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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…

How to Take a Regional Story and Give it Mainstream Appeal

How to Take a Regional Story and Give it Mainstream Appeal

Having Michael Chiklis as a narrator helps.

Joshua Oppenheimer's Documentary Manifesto

Joshua Oppenheimer's Documentary Manifesto

The Oscar-nominated director and MacArthur Fellow says it's "idiocy" to thin…

Attention Documentary Filmmakers: Attend 'Doc Camp' with Award-Winning Filmmaker Steve James

Attention Documentary Filmmakers: Attend 'Doc Camp' with Award-Winning Filmmaker Steve James

This could be just the opportunity you need to develop your next project.

What Does Netflix's Investment in Documentaries Mean for Filmmakers?

What Does Netflix's Investment in Documentaries Mean for Filmmakers?

Netflix has been bolstering its documentary efforts recently. And their entr…

Documentary Legend Albert Maysles Passes Away at 88

Documentary Legend Albert Maysles Passes Away at 88

The documentary filmmaking community lost one of the all-time greats last…

Attention Documentary Filmmakers and Transmedia Artists: Apply to the POV Hackathon

Attention Documentary Filmmakers and Transmedia Artists: Apply to the POV Hackathon

The deadline is fast approaching!

Adrian Grenier and Josh Zeman Team Up to Embark on a Quest to Find the 'Loneliest Whale in the World'

Adrian Grenier and Josh Zeman Team Up to Embark on a Quest to Find the 'Loneliest Whale in the World'

The "Entourage" star hit up Times Square on Friday to help fund his Moby…

Barbara Kopple on 'Hot Type' and Why Being a Documentary Filmmaker is Easier Than Ever

Barbara Kopple on 'Hot Type' and Why Being a Documentary Filmmaker is Easier Than Ever

The double Academy Award-winner talks about her latest project and how easy…

San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for 2015 Documentary Film Fund

San Francisco Film Society Announces Finalists for 2015 Documentary Film Fund

The awards total more than $75,000. Congrats to these filmmakers!

Exclusive: 'Dangerous Documentaries' Report Highlights Risks

Exclusive: 'Dangerous Documentaries' Report Highlights Risks

Assembled by American University's Center for Media & Social Impact, this…


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