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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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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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    Watch: Exclusive Clip from 'This May Be the Last Time' Begins with a Mysterious Death

    "This May Be the Last Time" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and has been making the festival rounds ever since.

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    Exclusive: The 25 Most Influential Documentaries (According to Cinema Eye Honors)

    Some of your favorite documentary filmmakers selected the documentaries that influenced them the most.

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    5 Questions to Ask Before Making a Documentary

    The co-directors of "E-TEAM," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, share the five questions they asked themselves before undertaking the documentary about the high-stakes investigative work of four intrepid human-rights workers.

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    The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking

    Documentarians with films screening at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival address the issues of ethics and morality when making a film.

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    Filmmaker Penny Lane on Crowdfunding 'Nuts!:' 'Doing a Kickstarter is a Full-Time Job'

    The award-winning documentary filmmakers explains why she chose to go with Kickstarter and how to find community support for your project.

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