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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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    First Person: How I Brought Ralph Steadman's Art to Screen in 'For No Good Reason'

    Director Charlie Paul talks about the technical challenges he experienced in his quest to bring Ralph Steadman's art to the screen in the new documentary, "For No Good Reason."

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    Sebastian Junger Raises Distribution Funds via Kickstarter For 'Restrepo' Follow-Up 'Korengal'

    Sebastian Junger has joined the ranks of Hollywood crowdfunders Zach Braff and Rob Thomas with his recently launched Kickstarter campaign for the "Restrepo" follow-up film, "Korengal."

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    Geek Love: The Story Behind Tribeca Doc 'Love & Engineering'

    Tonislav Hristov, the director of "Love & Engineering," the documentary about engineers looking for love which is screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story behind the film and why he was driven to make it.

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    How'd They Shoot That? Here Are the Cameras Used by the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers

    In anticipation for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, we reached out to the directors who will be showing their films at the event this month. While we asked for some personal anecdotes from their shooting experiences, we also wanted to know what camera or cameras these directors used to make their fi...

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    Tribeca Film Festival: Jody Lee Lipes on Directing 'Ballet 422' and Working with Lena Dunham

    Though he has worked as a screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, director and even actor (he had a tiny part in "Tiny Furniture"), Jody Lee Lipes is reluctant to pigeonhole himself. He'd prefer to be known as just a "filmmaker."

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    Filmmaker Laura Poitras' Work Rewarded With a Pulitzer Prize

    The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today. Among the winners was work led by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras, who worked with both winning publications, The Washington Post and The Guardian, for their stories on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked the documents th...

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    20 Years After Rwandan Genocide, Keep the Memory of the Victims Alive By Watching 'Kinyarwanda'

    Twenty years ago, one million Rwandans were killed in one of the worst genocides in recorded history. The sheer magnitude of the horrors committed are nearly impossible to fathom. How can you adequately pay tribute to the lives lost in one of mankind's worst transgressions?

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    San Francisco Film Society Announces Winners of 2014 Documentary Film Fund

    Earlier today the San Francisco Film Society announced the three winners for the 2014 Documentary Film Fund. Over $75,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners' for their feature-length documentary's in post-production.

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    7 Tips for Documentary Filmmakers from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    At the 17th Full Frame Documentary Festival, top programming executives as well as funding specialists shared advice with attendees about how to get funded and go the distance in today’s competitive documentary environment.

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    Remembering Kurt Cobain: Watch 'Kurt & Courtney' For Free on 20th Anniversary of His Death

    Twenty years ago on Saturday, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead in the Seattle house he shared with his wife, Courtney Love. It was ostensibly a suicide scene—there was a letter, and Kurt had shot himself—so the Seattle Police did not conduct a hearty investigation. The music world mourned...

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