Hot Reads

Have you been too busy to keep up with what's been going on in the world of documentary?  Here are a few tidbits from online articles and blogs we think you should check out.


Projecting Outside the Echo Chamber (Filmmaker Magazine)

Something's Gotta Give: Documentary Funds Adapt to a New Political Climate (IDA)

One-Person Crew: The Pros and Cons of Making a Documentary By Yourself (Indiewire)

"We Need to Stop Patting Ourselves on the Back": Speakeasy Spotlight at the Full fRame Documentary Film FEstival's 20th Anniversary Edition (Filmmaker Magazine)

The Messy Truth Behind a Day Job as a Documentarian (Documentary Magazine)

Where are We Now with the Moving Image? (Witness)

How to Cut a Trailer, "Audiencing" as a Verb, and Branded Content: A Report from DOC NYC's Marketing Bootcamp (Filmmaker Magazine)

Documentary Activism in the Age of Alternative Facts (Fast Company)

Diverse Documentaries Under Attack as Congressman Questions Public Boradcasting 'Agenda' (Indiewire)

Cinematic Techniques That Have Become Popular in the Modern Age of Filmmaking (No Film School)

Documentary Filmmakers Fear More Legal Challenges in Trump Era (Columbia Journalism Review)


Art and Ethics of Documentary


#DocsSoWhite: A Personal Reflection (IDA)
Navigating the River: The Hidden Colonialism in Documentary (IDA)
Oscars Gender Gap: Docs, Foreign Films Twice as Likely to Have Female Directors (The Wrap)
Struggles of Women Directors in America are Universal—A Nod to the Gender Disparity Conversation in Africa (Shadow and Act)
‘Respect the Feathers’: Who Tells Standing Rock’s Story? (New York Times)

When to Say No to a Festival (The Film Collaborative)

Fundraising - Crowdfunding

Fundraising - Grants


Outreach and Marketing
11 Essential Twitter Follows for Documentary Filmmakers (No Film School) [P.S. @docsinprogress should be #12)