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Sundance Documentaries Climb The Mountain (Sometimes Literally)

Sundance Documentaries Climb The Mountain (Sometimes Literally)

How Sundance nonfiction filmmakers met their biggest challenges head-on.

How I Shot That: DP Tom Hurwitz on Making 'Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper' Look Appropriately Lush

How I Shot That: DP Tom Hurwitz on Making 'Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper' Look Appropriately Lush

The Sundance documentary needed to reflect the richness of the world it…

How Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Helped Their 'Girls' Boom Op Make His Sundance Doc

How Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Helped Their 'Girls' Boom Op Make His Sundance Doc

Jason Benjamin's "Suited" profiles two Brooklyn tailors pushing gender…

Sundance: James Redford on How We Should Measure 'Impact' in Documentaries

Sundance: James Redford on How We Should Measure 'Impact' in Documentaries

Robert Redford's son and the director of "Resilience" talks about the…

Behind the Scenes of Cinema Eye's Secret Field Trip for Nominees

Behind the Scenes of Cinema Eye's Secret Field Trip for Nominees

Doc filmmakers hit New York City for a night of "Sleep No More," karaoke and…

Why Sundance's Tabitha Jackson Wants Audiences to Look at Documentary Films in a Very New Way

Why Sundance's Tabitha Jackson Wants Audiences to Look at Documentary Films in a Very New Way

“I’d just like the conversation around nonfiction film to be as exciting as…

Sundance Launches New Initiative to Spur Inventive Artistic Practices in Nonfiction Film

Sundance Launches New Initiative to Spur Inventive Artistic Practices in Nonfiction Film

Margaret Brown, Robert Greene and the "These Birds Walk" team are named the…

What Happened When the Prosecution Turned Their Attention on the Filmmakers Behind 'Making a Murderer'

What Happened When the Prosecution Turned Their Attention on the Filmmakers Behind 'Making a Murderer'

Before Netflix got involved, two scrappy filmmakers had to fight to save…

Michael Moore Throws a House Party For 'Where to Invade Next' and (Surprise!) Gets Political

Michael Moore Throws a House Party For 'Where to Invade Next' and (Surprise!) Gets Political

The documentarian hosted a classy soiree populated by Oscar voters as his…

Reality Checks: Oscar Doc Campaigns Have Become Fast, Costly and Out of Control

Reality Checks: Oscar Doc Campaigns Have Become Fast, Costly and Out of Control

While newcomers like Netflix and A24 pick up momentum, a network of…

'Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words' Director on What Surprised Him Most About the Oscar-Winning Actress

'Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words' Director on What Surprised Him Most About the Oscar-Winning Actress

"I think she was a woman very much ahead of her time, the way that she…

This British Documentary Filmmaker is Having a Moment

This British Documentary Filmmaker is Having a Moment

Kim Longinotto has been making observational films for 30 years, now she's…

'Blackfish' Director Doesn't Trust SeaWorld to End Controversial Orca Show

'Blackfish' Director Doesn't Trust SeaWorld to End Controversial Orca Show

SeaWorld said it would change the live orca show at its San Diego park, but…

Hurt by 'Blackfish' Backlash, SeaWorld Ends Orca Show in San Diego

Hurt by 'Blackfish' Backlash, SeaWorld Ends Orca Show in San Diego

When "Blackfish" was released, SeaWorld said the documentary wouldn't hurt…

6 Keys to Getting Your Documentary Out into the World

6 Keys to Getting Your Documentary Out into the World

It's a great time for documentaries, but you still need to figure out how to…

This Government Program Brings American Indie Films Around the World

This Government Program Brings American Indie Films Around the World

The American Film Showcase also sends American filmmakers and film experts…

Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

Whether you have been making documentary films for years or are just startin…

Here's Why the DMCA Exemption is Good News for Documentary Filmmakers, But Not Fiction Filmmakers

Here's Why the DMCA Exemption is Good News for Documentary Filmmakers, But Not Fiction Filmmakers

Thanks to a new DMCA exemption, documentary filmmakers can now access and…

Watch: Vice's Tips for Documenting Risky Situations

Watch: Vice's Tips for Documenting Risky Situations

Here's why you need to be adaptable when filming non-fiction content.

Michael Moore on Why Films Should Be Seen in Theaters and We Need More Women Filmmakers

Michael Moore on Why Films Should Be Seen in Theaters and We Need More Women Filmmakers

"Things are actually better with women at the table."