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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Apply to The Catapult Film Fund

    Have a compelling story to tell? Want some assistance making those crucial next steps (A.K.A Fundraising) in developing your documentary? You got it. The Catapult Summer 2014 funding round opens today and will be accepting applications through August 25, 2014.

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    'Franco,' 'Peacemaker' Among Films Included in Second Annual Tribeca Film Institute/A&E IndieFilms Documentary StoryLab

    A&E IndieFilms and Tribeca are hosting the Documentary StoryLab program, now in its second year, with five documentaries that are in the editing stage and intensive workshop for the filmmakers.

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    Who Needs Theatrical Distribution? Here's Why One Filmmaker Is Skipping Theaters.

    Doug Block explains why he skipped theatrical distribution for "112 Weddings."

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    Chicken & Egg Announces Follow-Up Grants for 23 Films

    Earlier today, Chicken & Egg Pictures announced their list of 23 documentary features that will receive follow-up grants, an award which includes support at key stages.

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    Sundance Institute Reveals This Year's Eight Documentary Edit and Story Labs Projects

    The Sundance Insitute today revealed the eight documentary projects chosen to participate in their 2014 Documentary Edit and Story Labs. 20 Fellows have been selected in total to take part.

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    Watch: Unearth Controversy with Poster and New Clip from Sundance Documentary 'Dinosaur 13'

    In 1990, paleontologists in the Black Hills dug up Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever discovered. Immediately, the federal government was challenging the group over ownership of the priceless discovery. This battle is the focus of Todd Douglas Miller's documentary "Dinosaur 13."

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting a Marriage Equality Rally in the Rain for 'Limited Partnership'

    You have to be pretty passionate to work at something for 14 years. Thomas G. Miller certainly was. "Limited Partnership," his new documentary, was big deal for him, and rightfully so. The powerful piece documents the life and times of Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan, wh...

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    Now This is How to Do Immersive Storytelling

    "Door Into the Dark" at Sheffield Doc/Fest awakens the senses and leaves you both disoriented and hyper-alert.

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    Making a Living as a Documentary Filmmaker Is Harder Than Ever. Here's Why.

    Making a documentary film is easier than ever. Making a living at being a documentary filmmaker is harder than ever.

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    Attention Filmmakers! 5 Daily Stories You Must Read Now: How to Win an Oscar, Joe Berlinger's Master Class and More

    Joe Berlinger's master class, how to win an Oscar, new grant opportunities for filmmakers and more in our five daily stories for filmmakers.

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