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Journey to the Academy Awards: A Decade of Race & Gender in Oscar-Shortlisted Documentaries (2008-2017)
The State of the Documentary Field: 2016 Survey of Documentary Industry Members
Connecting Audiences with OVEE, an Online Screening Platform: An Assessment of The Homestretch PBS Documentary
Beyond The Hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklives examines the #Blacklivesmatter movement’s uses of online media in 2014-2015.
An examination of the (2014 - 2016) of Oscar-shortlisted, -nominated and -winning documentary films.
This report examines risks and resources for filmmakers challenging the status quo.
Visual arts community launches Code of Best Practices in Fair Use!
Public TV remains leading source of diverse programming.
“Stand Up Planet” Impact Evaluation Demonstrates Power of Comedy for Change
Our latest report takes an in-depth look at the range of media impact tools currently available.
Dispatch from the True/False Film Festival
At last month’s College Art Association annual conference, panelists showcased how much visual arts professionals' practice has changed since the creation of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use...
At the Australian International Documentary Conference, now in its 30th year of bringing together documentary storytellers, interactive designer Navid Khonsari shared secrets about...
Pre-meeting of @AU_SOC & @CMSImpact grad fellows & professors Maggie Stogner & @CatyBC heading to @FullFrame next w https://t.co/yKg4iFLliV
RT @phbalancedfilms: First example of advocacy #PowerOfFilm: @SemperFiMovie from @CatyBC @CMSImpact #ALNDC #WaterContamination #Environmen
@phbalancedfilms @SemperFiMovie @CatyBC @McClatchyDC Yes, this is the one. Incredible documentary & central hero.
.@mgeist on Australian fake news re Canadian #copyright & #fairdealing: https://t.co/uddLz3eTtd
RT @docofilm: Today's DOCOFILM digest: https://t.co/1e2KrQ4ZU8. Stories via @CMSImpact @DCTVny @IDAorg
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