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The MacArthur Fund Gave $2.5 Million to Documentaries Last Year, But That's About to Change

The MacArthur Fund Gave $2.5 Million to Documentaries Last Year, But That's About to Change

As the grant maker shifts toward funding institutions like Sundance, we ask…

Why Documentary Filmmakers Must Take Care of Legal Business Early and Often

Why Documentary Filmmakers Must Take Care of Legal Business Early and Often

In documentary film, the failure to address legal issues early on is an…

'Star Wars' Documentary, 'Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey,' Set for Surprise Premiere at SXSW

'Star Wars' Documentary, 'Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey,' Set for Surprise Premiere at SXSW

The feature-length doc will also appear as a bonus feature on the upcoming…

7 Great Rock Documentaries to Get Loud With

7 Great Rock Documentaries to Get Loud With

Looking to rock out with music and movies? Try these seven great rock docs…

Watch: Alex Gibney 'Cooked' Up a First Trailer for Netflix Docu-Series

Watch: Alex Gibney 'Cooked' Up a First Trailer for Netflix Docu-Series

The food documentary series will be released by Netflix later this February.

Sundance Docs 2016: The People Who Made and Lived Them [PHOTOS]

Sundance Docs 2016: The People Who Made and Lived Them [PHOTOS]

Documentary directors, producers and subjects all gathered at our Sundance…

Is the Academy Hurting Most Documentary Filmmakers?

Is the Academy Hurting Most Documentary Filmmakers?

How awards season lures documentaries into wasting money.

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…

For Your Consideration: Here Are the Big Questions Surrounding This Year's Documentary Race

For Your Consideration: Here Are the Big Questions Surrounding This Year's Documentary Race

After three years of winners who led the charge for months, this year's fiel…

11 Craziest Things That Have Happened During the Making of Werner Herzog's Films

11 Craziest Things That Have Happened During the Making of Werner Herzog's Films

In honor of the devil-may-care German filmmaker's 73rd birthday, we've put…

Watch: Uncover the Raw Feelings Behind Canada's Most Legendary Poet in TIFF Doc 'Al Purdy Was Here'

Watch: Uncover the Raw Feelings Behind Canada's Most Legendary Poet in TIFF Doc 'Al Purdy Was Here'

Brain D. Johnson's documentary follows the Canadian poet and the grassroots…

Watch: Discover the Power of a Small Change in Exclusive 'Gurukulam'  Clip

Watch: Discover the Power of a Small Change in Exclusive 'Gurukulam' Clip

The film explores the ancient teachings behind one of yoga's biggest concept…

Watch: The Secrets of Donald Trump are Exposed in Resurrected Documentary 'What's the Deal?'

Watch: The Secrets of Donald Trump are Exposed in Resurrected Documentary 'What's the Deal?'

Trump fought to bury the 1991 documentary, but it has resurfaced just in…

Joyce Chopra Revisits First Reviews and Nude Beaches at Special 'Joyce at 34' Screening

Joyce Chopra Revisits First Reviews and Nude Beaches at Special 'Joyce at 34' Screening

The classic feminist short screened last night at the IFC Center in New York…

Ricki Lake on Leaving Behind Her Talk Show and Producing Films That Matter

Ricki Lake on Leaving Behind Her Talk Show and Producing Films That Matter

The actress and former talk show host discusses shifting gears to produce…

Watch: A Comedy Legend Is Brought Back to Hilarious, Heartbreaking Life in 'I Am Chris Farley' Trailer

Watch: A Comedy Legend Is Brought Back to Hilarious, Heartbreaking Life in 'I Am Chris Farley' Trailer

Among the many A-listers set to appear in the documentary are Lorne Michaels…

Drag Queens, Sex Workers and Car Crashes: The Wild Ride Behind 'Mala Mala'

Drag Queens, Sex Workers and Car Crashes: The Wild Ride Behind 'Mala Mala'

"Mala Mala," the documentary that follows the transgender and drag community…

Watch: America is Anything But Friendly in Trailer for Sundance Winner 'We Come As Friends'

Watch: America is Anything But Friendly in Trailer for Sundance Winner 'We Come As Friends'

Oscar-nominated director Hubert Sauper's latest documentary explores the…

Watch: Malala Yousafzai Triggers Change in Trailer for Davis Guggenheim Doc 'He Named Me Malala'

Watch: Malala Yousafzai Triggers Change in Trailer for Davis Guggenheim Doc 'He Named Me Malala'

The documentary focuses on the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and her…

9 Documentaries to Stream on Netflix Now in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

9 Documentaries to Stream on Netflix Now in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

June is LGBT Pride Month. What better way to commemorate the occasion than…



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