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Diversity Discussion Drives AFI DOCS Filmmaker Forum

This article was originally published on Documentary.org (Documentary magazine) by the International Documentary Association.  The annual AFI DOCS Filmmaker Forum, presented in association with IDA...

VR Becoming an Actual Reality for Documentarians

From Condition One’s 'In the Presence of Animals' (Dirs.: Danfung Dennis, Casey Brown, Phil McNally). Photo: Casey Brown. Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival This article was originally published...

Whatever Happened to Interactive Docs? A Report from Tribeca Film Festival

The TFI Interactive Day has been a highlight of Tribeca Film Festival’s innovaction curriculum.

Anatomy of “The Blackfish Effect”

This article was originally posted on Documentary.org. The final chord of "the Blackfish effect" has finally resounded, with a stunning and unprecedented corporate policy announcement from...

Professor Leena Jayaswal Resists the Diaspora

“I don’t think I’ve figured that out yet,” Professor Jayaswal offered as she reflected on her search for personal identity, “It perpetuates my mission.” On March 22, 2016, in the Media...

U.S. public media steps up at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

This article was originally posted on Current.org. The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has become increasingly important for U.S.–based public media. Producers and filmmakers from...

Interactive Documentary: Takeaways from IDFA’s DocLab

IDFA’s DocLab conference and exhibit, the most well-established international showcase for interactive documentary, featured plenty of buzz (bacon ice cream made by growing meat in a petri dish! a...

IDFA films: Why Cinéma Vérité Is Still So Powerful

At IDFA 2015, the largest documentary film festival in the world, a good clutch of films, marked by their strong allegiance to observational-style cinéma vérité, demonstrated the power of the...

IDFA Films: Compilation Retells History

Compilation film—film made entirely from other film—is one of film’s oldest genres. After all, Esfir Shub made The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty in 1927. And compilation film was on display at...

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