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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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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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    Watch: The World's Greatest Documentaries in 6 Minutes

    Seriously! Do you recognize any of the docs that made the final cut?

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    5 Simple Mistakes Documentary Filmmakers Make

    Thinking of making a documentary? Don't make these avoidable mistakes (courtesy of Raindance Film Festival).

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    Here's How to Make a Career in Documentary Filmmaking

    Last week, the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a conference for documentary filmmakers in Los Angeles appropriately titled "Getting Real." Here's what we learned.

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    Here's Why We Need More Women and Minority Filmmakers

    In her keynote address at the "Getting Real" Documentary Film Conference in Los Angeles, award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter ("Gideon's Army" and "Spies of Mississippi") explained why it's important for women and minorities to make movies.

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