The Blog

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

Educational opportunities for young documentary film makers?

It’s essential that young filmmakers have a chance to learn about the craft and the business behind making documentary movies. This gives the industry an influx of new and fresh authors and it gives a chance to young people to start an interesting and creative career. The industry has somewhat of a diversity problem, when […]

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Who is exempt from DMCA and how it will affect documentary film makers

Filmmakers and documentary film makers in particular very much depend on the copyright laws and on their ability to use the intellectual property for what’s considered to be a fair use in accordance to the law. Changes in these laws have already made things more difficult for independent and documentary film makers and the community […]

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Benefits of being a member of International Documentary Association

International documentary association is an NGO dedicated to helping documentary filmmakers and others working in the industry in a variety of different ways. One of those is through a system of memberships in the association itself. Being a member serves two purposes. Firstly, it’s a way to support the association itself and secondly, it comes […]

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IDA documentary Awards 2019

International documentary association is a nonprofit set up in 1982 to promote and help documentary film makers. Its work includes the following areas: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events. IDA has also established awards for excellence in documentary film making. This year the IDA received 785 submissions including 375 documentary features, 153 […]

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Women Documentary Filmmakers that are changing the genre

As is too often the case with so many other professions, women aren’t getting enough credit for their work in documentary filmmaking. It may sometimes seem that there aren’t that many female filmmakers in this field, but it’s a mistake to believe so. This list is therefore an attempt to list a few female directors […]

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6 Films to Help You Understand America’s Working Class

If there’s one idea in American politics that’s of the at most importance and that’s not even defined at this point – it’s the working class. There are many reasons why the working class is hard to grasp. It’s partly because there’s no tradition of socialism in US, at least not as a mainstream political […]

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6 Documentary Film Grants to Apply for in 2020

Documentary filmmakers, especially those who are still trying to establish themselves in the industry always have problems finding the funds for their projects. Luckily there are many grants that are there to help small and independent film creators. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules and standards for each of these grants so that […]

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Are co-productions With China Worth it?

The biggest long term trend of modern cinema is also the biggest geopolitical trend of modern times. It’s about opening China and its markets to US and western production companies overall. This is part of the cultural changes in China and it’s a big business opportunity for US movie makers. However, due to the strict […]

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Movies to Get Excited about in 2020

The year to come is going to be a great year for cinema. There are many great blockbusters coming up as well as many art house films. However, there are also many movies that are part of longer franchises and those are already coming to an audience that’s ready for them. There are also may […]

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6 Podcasts to listen to if you’re a Film Lover

Podcasts are taking over as everyone favorite medium. That’s because there’s a lot of power in spoken word and because it’s easy to start and promote one without any larger investing. It has brought back some of the old radio formats a well. Our list is for the movie lovers and the podcasts that will […]

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Gary Oldman to lead Apple TV+’s first UK drama series

Apple is in the process of finding and buying the IP for its new streaming service. The service will be called Apple TV+ and it will feature both purchased and original IP made and bought by Apple. The biggest news coming out about it is the fact that the streaming platform is now branching out […]

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Most Anticipated Movies Coming out in 2020

The year to come should be a great year for the industry. A lot is happening on the production and staff side of things and the streaming wars are really becoming a thing as everyone has talked about. However, it’s important not to overlook the movies that are about to come out, with all that […]

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