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    Advice to Doc Filmmakers from Albert Maysles: Establish an Empathizing Relationship

    Jessica Edwards recently published a book of essays she edited, where she asks documentary filmmakers to tell her something -- specifically, some words of advice for other documentary filmmakers. In this excerpt, direct cinema hero Albert Maysles shares his advice for other doc filmmakers.

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    How I Won Canon's Project Imaginat10n Contest: 'Chucked' Director Used a Robot as a Touching Metaphor

    Writer/Director Jared Nelson didn’t kick off my his process by writing one script; he wrote six over the course of two enervating months. Still, nothing was clicking.



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    Canon Cameras, Final Cut Pro, Swiss Army Knives and Other Equipment Documentary Filmmakers Can't Live Without

    POV recently surveyed 147 documentary filmmakers (directors, producers, cinematographers and editors) to find out what equipment and documentary tools filmmakers find indispensable in the field.

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    Channel 4's Tabitha Jackson Heads to Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

    The Sundance Institute has named Tabitha Jackson as the new director of its documentary film program.

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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Pier,' 'Record,' 'Essence' and 'Love'?

    The four projects up for the prize: "Pier Kids: The Life," "For the Record," "Essence" and "Brotherly Love."

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    Pete Nicks, Heidi Ewing and Dawn Porter Among Seven Catapult Film Fund Grantees

    The San Francisco-based Catapult Film Fund, which gives development grants to films that are in early stages, has announced its Fall 2013 grantees. Filmmakers looking to be considered for the Spring 2014 grant should be prepared to submit materials by the end of January (Submissions open mid-Decemb...

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    Watch: Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuarón & Others Discuss the Highs and Lows of Filmmaking

    The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, David O. Russell, Ben Stiller, Alfonso Cuaron and Lee Daniels in a candid discussion on the long arduous path to success as a filmmaker.

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    Project of the Day: Coming Back from Prison to Find a Sticky Situation at Home

    Philly: where sometimes prison is the safest place. This gritty story dives deep into the moral dilemmas around family loyalty and love

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    Here's Why 'Hustle & Flow' Director Craig Brewer is Giving Away His 'Best' Film For Free

    Director Craig Brewer is giving away a free download of "The Poor and Hungry," his directorial debut.

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    Project of the Day: Animated CGI Short Tells the Story of a Flame Whose Days are Numbered

    Essence is a CG animated short that tells the story of a candle flame who realizes he only has moments to live.

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