list aren’t […]

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The Winners of the Big Sky Documentary Film Fest

There are few events in the world of documentary film making as important as Big Sky Documentary Festival. It’s the biggest documentary festival in the mid-west and one of the biggest overall at least when it comes to the size of the selection. It’s an annual event and at the end of each festival there […]

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How to submit a film for the Big Sky Festival?

Big Sky Festival is one of the largest and most popular documentary film festivals in the country and it has the widest selection of movies. They are usually separated by theme and there’s over a 150 films shown every year. The festival also provides the opportunity to young authors that haven’t had a chance to […]

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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Big sky documentary film festival is one of the biggest film festivals in the US and it’s the biggest one in the north west. The festival is a part of the institute made to promote the nonfiction storytelling in film. It brings stories from around the world to the American west and the festival grow […]

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Six of the best documentaries you might have missed

There are always more than a few documentaries that grab the attention of the viewership and the industry. However, now when there are more ways to watch great documentary films than ever, many films that are worth your time get overlooked. This is a list of such smaller films that haven’t been hits with the […]

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How to Make investing in Documentary Films Profitable?

Investing in any artistic project creates a certain duality because it rarely happens that the interest of the finance behind the project and the artistic interest are one of the same. This is especially the case with documentary movie projects that also have a duty towards the public. This doesn’t mean that there’s no profit […]

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Most Important Film Festivals for a Documentary Film Makers

Film festivals play a big role in the movie industry and especially so in the documentary film business. It’s a chance for a new and up and coming director to get the recognition from the industry but also to mingle and make deal and fund your future projects. The film festivals on our list are […]

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What Documentaries to Watch for Black History Month

There are many great and engaging ways to celebrate black history month. You should look for ways to do so in your community and within your own educational institutions. However, if you’re more up for a good educational program you can enjoy from home, there are great documentaries to accommodate you. The documentaries on our […]

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7 Short Film Documentaries to See Right Now

These days there’s a lot of talk about serialization of documentaries and of serious filmmaking in general. That’s true, there are more long form projects than before. However, there are still short documentary films, that stick to this format and that well worth watching. These documentaries pack a punch and explore important and meaningful subject, […]

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Best nature documentaries to binge right now

Nature documentaries are a genre that’s always popular and that seems like it’s simple enough to create and comprehend but that requires real talent from those who want to try their hand in it. It’s not only about utilizing the latest technology but that helps as well. What makes a nature documentary work is the […]

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7 Feminist Documentaries to See Right Now

Feminist topics and authors are often overlooked in the world of documentary filmmaking. There are many great movies that explore “women’s issues” that should get more attention from both the industry and the general public. The industry moving towards streaming can be a way to accomplish that. The documentaries on our list aren’t ranked in […]

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