Articles Tagged Documentary

Documentary 2.0: Making Media That Matters

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Each June, The Media That Matters Film Festival selects a group of 12 shorts by independent filmmakers designed to spark action and debate in twelve minutes or less. Unlike other festivals, MTM works to promote its selections year-round through online streaming, broadcasts and community screenings. Finalists from this year’s festival, which just premiered in New… Read more »

The Doc Doctor's Anatomy of a Film: "Muskrat Lovely"

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About this column: Many filmmakers ponder in anguish, How do other people—celebrated people—do it? Am I taking too long to make this documentary? Does everybody spend as much money as I am spending, or am I spending too little? And when filmmakers share their lessons learned in interviews in the glossy trade magazines, their tales… Read more »

To Shoot "Flying," Jennifer Fox Gave Up Control of Her Camera

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As an award-winning director, producer and camerawoman, Jennifer Fox is certainly well-versed in all the conventions of ‘proper’ documentary filmmaking – introduce the camera slowly, don’t talk about your own life, “create a neutral plane they can project on,” as she says. However, her latest film Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman, a six-hour series… Read more »

The Doc Doctor's Anatomy of a Film: "The Longing"

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About this new column: Many filmmakers ponder in anguish, How do other people—celebrated people—do it? Am I taking too long to make this documentary? Does everybody spend as much money as I am spending, or am I spending too little? And when filmmakers share their lessons learned in interviews in the glossy trade magazines, their… Read more »

The Peabody Award Winners: Watch Trailers and Clips

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The full list of 2007 George Foster Peabody Award winners was released on April 2. The winners include films such as Taxi to the Dark Side and To Die in Jerusalem, as well as popular television programs such as Dexter, 30 Rock, and Project Runway. The awards have been handed out to broadcasters every year… Read more »

Alex Karpovsky's "Woodpecker": The Perfect "Ficumentary"?

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Filmmaker Alex Karpovsky is sure to leave reviewers scrambling for a dictionary in an attempt to define the hybrid genre of his latest film, Woodpecker. His style expands on the distinct technique of his first feature, The Hole Story, which earned him a spot in Filmmaker magazine’s 2006 “25 New Faces of Independent Film” and… Read more »