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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

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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How Streaming is changing documentaries

Streaming services have been a big part of the entertainment economy for a while now and they are now seriously jeopardizing traditional mediums. This goes beyond cinemas and cable TVs. Talks shows and documentaries, as well as long form journalism is also being disrupted by the new technology and the new medium. Documentary films are […]

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NYT is getting into documentary business

NYT is what’s known as the paper of record and it’s one of the most reliable news sources in the country at least for those with a liberal bent in their politics. The paper is already more of a multimedia effort than simply a newspaper as it once was. Now NYT is getting into a […]

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How to Market and Distribute your Documentary

Being a documentary filmmaker puts you in a strange position. Those who create documentaries and any other art form for that matter, are usually introspective and artistic. At the same time, they are often public and civic minded since those are topics that documentary filmmakers cover. It means that once the work on the production […]

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7 Documentary Film makers to follow on Twitter

Twitter can be a great tool if you want to be informed quickly and stay on top of things. It can also be a bit too much if you’re not used to arguing online. However, if you’re a film buff it can be an amazing way to communicate with your favorite authors directly and stay […]

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The Documentary Film Bubble

At this point it can be said that the documentary film market is booming. There are more documentary films being made and more films being watched than ever before. They are also more culturally and politically influential than they were in the long time. However, this has led some of the industry insiders to believe […]

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Sundance documentary fund

Sundance film festival is one of the most well-known and popular festivals oriented towards indie and artistic movies. Being noticed at a Sundance festival can mean that you’re starting a career in the movie business that can go beyond these small scale pictures. It plays the same role when it comes to documentary movie making. […]

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How to Make Money as a Documentary Filmmaker?

It’s often claimed that documentary film making isn’t the profession that you go into, in order to earn a lot of money. This is somewhat true, since there are many more lucrative professions, and more lucrative professions within the film industry. However, there are always ways you could make sure that you’re making the most […]

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How to Support IDA

If you’re a professional working in the documentary film industry or if you’re just someone who’s passionate about documentary films, you should support IDA. It stands for International Documentary Association and it’s one of the most important and most useful organizations in the industry. There are many ways for you to lend the support to […]

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Documentary Series to Watch

It’s long been said that serious film making has moved from films to long form serialized content. That’s because it allows for more time and more resources to explore a topic while still costing less especially in terms of post-production. The rise of streaming platforms has also played a key role in this. The same […]

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Best Documentaries of 2019

The start of the New Year is always a good time to reflect on the previous one and to take note of the accomplishments made. When it comes to documentary filmmaking at least, it was a great year. That’s possibly because it wasn’t such a great year in other regards and that’s what inspires documentary […]

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Enterprise documentary fund

Enterprise documentary fund is a part of International documentary association and it’s used to fund the creation of documentaries that dive into social and political topics. The belief is that there’s no longer that clear line between documentary film making and journalism and the documentaries that are created with a help of these fund, are […]

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Why We Need Documentary Preservation

Documentary preservation is the topic that’s making its way around the industry for a while. It’s about digitalizing old archive footage from long lost documentary as well as the outtakes that were made during production. The database of these clips would then be organized and archived so that it’s traceable and searchable. It’s a way […]

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