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How These Award-Winning Filmmakers Made an Incredibly Timely Historical Documentary

How These Award-Winning Filmmakers Made an Incredibly Timely Historical Documentary

Co-directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon, "Best of Enemies" is…

Here's How This Director Used 3D Technology to Bring Marlon Brando to Life

Here's How This Director Used 3D Technology to Bring Marlon Brando to Life

In the new documentary "Listen to Me Marlon," filmmaker Stevan Riley unveils…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Lessons from the Making of 'Shoah.'

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Lessons from the Making of 'Shoah.'

Thirty years after its release, Claude Lanzmann's documentary masterpiece…

Here's How This Filmmaker Made a Sundance Doc About an Online Affair Turned Thriller

Here's How This Filmmaker Made a Sundance Doc About an Online Affair Turned Thriller

"There was a fantastic story that needed to be told."

How a Series of New Music Documentaries is Shaking Up the Genre

How a Series of New Music Documentaries is Shaking Up the Genre

Through archival footage and voiceover interviews, a quartet of 2015 music…

10 Project of the Day Success Stories: Documentary Highlights

10 Project of the Day Success Stories: Documentary Highlights

From 'Peace Officer' to 'Olancho,' Indiewire's Project of the Day alumni…

140 Projects Selected for 2015 Project Forum at Independent Film Week

140 Projects Selected for 2015 Project Forum at Independent Film Week

Of the 140 projects that have been invited to participate in the annual…

'Cartel Land' Director on How to Insert Yourself Into Dangerous and Impossible Situations

'Cartel Land' Director on How to Insert Yourself Into Dangerous and Impossible Situations

From meth labs to conflict zones, filmmaker Matthew Heineman gained access…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Don't Panic About Fair Use

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Don't Panic About Fair Use

Fair use is a legal theory and not a license. Yet, its use is widespread and…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Tips for Getting Your Subject to Open Up on Camera

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Tips for Getting Your Subject to Open Up on Camera

"I've found ignorance is often a very effective place to come from as an…

Reality Checks: Is 'The Look of Silence' the Best Documentary of the Year?

Reality Checks: Is 'The Look of Silence' the Best Documentary of the Year?

The Joshua Oppenheimer sequel and festival favorite may have already…

Exclusive: This New Documentary Could Help Solve the World's Water Problem

Exclusive: This New Documentary Could Help Solve the World's Water Problem

Inventor Dean Kamen's latest invention could be revolutionary. Check out…

8 Legal Tips for Documentary Filmmakers

8 Legal Tips for Documentary Filmmakers

From life rights to fair use, here's what you need to know about legal issue…

Exclusive: Impact Partners to Launch Emerging Documentary Producers Fellowship at DOC NYC 2015

Exclusive: Impact Partners to Launch Emerging Documentary Producers Fellowship at DOC NYC 2015

Here's a chance to learn from documentary greats.

10 Things I Learned From Self-Distributing My First Documentary Film

10 Things I Learned From Self-Distributing My First Documentary Film

Not everyone is going to want to see your film -- and that's okay.

Here's How Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Liz Garbus Brought Nina Simone to Life

Here's How Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Liz Garbus Brought Nina Simone to Life

Nina Simone was so much more than a singer and songwriter, and Garbus' "What…

Reality Checks: Do Celebrity Supporters like Brad Pitt and Eva Longoria Actually Help Documentaries?

Reality Checks: Do Celebrity Supporters like Brad Pitt and Eva Longoria Actually Help Documentaries?

You know their names. But does that mean you'll buy tickets to the…

Here's Why This Documentary Will be Distributed for Free to the People of Afghanistan

Here's Why This Documentary Will be Distributed for Free to the People of Afghanistan

"This is our gift to the people of Afghanistan..."

Read This Short Play to Understand the Documentary Filmmaking Process

Read This Short Play to Understand the Documentary Filmmaking Process

Follow along as Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn steers a documentary from…

StoryCode Los Angeles to Host Special Presentation of Award-Winning Interactive Film 'Last Hijack'

StoryCode Los Angeles to Host Special Presentation of Award-Winning Interactive Film 'Last Hijack'

The new Los Angeles chapter of StoryCode has been hosting free, monthly talk…



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