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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is pleased to announce the 2018 JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant. The JDC Archives will select
The 2017 Going Rates Handbook (GRH) is a fully updated, comprehensive budgeting resource guide that covers all the expenses involved in a documentary production: everything from documentary crew rates to insurance to closed captioning to attorney fees. Offered exclusively on Desktop Documentaries...
I attended an event at a nightclub. And today 7 months later I am watching tv & I come across the screen. I was unaware...
This week the tables are turned and Desktop Documentaries Founder and Publisher Faith Fuller interviews The Documentary Life Podcast Host Chris Parkhurst.
In this episode, we delve into Parkhurst’s film/tv background, how travel affected his decision to get into film production, the importance of doing the dirty work and selling yourself as an independent filmmaker, why and how he decided to do a podcast, as well as a glimpse into some of the future plans for TDL and the podcast.
Documentary filmmakers are pioneers going places that the average person would not go and doing things the average person would not do, sometimes even putting themselves in danger for us, the viewers.
Congrats to Jonny von Wallström for getting his documentary PEARL OF AFRICA picked up by Netflix.
Oscar Nominated Daniel Raim is launching the theatrical run for his documentary HAROLD AND LILLIAN (Zeitgeist Films) tonight, April 28th, at the newly revamped QUAD Cinema in New York City! Daniel will be in attendance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a Q&A following the 7:15 showings. This weekend's theatrical premiere launches a series of openings scheduled across the US including Cambridge/Boston area, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. Daniel is the instructor for our popular Documentary Scriptwriting Masterclass. Congrats to Daniel!
Filmmaker Question"I'm trying to figure out how to get my documentary movie on Netflix. Is there some kind of process to submit my film?" Film Distribution executive Jason Brubaker explains...
If you're enrolled in Daniel Raim's Documentary Scriptwriting Masterclass, there's a private Google Hangout scheduled for THIS Sunday, April 2nd at 2pm EST. This is your chance to ask Daniel questions relating to the course and about your script.
If you've been thinking about signing up, now's a good time!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Fully updated. Get access to a list of the largest grants awarded for films (primarily documentaries). This list is a great indicator of the types of projects that are being funded and the most active funders in the field. Comes as one of four FREE bonuses with the Documentary Fundraising 101 Course. Graciously provided by The Foundation Center.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The brand new 2017 "Top 100 Film Funders List" has just been uploaded to the Documentary Fundraising 101 Course. This is a GOLD mine of information if you're raising money for your documentary. The Top 100 Film Funders Pack is one of four FREE Bonuses with the course. Graciously provided by The Foundation Center.
The 89th Academy Awards Ceremony is scheduled for this Sunday, February 26. See the 10 documentaries up for an Oscar (5 Feature and 5 Short Subject). Below is the trailer for "First At Sea", up for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.
Announcement: Oscar-Nominated documentary filmmaker Daniel Raim is in the final stages of creating a scriptwriting & storytelling masterclass for the Desktop Documentaries community.
Filmmaker Question: I ordered the legal releases kit which I found to be extremely helpful. I have a question that I know you could help me with. I'm
Thanks to Film Courage for sharing this compilation of motivational quotes from fellow filmmakers. Happy New Year!
Put those filmmaking skills to good use over the holidays. Whether you’re an amateur filmmaker or professional, home made DIY videos are always a hit! Here are 10 fun and creative video gift ideas for the holidays (or any special occasion!).
WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT: Advanced Dramatic Techniques to Attract, Engage, and Fascinate the Reader from Beginning to End - http://amzn.to/2hTo1ab
A family legacy documentary or family history video is a wonderful way to honor your family members and create a lasting legacy for future generations.
"I have a one-word description for this course - brilliant! Thanks so much for making this incredibly rich content, advice and wisdom available. I've just completed a weeklong shoot, including some 20 interviews, and this course gave me an awareness and understanding of the overall process. Essentials are conveyed with easy-to-understand language, backed up by excellent resources. I'll be turning back to this content as I continue my first adventure in documentary filmmaking." ~Laurie Stoneham
Filmmaker Question: I am making a documentary about my city. I have already filmed around a number of locations that I now see I need permission for.