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    10 Filmmaker Tips From DOC NYC: From Pitching your Project to Working with a Cinematographer

    Here's the best advice for documentary filmmakers from this week's DOC NYC.

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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Absent,' 'Naz,' 'Wildcats' or 'Stay'?

    Vote below for this week's Project of the Week.

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    Here's How the Filmmakers behind 'Terms and Conditions May Apply' Had the Most Robust Film Screening Q&A of the Year

    Director Cullen Hoback talks about how he used online screenings to make his documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply" into an event.

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    Here are the First Five Things Filmmakers Who Have Never Cast a Film Before Must Do

    As the saying goes, 95% of directing is casting. Speaking from personal experience, I can confirm that a well-chosen actor not only brings a character to life, but can also make your shoot more enjoyable and relaxed. A hastily-chosen actor, on the other hand, can turn it into a nightmare.

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    Should Public Museums Be Open to Screening Controversial Issue Films?

    Earlier this week, the filmmakers behind "Shored Up" were profiled in the North Carolina weekly the Indy Week. The film, it seems, was forbidden from screening at a weekly Science Café at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, by the museum's director, the geologist Dr. Emlyn Koster, after ...

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    Project of the Day: Life on Death Row, as an Executioner

    There Will Be No Stay is a documentary about executioners, and the toll the act of taking another's life has on their own.

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    Watch: How to Create Impressive-Looking Outer Space Effects Using Household Products

    Who says you need to have state-of-the-art digital technology to create high-end visual effects? Video series "Shanks FX," started by filmmaker Joey Shanks, defies such expectations by showing that the inventive use of household products can produce some pretty mind-blowing results.

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    Action! Social Action: 'Justice for My Sister' by Kimberly Bautista

    Having just taken the Audience Award at LALIFF, Justice for My Sister was so compelling that I had to take action and so I interviewed the filmmaker

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here Are 9 Tips for Finding and Securing the Archival Material You Need

    Finding the right archival material for your documentary can be an enormous undertaking -- one that may not pay off if you don't go about it the right way. Panelists on the "Dig Into Archives" panel at today's DOC NYC highlighted the most important things to keep in mind when researching and trying ...

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    Project of the Day: Feminism, Farts & Fun in Web Series 'Wildcats'

    Feminism, Farts, & Fun. We're proud of our F's at Wallis Hills High. Watch as Allison struggles to make the grade.

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