1. Entertainment
Send to a Friend via Email

Documentaries: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
10 Top Must-See Documentary Films
Documentaries are a rich source of information and inspiration, and those on my ever evolving list of recommendations belong in a special treasury. My top ten list of documentaries is a constant work in progress, one that reflects how nonfiction film deals with the pressing issues of today. Also taken into consideration is the availability of wonderful new nonfiction films as they are released. Check back often for updates.
Great Documentary Films for Kids
These documentaries are entertaining, educational and enlightening films will set excellent standards for the life-long movie watching habit that begins in childhood.
Documentaries About The Economic Crisis
A list of documentaries that provide invaluable insights about how America, Americans and the rest of the world have reached the point of economic crisis, and are reacting to the situation. These films may suggest ways you can improve your own financial stability by changing your spending patterns and habits.
Top Women's Documentaries
A List of documentaries by and about women.
Best Animal Documentaries - Best Documentary...
A list of excellent documentary films about animals and human interaction with them.
Documentary Films About the Environment and...
These documentary films show you how global warming, pollution and mismanagement of Earth's resources are setting the stage for environmental disasters that will, if unabated, ultimately make out planet unlivable. The films may alarm you--but that's a good thing, if it leads you to resolve to preserve and restore the environment for the well being of future generations.
Documentaries That Inspire
These inspiring documentaries show how personal commitment to a project or giving your all to a cause can make a difference.
Top 10 Documentaries for Music Lovers
These superb music documentaries on DVD will bring you closer to the music and musicians you love and ideal for watching over and over again.
Biographical Documentaries by Film Title - A to Z
An A to Z List of Documentaries About Famous and Infamous People
Ken Burns
Ken Burns is best known for creating epic multi-episode documentary series in which he fully explores American history and culture.
20 Feet From Stardom Spotlights Great Backup...
20 Feet From Stardom - Review of the 2014 Oscar-winning documentary
Anti-War Documentaries
A list of anti-war documentaries.
Documentaries About The Movies
A List of Ten Documentaries About The Movies, Movie Makers and the Movie Business.
8: The Mormon Proposition - Movie Review of 8:...
8: The Mormon Proposition is an eye-opening expose of how the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), while masking their activities behind a conveniently convened coalition, campaigned against and defeated California law allowing and recognizing same sex marriage. Asserting beliefs that marriage should only be between a man and a women, Mormon leaders spent an estimated $25-million and mobilized an army of Mormons to canvas California, influencing voters throughout the state.
Oscar Winning Documentaries
Oscar Winning Documentaries by year from 2006 to 1980
ESPN's 'Nine For IX' Documentary Series
ESPN launches a Female-centric documentary series entitled 'Nine For IX' in honor of Title IX's 40th anniversary.
The Historical Development of Style in...
Throughout the history of film, documentary styles have been influenced by available technologies, current world view and social mores. Here's a brief overview of how documentary styles have changed from the first films to the present day.
Documentary Films About Genocide
A list of documentary films that chronicle the horrors of genocide and its aftermath around the world.
Particle Fever - Movie Review - 2014
Particle Fever takes you inside the Large Hadron Collider to see what happens when subatomic particles collide at the speed of light. BANG on!
Documentaries 101
A primer of basics about documentary film.
About Teenagers - Documentary Films About...
As if raging hormones weren't enough! These documentaries give us access to the world of today's youth worldwide, to teenagers and tweens facing daunting pressures and hardships, and others who're finding solutions to their problems. Kids are our hope for the future, but what hopes do they have? Collectively, these documentaries present a very interesting, compelling picture of teens growing up in today's world.
To Kill or Not to Kill: Ten Documentaries About...
Top Ten List of Documentaries about Genocide cover the Holocaust, as well as mass killings in Rwanda, Darfur, Chile, Cambodia and elsewhere in the world. They also expose philosophies and organizations that could lead to genocide in the future -- even in the United States.
The Grounded - Movie Review - 2014
Filmmaker Steve Kroschel uses his own experiences, anecdotes from others and experts' comments to show the healing powers of 'grounding' or 'earthing'
Alex Gibney on What Makes A Good Documentary Film
Filmmaker Alex Gibney's Taxi To The Dark Side is a shocking expose about the American military's torture of prisoners--many of whom have been shown to be innocent of any crime--in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba. In this interview, he discusses making this film, and his ideas about the aesthetics and responsibilities of making documentary films. Page 2.
The Best Hybrid Documentaries
This is an annotated list of hybrid documentaries in which narrative filmmaking techniques -- reenactments, special effects, animation and other such elements -- are used effectively to deliver story elements essential to conveying the film's subject and theme.
Documentaries About Sex and Romantic Relationsh...
Documentaries About Sex, Sexuality, Romantic Relationships and Human Reproduction
Documentary Films about Animals
Animals are among the most popular subjects for documentary films. See how documentary filmmakers deal with animals from the Arctic to Antarctica in their films.
Great Documentaries About Dance
Great dance documentaries not only record brilliant choreography and performances, they stand as works of art in their own right. The camera not captures moving images, but moves along with them, taking part in its own elaborate cinematic choreography. And, dance documentary directors use archival and current verite footage and interviews to chronicle the lives of dancers and dance companies. This is a list of exemplary dance documentaries.
Documentary Film Festival Calendar
A list of 26 top documentary festivals in the USA, Canada and Europe, with links to festival Websites, 2014 schedules, and overviews.
Michael Moore Profile
Michael Moore, champion of liberal political and social causes, is arguably the best known and most influential documentary filmmaker in the world.
Documentaries about Food And Nutrition
A list of documentaries about food production and distribution, and healthy nutrition.
'My Neighbor, My Killer': Rwanda Genocide...
Why 'My Neighbor,My Killer, filmmaker Anne Aghion's compelling Rwanda genocide documentary has such great impact and influence.
WE LOVE IMPUNITY - Nick Fraser on 'The Act of...
Noted documentaries expert and BBC Storyville Commissioning Editor Nick Fraser comments on 'The Act of Killing,' directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
The 'Why Poverty?' Documentary Series
This series of excellent documentary films was produced to raise public awareness about poverty and what can be done about it. The series will be broadcast around the globe, reaching an estimated 250-million viewers, in November, 2012.
Observational Mode
Emphasizing the documentary filmmaker's engagement in observing the subject's daily life and circumstances and documentinf them with an unobtrusive camera.
The Importance of Documentary Trailers
Presenting a good documentary trailer is an integral part of the producing and marketing a nonfiction film. What makes a good documentary trailer? Read on...
Zero Dark Thirty: Controversy Over Truth and...
A commentary about the controversy about the representation of truth in 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Kathryn Bigelow's truth=based narrative feature.
1990s
Oscar winning documentary films of the 1990s. Page 2.
The Stoning of Soraya M. - Movie Review
The Stoning of Soraya is the true story of the stoning to death of a women in rural Iran because her husband falsely accused her of adultry. The shocking story, smuggled out of Iran by an Iranian journalist who was living in France, became a best selling book that brought world wide attention to the stoning of women
Documentaries On TV
If your local movie theaters aren't programming enough documentary films, let them know you want more. And, until they respond positively, turn on your TV. Networks and cable channels program doumentaries regularly. Some are made for TV, and others are broadcast before being released on DVD. Keep tabs on program schedules for PBS, HBO, IFC and other channels that present documentaries on a regular basis. You'll find a great variety of wonderful films not playing at a theater near you.
Oscars 2014 Final Five Documentaries, My...
My choice of five nominees for the 2014 Oscar for Best Feature-Length Documentary, picked from the Academy's fifteen-film shortlist.
Oscars Documentaries Shortlist 2014
The shortlist of feature length documentaries contending for the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Crips and Bloods: Made In America - Movie...
Crips and Bloods: Made In America is director Stacy Peralta's insider investigation of two infamous African-American gangs that rule South Central Los Angeles, the area where America's two bloodiest and most costly incidents of civil unrest occurred--27 years and three miles apart.
Filmmaker Interview: Anne Aghion On Filmmaking...
In this exclusive one-on-one interview, filmmaker Anne Aghion discusses the making of My Neighbor, My Killer, her highly acclaimed and impactful documentary about the Rwanda genocide, and why she considers nonfiction filmmaking to be an important and socially formative art form.
Expository Documentary
A nonfiction film that emphasizes verbal commentary and argumentative logic.
Voice Over
A off-camera voice that comments about the images on film.
Documentaries About People with Unusual Jobs
A list of documentaries about people who have unusual professions, focusing on their work and lifestyle.
More Than Honey - Movie Review - 2013
More Than Honey is a thorough investigation of the rampant honeybee colony collapse disorder that signals the possible extinction of the critters that pollinate all the crops that feed us all.
The Act of Killing - Movie Review - 2013
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer gets top thugs in the Indonesian genocide to reenact their murderous deeds in a Hollywood-style film of their own creation.
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs....
The true story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, who risked their lives to rescue 50 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Vienna.
The Shed Internship - Internship for Documentar...
The Shed Internship presents young filmmakers with an outstanding opportunity to experience all aspects of the business of factual entertainment on television, including project planning, production and post-production.
Errol Morris: Probing the Truth
Errol Morris, documentary film director of The Fog of War
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple...
Jonestown The Life and Death of Peoples Temple is a real life horror story of mass suicide ordered by cult leader Jim Jones.
Blackfish - Movie Review - 2013
Filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite investigates the death of SeaWorld whale trainer Dawn Branceau, who was killed by an orca named Tilikum in 2010.
Alex Gibney on Finding The Right Way To Convey...
Filmmaker Alex Gibney's Taxi To The Dark Side is a shocking expose about the American military's torture of prisoners--many of whom have been shown to be innocent of any crime--in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba. In this interview, he discusses making this film, and his ideas about the aesthetics and responsibilities of making documentary films. Page 3.
1980s
Oscar winning documentary films of the 1980s. Page 3.
Forging Vermeer to Prove a Point
Inventor Tim Jenison sets out to prove that Johannes Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch master, had more than skills. He had tools! Read on....
POV's Documentary Appreciation and Filmmaking...
Two lesson plans from PBS' POV will help audiences evaluate the documentary films they're watching, and will encourage some to make documentaries themselves. Although targeted primarily for students in junior high and high school, these lesson plans provide good information and excellent guidance for all who are interested in nonfiction film.
Documentaries About Religion
A list of dopcumentaries about religion, religious topics, ethics and social mores.
Academy Awards 2013 - The Nominees for Best...
Nominees for the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary
Documentary Film Festivals Around the Globe
A List of important international documentary film festivals in Europe, Asia and New Zealand
Alex Gibney Discusses Taxi To The Dark Side
Filmmaker Alex Gibney's Taxi To The Dark Side is a shocking expose about the American military's torture of prisoners--many of whom have been shown to be innocent of any crime--in Afghanistan, Iraq and Cuba. In this interview, he discusses making this film, and his ideas about the aesthetics and responsibilities of making documentary films.
Hybridization, Documentary Hybrid
A Definition of Hybridization as Used to Describe Documentary Films
Errol Morris
Documentary film director Errol Morris also produces award winning commericals for Sharp Electronics and liberal causes. Page 2.
Performative Mode
The emphasis of the filmmaker’s subjective attitude or personal engagement with a subject to evoke audience reaction.
Golden Trailer Awards - 2013
The Golden Trailer Awards recognize the year's outstanding movie previews. Here's an overview and list of nominees for the 2013 Golden Trailer Awards.
Films About Iraq
The Iraq War has become a primary subject for documentary films in which filmmakers show its effects on the people who live and fight in that beleaguered country. Documentary films about Iraq deliver information and impressions often neglected by mainstream news media covering the war.
Top Documentaries About Fine Art and Artists
An annotated list of documentaries about fine art and artists.
All About Documentaries and The Oscars
A guide to the Academy Awards and Documentary Film, covering the current and past years' films nominated for Best Documentary Feature, with background information about how nominees are selected and who votes for the winners, plus lists of winners in previous years.
Documentary Angels - How To Invest in...
Find out how you can participate in the making of a documentary film by becoming an investor in the project of your choice. You can support a film that's in its initial development phase, one that's in progress or one that needs funds for completion or distribution. Here's a ten step plan.
The Cross - The Arthur Blessitt Story - Movie...
The Cross - The Arthur Blessitt Story is about the 40-year journey of Arthur, Blessitt, who walked around the world with a twelve-foot cross on his back.
Voice of Authority
Someone whom we see and/or hear whose purpose it is to represent the point of view of the film.
Six Must-See Documentaries at The 2013 Human...
An annotated list of six must-see films at the 2013 Human Rights Watch Film Festival -- in case you can't see them all.
Documentaries About Musicians: Famous, Infamous...
An annotated list of documentaries about musicians -- the famous, the infamous and those who deserve more attention. Whose your favorite?
Michael Jackson 'This Is It' - Movie Review
Michael Jackson rehearses for the This Is It tour. The performances were to be the King of Pop's come back, but the tour had to be cancelled due to Jackson's untimely death two weeks before the premier in London.
DCTV - New York's Downtown Community Television...
An overview of New York's Downtown Community Television Center, including its history, administration, educational courses and production facilities.
Movie Review of The Tillman Story
Pat Tillman turned in his multimillion dollar pro football contract, became an Army Ranger and set off to war in Afghanistan, where he was killed by friendly fire. Amir Bar Lev documents Tillman's life and shows his family's battle to get to the truth about his untimely death.
Alexander Payne Talks Truth in Filmmaking
Alexander Payne Talks Truth in Filmmaking
Cinereach Foundation Funds Independent Films
Cinereach is a nonprofit foundation that supports independent filmmaking. Since its founding in 2006, Cinereach has given away more than $5-million in grants and awards.
Interrotron
A device that functions simultanously as a camera and TelePrompTer-like projector, to capture an interview subject's close up responses to questions posed during interviews.
Cutie and The Boxer - Movie Review - 2013
Zachary Heinzerling's charming documentry chronicles the lives and work of quirky New York artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara.
Film Noir - Definition of Film Noir
Film Noir is a term used to describe a particular genre of cinema.
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga - Movie Review
A feature length documentary about the lives of subsistence hunter-fishermen in the remote Siberian Wilderness.
Participatory Mode
Emphasis on the interaction between filmmaker and subject.
The Transmedia Approach to Documentary...
Transmedia is a new buzz word in the documentaries realm. Find out here what transmedia means and why it's the wave of the future.
Coming Soon
Documentary Films Coming Soon
Documentaries For Watching With Your Family
These documentaries are great to watch with your family when you gather the clan for special occasions. Let this list of entertaining and inspirational documentaries be your guide to films that will delight loved ones of all ages.
Raising Red Flags About Documentaries Branding
A discussion about recent trends in the corporate underwriting of documentaries, and questions raised about the efficacy of branding sponsorships of nonfiction films.
Documentary Festivals: Themed
A list of documentary film festivals that focus on specific themes, notably human rights.
Documentaries Have Super Heroes, Too!
Documentary Superheroes don't wear capes, drive amazing cars, beat up on monsters, nor do they boast extraordinary powers that set them apart from mere mortals. But, the heroic subjects of these documentaries have taken action to make the world a better place, and their achievements aren't fiction. Check out these real life superheroes in their documentary films.
New Oscars Qualifying Rules for Documentaries...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is putting new qualifying rules for documentary film submissions for consideration for the 2013 Oscars.
Red Bull Enters The Documentary Branding Arena!
The issue of corporate funding -- or branding -- of documentaries heats up as Red Bull Media House enters the arena, producing and distributing sports documentaries that fly the Red Bull banner.
Documentary Film Festivals in North America
A List of Important Documentary Film Festivals in the United States and Canada
Celebrate Springtime with Documentaries
Spring sports. Spring getaways. Gardening. Wardrobe Changes. End of the school year. These springtime concerns are all the subjects of intriguing documentaries. Celebrate the change of seasons by watching the films on this curated list of documentaries about Spring things.
The Interrupters
Filmmakers Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz follow The Interrupters, a group of social workers, reformed gang members and concerned citizens who are dedicated to preventing outbreaks of death-dealing violence among Chicago's inner city residents.
Documentary Offshoot Genres
Not all films based on true stories are truthful. Some documentary filmmakers use narrative techniques--such as dramatic editing--to sway their audiences, while narrative directors may use documentary elements--archival footage, for example--to convince audience of the credibility of their story. Read here about crossover styles.
Great Halloween Documentaries
Great Halloween Documentaries - A List of Top Documentaries for Halloween
Rape of Europa Movie Review - Review of The...
The Rape of Europa is a gripping nonfiction thriller about the systematic plunder of Europe’s great and invaluable art treasures by the Nazis during the period of the Third Reich and World War II.
'Who Killed The Electric Car?' - Movie Review
In 'Who Killed the Electric Car?,' documentary filmmaker Chris Paine chronicles the recent conspiracy to prevent proliferation of a series of automobiles that ran quietly and efficiently on electricity.
Nati Baratz Interview - Unmistaken Child - Part...
Filmmaker Nati Baratz discusses his documentary, Unmistaken Child, about Tibetan Buddhist monk Tenzin Zopa's search for the reincarnation of the Geshe Lama Konghog, a recently deceased spiritual master.
Compilation Film
A documentary film that is comprised entirely of archival footage.
New York Times Offers New Ops For Documentary...
The New York Times is offering documentary filmmakers a new opporuntity to show their work in short form on line. Here are the details.
Poetic Mode
The formal structural organization of a film that emphasizes visual associations and impressionistic descriptive passages, tonal and rhythmic qualities and de-emphasizes strictly linear or logical sequencing.
Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers...
Filmmaker Havana Marking profiles the notorious gang of diamond thieves known as the Pink Panthers, and tracks their capers and the detectives trying to catch them.
Documentaries About the Arts and Culture
An overview of how documentary films approach the subjects of culture and the arts.
Documentaries About The U.S. Presidency and...
History, it seems, repeats itself. So, hadn't we best take a good look at these documentaries about our past American presidents to see where our present-day politicking pundits may be leading us in the future.
Nicky's Family - Movie Review - 2013
A documentary that tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, an unassuming English businessman who rescued 662 children from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia just prior to the outbreak of World War II.
Documentary Audience Development and Recruitment
The big challenge for documentary filmmakers and distributors is audience development -- converting die hard blockbuster fans into devoted documentary watchers. It's a hard task. But there's hope.
Sheffield Doc/Fest
An overview of Sheffield Doc/Fest, the noted international documentaries film festival that takes place annualy in Sheffield, United Kingdom.
In The Footsteps of Marco Polo - Movie Review
In The Footsteps of Marco Polo documents the great travel adventure of Frances O'Donnell and Denis Belliveau, who left their homes in Queens, NY to trace the 25,000 mile route followed by Marco Polo, the great 13th Century Venetian explorer.
Documentaries About U.S. Political Elections
A list of documentary films about political campaigns and elections in the U.S.
Masked Interview
An interview in which the filmmaker as interviewer is both off-camera and unheard.
Documentary Films About American History and...
These documentary films about American history and political leaders will help you to understand how the nation has arrived at where it is today.
Documentaries for Summer Viewing
Recommended for summer viewing, these documentaries will entertain you with cinematic adventures around the globe while informing you about troubling global realities and suggesting things you can do to help make them better.
We Are Together: The Children of Agape - Movie...
In We Are Together: The Children of Agape (2006) (also known as Thina Simunye), documentary director Paul Taylor follows children aged seven to 16 who live in the Agape Orphanage in the Natal, South Africa. Most of them have lost their parents to HIV, which is decimating the population. The very talented children form a choir in hope of making and marketing a CD that will help them to improve their circumstances. The kids' compelling stories and a brilliant soundtrack make this film a must see.
Interview with Documentary Film Producer Ted...
In an exclusive interview, producer Ted Leonsis tells us why and how he made Nanking, a documentary about the massacre of Chinese civilians by Japanese soldiers during World War II, in the occupied city of Nanking. Page 2.
'Why Poverty?' Documentary Series
'Why Poverty?' is a series of eight diverse one hour films, each of which investigates the causes of poverty around the world or suggests a path to diminish it.
Michael Apted
Documentary Filmmaker Michael Apted has worked on The Up Series since 1964, following the lives of fourteen British citizens to chronicle their changing perspectives and expectations.
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Held in March in London, and in June in New York (at Lincoln Center for the Performing Art's Walter Reade Theater), the traveling Human Rights Watch International Film Festival screens documentaries about some of the world's most pressing social, political and economic issues, ranging from abuse of women and children, to the spread of HIV, to exploitation of workers around the world. This mission-oriented festival is one of the world's most dynamic and important documentary film showcases.
Intertitle
Text that appears periodically on screen to provide information such as the date, the time, the location or to identify a person shown on screen.
Captain Phillips - Movie Review - 2013
Filmmaker Paul Greengrass achieves a high level of authenticity in this thrilling truth-based narrative feature that documents a real life incidence of piracy, hijacking and kidnapping on the high seas.
Distracting Documentaries
A list of entertaining nonfiction films that offer some distraction from the stresses of your real life.
Instructional Documentary Films
In essence, all nonfiction films are instructional. But some documentaries focus specifically on teaching you how to do the things you've always wanted to do. How can you find the doc that will help you reach your goals? Begin your search here.
Buck, As In Buck Brannaman
Filmmaker Cindy Meehl follows Buck Brannaman, known as the original horse whisperer, as he travels around the USA presenting workshops in which he not only trains horses, but spreading words of wisdom about every aspect of life.
HEY, BOO: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird...
HEY BOO: Harper Lee and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ is a biographical documentary about Nelle Harper Lee, author of the popular literary masterpiece 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' The film uses archival footage of Lee and clips from her novel's movie adaptation to present Lee's life and legacy.
Free Angela Davis And All Political Prisoners -
Movie Review of 'Free Angela Davis And All Political Prisoners'
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work - Movie Review -...
A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival...
IDFA, the acronym for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, is one of the the world's largest and arguably most prestigious film festivals featuring documentaries exclusively. It takes place in November of each year, in Amsterdam.
Documentaries For Black History Month - 2013
Part One of a four-part list of documentaries to watch in celebration of Black History Month, 2013
Mother's Day Documentaries - Movies for...
Mother's Day comes once a year, but we can celebrate motherhood every day by honoring the creativity, strength and perseverence of remarkable women. This is a list of documentaries about great women who have nurtured, inspired and enriched the lives of others.
International Documentary Association -...
An overview of the International Documentary Association, a non-profit professional organization that promotes and protects the interests of documentary filmmakers.
ESPN's Documentary Series: Nine for IX
ESPN's new documentary film series, 'Nine for IX,' marks the 40th anniversary of Title XI, the game changing amendment that guaranteed equal opportunity to women who wanted to participate in college sports, by producing and presenting nine films by women filmmakers about leading women in sports and the particular issues they face. Here's an annotated list of the films, which are receiving their broadcast premiers one per week through July and August, 2013.
Branded - Movie Review - 2013
In this documentary about women in sports, filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady focus on the lucrative branding of female athletes, and how it effects their professional profiles, psyches and financial status.
'Women And Girls Lead' Documentaries Series...
'Women and Girls Lead' is a global multiyear initiative launched by ITVS to use documentary films to raise consciousness about and support women's activism regarding a wide range of social and political issues.
At Berkeley - Movie Review - 2013
Master filmmaker Fredrick Wiseman explores life on campus at the University of California Berkeley, revealing the current state of higher education in the United States.
Editing
The juxtaposition of two or more shots to create a meaningful relationship between them. Editing is extremely important in documentaries, establishing both the film’s credibility and aesthetic.
Werner Herzog - Documentary in 3D
In Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Werner Herzog, the filmmaker famed for following his will to unusual physical and psychological places, focuses his lens on protected prehistoric cave paintings recently discovered in Southern France.
Hubble 3D - Movie Review
Hubble 3D is a documentary about NASA's final shuttle mission to repair the orbiting telescope that has given us such a revealing window into outter space.
The Emmy Awards For Documentaries
Detailing the differences between the Primetime Emmy Awards and News and Documentaries Emmy Awards, the various documentaries awards categories and different organizations behind each of the two awards presentations.
Roger Donaldson - Interview
Director Roger Donaldson discusses reality and truth in filmmaking.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His...
Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne set out to make a memorial about his best friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, with the intention of giving the tribute to Dr. Bagby‘s son, Zachary, so the boy--unborn at the time of Dr. Bagby‘s brutal murder, would know about the father whom he would never be able to meet.
Filmmaker Laurent Cantet Discusses 'The Class'
French filmmaker Laurent Cantet deftly bridges the narrative and documentary genres in “The Class,” recently nominated for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Dance For Camera 1 and Dance for Camera 2...
Dance For Camera 1 and Dance for Camera 2 are two DVDs that present the wide range of possibilities for filmmakers documenting dance performances. In each, directors use their cameras to capture the fluidity of movement within the dancers' bodies, thereby drawing audiences into the dynamics and emotion of the choreography. These breathtaking films are pure pleasure for anyone who loves dance, and they are essential primers for anyone who wants to know more about it.
Hot Docs International Film Festival - Toronto,...
Hot Docs annual film festival is North America's largest documentaries film festival, with a comprehensive screening program and opportunities for filmmakers to meet with distributors, marketers and moviegoers.
Toronto International Film Festival Programmer...
As a Toronto International Film Festival programmer, Thom Powers is a powerhouse in the documentary film world, with significant influence over which documentaries will be screened at North America’s largest, most comprehensive and, arguably, most important film festival. His recognition of a film’s qualities can help to create a film’s festival afterlife. Here are his comments about the documentary films selection at Toronto International Film Festival 2008.
Oscars Shortlist for Documentary Features - 2013
Oscars Shortlist for Documentary Features - 2013
Documentaries About Heroic Women
Watch these inspiring documentaries and honor their subjects on International Women's Day on March 8, 2014.
My Trip To Al-Qaeda - Movie Review
In documenting journalist Lawrence Wright’s one-man play, My Trip to Al-Qaeda, filmmaker Alex Gibney takes us beyond the confines of the stage presentation, and into locations where the writer/performer discovered and wrangled with the material, the ideas and interpretations he first presented in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Looming Tower, and then adapted into his Off-Broadway hit performance.
Academy Awards Documentary Rules
Academy Awards Qualifying Requirements for Documentary Films

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.