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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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    Why Can't This Documentary About Transgender Puerto Ricans Find a Home?

    "Mala Mala" is a colorful and moving documentary that leaves audiences with lifted spirits and increased acceptance. So why is it having such a hard time finding a home?

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    8 Smart Things Documentary Legend Frederick Wiseman Shared About His Career

    Highlights from Frederick Wiseman's masterclass at the Zurich Film Festival.

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    6 Must-Read Documentary Tips from Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker Marshall Curry

    Marshall Curry keeps two sentences tacked above his editing setup: "What Happens Next?" and "I Didn't Know That." Every few minutes, the double Oscar nominee explained during a master class at the Camden International Film Festival, the audience needs to ask one of those two questions.

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    Cinema Eye Honors Names 10 Finalists for Nonfiction Short Film Award

    Check out the 10 films on Cinema Eye Honors' "shorts list," and you're sure to feel the power of nonfiction film.

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    From Concept to Final Cut: 10 Tips on Making a Documentary

    Documentarians Lauren Greenfield and Kirby Dick didn't shy away from the tough filmmaking questions at the Sundance Institute's inaugural documentary ShortsLab in Los Angeles.

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    Exclusive: 'The Homestretch,' Documentary About Homeless Youth, Gets Multi-Platform Release

    This documentary about homeless youth in Chicago will be released digitally, theatrically and through educational markets.

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    Attention, Documentary Fans: Cinedigm Has Launched a Free Docurama App

    Want to watch documentaries? There's a new app for that!

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    POV Digital Launches Six Interactive Documentary Shorts

    POV continues to push the limits of documentary filmmaking - this time, with six interactive shorts that tackle social issues around the world.

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    Joe Berlinger on Michael Moore and The Changing Market for Documentaries

    In this guest post from director Joe Berlinger, the filmmaker responds to Michael Moore's 13 rules for documentary filmmaking and tracks the documentary form from the "Golden Age of Documentaries" through today.

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    Is Michael Moore Right About Documentary Filmmakers? Documentary Filmmakers Respond

    Michael Moore thinks documentaries need to stop lecturing so much and be more entertaining. Is he right? We reached out to a selection of documentary directors to get their responses to Moore's controversial keynote at the recent Doc Conference at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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