- Framing and the Art of Documentary
Arguably, making art is easier when its makers have complete control over process and product. But what happens when you throw the messiness of reality into the mix?
- Anthropomorphize This!
In a series of films that screened at Flaherty NYC, an offshoot of The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, animator Jim Trainor and artist Nancy Andrews challenged notions about animals on the big screen.
- Re-Edited 'Bully' Receives PG-13 Rating In Time for Theatrical Expansion
After weeks of controversy, the MPAA has decided to give a PG-13 rating to a version of Lee Hirsch's documentary Bully that has cut some but not all profanity.
- KONY 2012: New Video Answers Critiques, But Lacks Predecessor's Panache
Invisible Children's sequel to its viral video has less of the mania of its first narrator, and a more tempered message about Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army.
- Are We 'Surviving Progress'?
Director Mathieu Roy looks at the risks of our technologically advanced age and tackles huge, existential questions within the wrapper of an 86-minute documentary. The film opens in New York City this weekend and expands to other select cities in April and May.
- What DIY Film Distributors Can Learn from the Launch of the Joffrey Documentary
Sheri Candler and Jon Reiss offered tips for getting a documentary to a niche group of viewers who might not be found through a traditional film distribution channel.
- On Pinterest and in Documentaries, Don't Judge a Killer By An Image
Doc Soup Man saw a graphic on Pinterest that paints Trayvon Martin's killer as a victim of media bias. What does it mean for the social networking site that the image was false?
- Introducing the Digital Bolex
The Digital Bolex, a 2K camera that shoots 24p and costs around $3,000, is set to be introduced later this year.
- POV Announces Documentary Lineup for Its 25th Season on PBS
This year on POV, you'll see remarkable individuals challenging authority and their own limitations to indict a dictator, keep investigative journalism alive, rebuild after Katrina and find strength in love.
- KONY 2012: What Made It Work?
What documentarians can learn from the viral video that been seen 100 million times online in the last 10 days.
- Video Slideshow: Presidential Documentaries Released in Election Years
View video from some of the most influential and controversial documentaries released in the midst of U.S. presidential campaigns.
- A New Hand Dealt Defines 'All In: The Poker Movie'
All In: The Poker Movie, which begins a theatrical run this month, is one of those documentaries that started one way and ended up a wholly different story.
- SXSW 2012: Caveh Zahedi Riles a Government (and an Audience) with 'The Sheik and I'
The criticism of Caveh Zahedi's new documentary is only growing, but the artist refuses to back down.
- Why Can't We Find Joseph Kony?
Paco de Onís, the producer of The Reckoning and Granito: How to Nail a Dictator raises questions about the inability to capture or stop Joseph Kony, the subject of the "viral" online video KONY 2012.
- KONY 2012: Analyzing the Viral Documentary Video
Documentary Site's Heather McIntosh deconstructs the advocacy video by Invisible Children that's been flooding your Facebook and Twitter feeds.
- Considering Upgrading? Is It Four Times Better?
The simple rule that can help documentary filmmakers decide whether that new gadget is worth it.
- The Best Documentaries of 2011 (Updated)
Nerd out to our infographic of the top documentaries of 2011, based on lists from critics, documentary festivals, industry organizations and online voting!
- The Cautious Critic
Slate's "What’s the Best Doc of the Last 5 Years?" poll and other polls like it "raise more questions than they answer," says Documentary Site's Heather McIntosh.