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How to become a succesful documentary filmmaker?

How to become a succesful documentary filmmaker?

We just discovered a nice article that we wanted to share with you. It’s written by the guys over at The Knowledge, they interviewed the award-winning director Jon Blair (who owns a Oscar, BAFTA and two Emmys) on the future of documentaries and his recipe for success. … Read entire article »

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I Am Divine documentary to open BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

I Am Divine documentary to open BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

In one month’s time the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) is back at the BFI Southbank for its 27th edition. Though the full programme is yet to be announced, here’s a taster of things to come (including a documentary as opening film). … Read entire article »

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Filmmakers Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco on their documentary Give Up Tomorrow

Paco Larrañaga, a young happy student from the Philippines, wakes up one sunny morning and prepares himself to go to school. But his day doesn’t pan out as planned. When night falls he finds himself locked behind bars, accused of murdering two sisters and threatened by a death sentence. His story didn’t ring true though and, luckily, shocked two filmmakers who immediately decided to give up their jobs and film what was happening. The result is Give Up Tomorrow; a documentary that blatantly reveals corruption in its purest form. … Read entire article »

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Review: Buck – God’s Cowboy

A couple of years ago he saw Robert Redford play his character in the film The Horse Whisperer, but now Buck Brannaman is himself the star on the big screen. In the documentary Buck, which is currently playing at the IDFA, we see the extraordinairy gift this man has, and uses on both people and their horses. “God had him in mind when he made a cowboy,” we hear, and this appears to be nothing but the truth.  … Read entire article »

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Interview: IDFA special guest Steve James

As IDFA’s special guest this year, documentary maker Steve James not only gets to choose ten of his all-time favourite documentaries for screening at the festival, but will also be honoured with a retrospective of his own work, which includes his latest masterpiece: The Interrupters. DG spoke to James about failure, perseverance, humour and what inspired his greatest films. … Read entire article »

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Interview: Documentary director Lieven Corthouts

Lydia is thirteen when she is told she has HIV. She moves to an orphanage for teenagers with the same disease called Little Heaven. Director Lieven Corthouts follows Lydia and the other orphans, revealing that the coming of age is universal, wherever you are and whatever circumstances you must face. … Read entire article »

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Review: No Look Pass

  While her Burmese parents want her to come home after her Harvard graduation and enter into an arranged marriage, Emily Etay wants to be a professional basketball player. Director Melissa Johnson has tagged along and the result is No Look Pass. The film documents her major milestones: growing up, coming out, and discovering who she really is. … Read entire article »

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