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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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    'Maidentrip' Director Jillian Schlesinger On How She Made Her First Film (With A Mostly Female Crew)

    Jillian Schlesinger talks about the challenges of filming 'Maidentrip," about Laura Dekker, an intrepid young sailor who set out to be the youngest person to successfully sail around the world.

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    Chicken & Egg Pictures: The Force Behind Women Directed Documentaries at Sundance and Beyond

    As the only nonprofit film fund devoted solely to supporting women documentary directors, Chicken & Egg Pictures plays an important role in the independent film world and their influence is felt at The Sundance Film Festival, where, this year, four of their documentary feature grantees will debut.

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    Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking Advice

    There's been a huge renaissance in documentary filmmaking, and Indiewire's been collecting some really great advice for documentary filmmakers, whether it's about how to go about finding funding, making the best film you can, or distributing the film successfully, Indiewire has the information you n...

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    25 Documentary Filmmakers to Follow on Twitter

    Here are the 25 documentary filmmakers you should be following on Twitter.

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    Watch: $25,000 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Advertising Budget Spent On Typhoon Relief

    Normally, when hired to make a promotional video for a Hollywood feature film, you focus on promoting the film.

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    Cara Mertes, Head of Ford Foundation's JustFilms, Explains Why Thinking about Impact Will Make Your Doc Better. Yes, Really!

    Earlier this year, it was announced that Cara Mertes would be leaving her job at the Sundance Institute to take over for Orlando Bagwell at Ford Foundation's JustFilms. In a world where foundations are more and more important financial resources for documentary filmmakers and "impact" is the buzzwo...

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    Director Alex Gibney's IDA Speech on The Folly of Objectivity and Why He's Drawn to Abuses of Power

    At their annual awards ceremony last Sunday, The International Documentary Association (IDA) presented Academy Award and Emmy Award winning director Alex Gibney with the 2013 Career Achievement Award.

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    Anthony Bourdain Preps for His Chat with Albert Maysles By Chatting with Us About Food and Film

    What do restaurant industry veteran and TV personality Anthony Bourdain and legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles have in common? Tonight they're going to find out.

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    Chicken & Egg Gives Out $220,000 to 23 Docs Directed by Women; Kim Longinotto, Lucy Walker and Dawn Porter Among Grantees

    Chicken + Egg Pictures, the film fund that supports documentaries directed by women, has announced the grantees from its 2013 open call. Amongst the new grantees are films from Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel"), Kim Longinotto ("Pink Saris") and Dawn Porter ("Gideon's Army").

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    10 Filmmaker Tips From DOC NYC: From Pitching your Project to Working with a Cinematographer

    Here's the best advice for documentary filmmakers from this week's DOC NYC.

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