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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Tips for Getting Music Rights

    What challenges and issues should a filmmaker prepare for during the music-licensing process? Experts at DOC NYC filled us in on some tips.

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: You May Not Change the World, But Here's How to Give It a Shot

    DOC NY panelists from the documentaries "Every Last Child," "Vessel," "Fed Up," "Time For School" and "Trembling Before G-d" discussed the importance of outreach and impact.

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    Attention, Filmmakers: Here's 10 Tips for Finishing Your Documentary

    From archival footage to music to editing and beyond, these tips from DOC NYC run the gamut of the documentary filmmaking process. Read up and learn from the pros.

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    'The Act of Killing' Director on Dreams, Recognition and Impact

    Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of Oscar-nominated documentary "The Act of Killing" and the upcoming "The Look of Silence" shares his thoughts on the role of the documentary filmmaker.

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    Susan Sarandon on The Power of Documentaries

    In this guest post, the actress and activist explains how documentaries make a real difference in the world.

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    The 2014 DOC NYC Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item

    Stay up-to-date on the latest news out of DOC NYC. Check the 2014 Indiewire DOC NYC Bible throughout the day as our team on the ground files reviews, acquisition announcements, event coverage and interviews.

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    Sundance's Tabitha Jackson on Why This is the Golden Age of Documentaries

    This may be the best time to be a documentary filmmaker (but the worst time to make a career out of it).

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    Everything You Wanted to Know About Nonfiction Shorts (But Were Afraid to Ask)

    A DOC NYC panel tackles a wide swath of questions and issues regarding the nonfiction short film, from marketability to emerging online platforms and more.

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    5 Things I Learned from Directing Reality TV (And How They Helped Me Make a Documentary Feature)

    Reality TV and feature documentaries exist in different universes, but in this guest post, director Tony Shaff explains how directing reality TV helped him go on to direct the feature documentary, "Hotline," which screens tonight at DOC NYC and will hit iTunes tomorrow.

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