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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…

Shock Value in Documentaries: Too Far or Not Far Enough?

Shock Value in Documentaries: Too Far or Not Far Enough?

"If you think you're going to be offended, you should leave now."

Here's What It Takes To Become a YouTube Star

Here's What It Takes To Become a YouTube Star

"SHIFT: YouTube Star Documentary" investigates what it means to be successfu…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: TFI Documentary Fund Opens Submissions

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: TFI Documentary Fund Opens Submissions

The indie distribution company The Orchard has come on-board this year as…

Here's How These Filmmakers Self-Distributed Their Documentary...And Actually Made Money

Here's How These Filmmakers Self-Distributed Their Documentary...And Actually Made Money

"Part of our decision to self-distribute was to try to see if I could preven…

Reality Checks: These Film Festivals Want to Change the World

Reality Checks: These Film Festivals Want to Change the World

AFI Docs and the Human Rights Watch festivals, both launching this week,…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Essential Tips from Brett Morgen

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Essential Tips from Brett Morgen

At Sheffield Doc/Fest, Brett Morgen shares insider advice for documentary…

Attention, Filmmakers: 8 Things to Know Before Making a Music Documentary

Attention, Filmmakers: 8 Things to Know Before Making a Music Documentary

In a panel at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, documentary filmmakers shared tips for…

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Make a Horror Film Based on True Stories

Attention, Filmmakers: Here's How to Make a Horror Film Based on True Stories

Rodney Ascher's "The Nightmare" portrays real accounts of sleep paralysis in…

10 New Ways to Think About Audiences for Social-Issue Documentaries

10 New Ways to Think About Audiences for Social-Issue Documentaries

"This is not just about doing good in the world. It's also about sustaining…

How Steve James Finds Silver Linings When Things Don't Go As Planned (And They Never Do)

How Steve James Finds Silver Linings When Things Don't Go As Planned (And They Never Do)

"You typically don't know as much as you think you know going in."

How the Director of 'Sunshine Superman' Captured the Thrill and Danger of Base Jumping

How the Director of 'Sunshine Superman' Captured the Thrill and Danger of Base Jumping

"I'm very interested in physical filmmaking--the idea of going out and reall…

Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

Whether you have been making documentary films for years or are just startin…

Reality Checks: How Good Pitch Raises Millions of Dollars for Documentaries

Reality Checks: How Good Pitch Raises Millions of Dollars for Documentaries

The documentary pitches are so powerful and often heartbreaking that one…

Women-Directed Documentaries Dominate IFP's 2015 Indie Filmmaker Labs

Women-Directed Documentaries Dominate IFP's 2015 Indie Filmmaker Labs

This year, eight of the ten directors selected to participate are women.

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 9 Deadlines You Don't Want to Miss

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 9 Deadlines You Don't Want to Miss

It's time to get cracking on those applications!



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