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The Top 8 Pitches at the Hot Docs Forum: What Worked and What Didn't

The Top 8 Pitches at the Hot Docs Forum: What Worked and What Didn't

These are the projects which hit it out of the park at "the world series" of…

Attention, Filmmakers: 6 Tips on Making Your First Documentary Feature

Attention, Filmmakers: 6 Tips on Making Your First Documentary Feature

You've got to start somewhere.

The State of the Nonfiction Film Editor

The State of the Nonfiction Film Editor

Read "Paris is Burning" editor Jonathan Oppenheim's keynote address from a…

Tribeca: Award-Winning Documentary Filmmakers on the Challenges of 'Capturing Reality'

Tribeca: Award-Winning Documentary Filmmakers on the Challenges of 'Capturing Reality'

It's not easy making documentary films. Here's how the pros deal with some…

Exclusive: Time Warner Cable & FilmRise Seek Documentaries

Exclusive: Time Warner Cable & FilmRise Seek Documentaries

Calling all documentary filmmakers!

The Best Documentary Filmmaking Advice from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Best Documentary Filmmaking Advice from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

From how to hold the camera to when to quit your day job, veteran documentar…

Watch: Barbara Kopple, D.A. Pennebaker and Other Documentary Filmmakers on the Film Preservation Crisis

Watch: Barbara Kopple, D.A. Pennebaker and Other Documentary Filmmakers on the Film Preservation Crisis

The two-day summit focused on why and how documentaries should be preserved.

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's the Online Community You Need to Know About

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's the Online Community You Need to Know About

"It's primarily a place for doc filmmakers to share their wit and hard-earne…

Truth or Fiction? Tribeca Directors Grapple with Reality

Truth or Fiction? Tribeca Directors Grapple with Reality

Four filmmakers with films at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival addressed the…

Here's Why We Need More Women in Coding

Here's Why We Need More Women in Coding

"Great code is from a mosh pit of ideas."

Top Three Subjects Vie for DirecTV's 'Next Great American Documentary'

Top Three Subjects Vie for DirecTV's 'Next Great American Documentary'

What will the Next Great American Documentary be about?

'Door Into the Dark' Immerses You in Darkness and Lets You Find Your Way Out

'Door Into the Dark' Immerses You in Darkness and Lets You Find Your Way Out

Now this is how to do immersive storytelling...

8 Documentary Filmmaking Grants with Deadlines Coming Soon

8 Documentary Filmmaking Grants with Deadlines Coming Soon

Calling all documentary filmmakers in search of funding (and who…

How This Cinematographer Captured A Political Movement

How This Cinematographer Captured A Political Movement

Cinematographer Ron Precious shot amazing footage during Greenpeace's early…

Here's Why A Grassroots Screening Tour May Be Right for Your Documentary

Here's Why A Grassroots Screening Tour May Be Right for Your Documentary

"We've been able to redefine success and learned that targeted reach can…

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 4 Things to Understand About Fair Use

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 4 Things to Understand About Fair Use

"If your lawyer doesn't think this can be possible, have your lawyer email…

5 Key Takeaways from the Documentary Film Preservation Summit

5 Key Takeaways from the Documentary Film Preservation Summit

Attention, documentary filmmakers: You need to read this.

Attention, Filmmakers: You're Free! Sundance Institute's Documentary Program Abolishes Deadlines

Attention, Filmmakers: You're Free! Sundance Institute's Documentary Program Abolishes Deadlines

The prestigious program will be accepting applications on a rolling basis…

Attention, Filmmakers: Tongal and DirecTV Team Are Looking for 'The Next Great American Documentary'

Attention, Filmmakers: Tongal and DirecTV Team Are Looking for 'The Next Great American Documentary'

This could be your big break.

Brutal 'Dawg Fight' Gets an Innovative Release (with Exclusive Clip)

Brutal 'Dawg Fight' Gets an Innovative Release (with Exclusive Clip)

This unflinching documentary had a hard time finding traditional distributio…


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