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BFI figures reveal record year for UK documentaries

BFI figures reveal record year for UK documentaries

Overall 2011 was a record year for UK documentaries, the BFI have said in their annual statistical yearbook published this week, with Senna breaking the box office record and a total of 68 documentaries released in the cinema. … Read entire article »

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Top 10 Olympic docs

Top 10 Olympic docs

After film director Danny Boyle managed to wow the world with his ceremony, the Olympic Games of 2012 were officially opened. To get in the mood, or perhaps so you can have a five minute escape from the 24/7 BBC coverage, here’s our top 10 Olympic Documentaries. … Read entire article »

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The Reluctant Revolutionary

The Reluctant Revolutionary

After a turbulent political year in the Middle East and Northern Africa, several documentaries about what has been dubbed ‘the Arab Spring’ have emerged. The Reluctant Revolutionary, directed and filmed by Sean McAllister, gives us a personal eye-witness account of the revolution in Yemen, where civilians protesting the 33-year long dictatorship of president Ali Abdullah Saleh were met with violence and bloodshed. … Read entire article »

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Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

So far this year has brought us many good documentaries but the crème de la crème is still to come. Searching for Sugar Man is preparing itself for a nation-wide release on Friday 27 July. Though it might struggle to compete against the opening ceremony of the Olympics on its first day, it is bound to win gold in the box-office. … Read entire article »

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Finance your documentary via crowdfunding

Finance your documentary via crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, it seems easy but only around 40% of projects manage to reach their goals. Here’s how you increase your chances of being amongst them. … Read entire article »

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Swandown – a journey with a difference

Swandown – a journey with a difference

How do you travel from Hastings to Hackney? Well, by means of a plastic swan of course! At least, that was how Andrew Kötting did it, and his new film, Swandown, is the result of his funny, calming and captivating ‘journey with a difference’. … Read entire article »

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Crowdfunding tips from IndieGoGo

Crowdfunding tips from IndieGoGo

Have you ever started a crowfunding campaign online that didn’t reach its goal? Are you planning to start a crowdfunding campaign for your next documentary? If so then read this; an authority is speaking! Crowdfunding is becoming more and more popular in this post-crisis era (or perhaps it’s not ‘post’ yet). Many films we see in the cinema have not been funded in what you could call the traditional way but by funds raised through a collection of  supporters. … Read entire article »

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