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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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Christopher Hird: “I don’t see a dichotomy between journalism and documentary”

Christopher Hird: “I don’t see a dichotomy between journalism and documentary”

As a panellist at the Between the Lines festival, Christopher Hird has much to say about the part documentaries play in contemporary media. He is the founder and managing director of Dartmouth Films, a production company that specialises in making issue-based documentaries and has pioneered new models of funding and distribution. Hird was also recently appointed the new managing editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. … Read entire article »

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Bottles and cans, what inspired short documentary Redemption?

Bottles and cans, what inspired short documentary Redemption?

Ahead of the Oscar ceremony this Sunday, DocGeeks spoke to the directors of Redemption. This film, nominated in the category Best Documentary Short, follows  people who survive by collecting cans and bottles from bins and redeem them for money. Not your everyday Oscar material. … Read entire article »

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In conversation with documentarian Marc Isaacs

In conversation with documentarian Marc Isaacs

Ahead of the release of his new documentary The Road, our reporter Jacob Harbord sat down with acclaimed filmmaker Marc Isaacs to discuss his latest work and what influenced it. … Read entire article »

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Talking docs and dance with Christian Holten Bonke and Andreas Koefoed

Talking docs and dance with Christian Holten Bonke and Andreas Koefoed

Hitting UK cinemas this week, the documentary Ballroom Dancer reveals the emotional strain hidden behind the make-up, smiles and sequinned outfits in the world of professional dancing. DG’s Joëlle Pouliot talked pirrouettes and docs with the film’s directors. … Read entire article »

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An Interview with Michael Apted

An Interview with Michael Apted

56Up, the eighth instalment in the Up series, hit cinemas in the US last week. Offering a snapshot of the life of fourteen people every seven years, the series is widely regarded as the first of its kind. Invited to Sheffield Doc/Fest this summer to give a talk about his work on the immensely popular series, director and series co-founder Michael Apted took some time out of his hectic schedule to discuss his career with … Read entire article »

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Joe Berlinger, director of the Paradise Lost documentaries: “It really was a witch hunt”

Joe Berlinger, director of the Paradise Lost documentaries: “It really was a witch hunt”

Earlier this week DocGeeks’ Jacob Harbord reviewed the Paradise Lost documentary series, which portray the faith of the West Memphis 3; innocent young men who were wrongly convicted of a heinous crime. Director Joe Berlinger, partially responsible for the men’s recent release, agreed to an interview and spoke to Harbord about a simple little phenomenon called the truth and what role he would like to see the films play in our society today.  … Read entire article »

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