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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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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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    8 Top Documentary Directors on How They Got Their Start, Finance Their Films and More

    Earlier this month at the Savannah Film Festival, eight top documentary filmmakers gathered for a roundtable discussion about how and why they came to make eight of the most celebrated films of the year.

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    Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's What You Need to Know Before You Start Production

    Thinking of making your first documentary film? Then you must read these essential tips for first-time documentary filmmakers from DOC NYC 2014.

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    'Red Army' Director Spreads Russian Propaganda at New York Premiere

    Indiewire was on the scene at the New York premiere of this likely Oscar contender.

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