Oscar Nominated Daniel Raim is premiering his documentary HAROLD AND LILLIAN 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. 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.
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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.
00:38 - Argument Against Shorts
05:33 - Argument For Shorts
13:32 - Making A Feature
21:44 - Final Thoughts On Filmmaking
To get your free copy of Michael Hauge’s 6-Stage Structure Chart, just go to http://www.storymastery.com/fcchart
Do you have a special filmmaker on your gift list? Or maybe you're a filmmaker yourself looking treat yourself this holiday season with a new camera or new gadget to help you in your filmmaking endeavors. Check out our brand new 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers!
Learn what video gear to use for extreme & remote filmmaking. George Thengummoottil shot his documentary in the Himalayas and shares his gear list and filming challenges.
What would you want from your honeymoon? For someone who's never really travelled, I wanted a short break of pampered luxury in a nice cold climate.
September 2016 I visited B&H Photo in New York to purchase video equipment needed for my work namely Sri Lanka Web Ads. It is a new business venture in
"The 7 day course is ideal for anybody serious about making a marketable, professional documentary. I can't say enough about it. I'm blown away by the format as well as the content. Your course lays out every key element necessary - - in a logical, comprehensive manner, within 7 days. That's impressive." ~ CJ Villanueva
Announcing the 2017 JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant. $10,000. Deadline February 15, 2017. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is
Filmmaker Tony Wise shares his creative approach for producing a series of short documentary stories for the non-profit organization Volunteers of America.
For the second consecutive year, SIFF and True Productions have partnered to underwrite two $50,000 documentary grants for filmmakers. The sole purpose
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The goal for my next film is $100,000. When I'm done with your lessons, hopefully I will have more tools at my finger tips to get there. ~Murv Seymour/Documentary Director (Killer B3)