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4 documentary workshops at the Frontline Club

4 documentary workshops at the Frontline Club

Aside from the great documentary screenings it hosts, London’s Frontline Club also organise workshops for filmmakers and journalists on a regular basis. Here are four events we think you’ll like. … Read entire article »

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Get involved with Steve James’ new documentary

Get involved with Steve James’ new documentary

One in six people in the world are undernourished and malnourishment kills more children now than any other cause. This is a strong contradiction to the statistic which shows us that at the same time one in four people in the world is overweight. What is even more shocking is that it is predicted that for the first time in the history of mankind, tomorrow’s generation is predicted to die younger because of the poor … Read entire article »

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First Scottish user-generated documentary project open for submissions

First Scottish user-generated documentary project open for submissions

Following in the footsteps of Kevin Macdonald’s acclaimed Life in a Day, Scotland last month, launched its first ever mass participation film project. For the next three months people from across the country will be called upon to pick up their cameras or mobile phones and share videos about their lives, hopes and dreams. … Read entire article »

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One Day on Earth premieres with global screening

One Day on Earth premieres with global screening

A documentary that uses footage shot in every single country in the world. Impossible? Certainly not. If you thought Life in A Day was impressive then take a look at UN-backed project One Day on Earth.  … Read entire article »

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Interactive documentaries: The next level

Interactive documentaries: The next level

The popularity of the documentary film increased immensely over the past decade, which is partly due to the use of more interactive technology. Innovative media play a crucial role in allowing audiences to interact and place stories in a social context. Yuliya Yegorova shows how we can take this concept one step further and use interactive documentaries as a tool for social activism. … Read entire article »

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How to successfully promote your documentary online – Twitter

How to successfully promote your documentary online – Twitter

You’ve made a documentary, it’s finished, looking great and perhaps you even have a couple of screenings lined up somewhere. But now what? How will you convince the reviewers, bloggers, opinionators and the general audience that they should come and watch your film, actually make it the success you want it to be? DocGeeks looks at a few examples that made it happen. … Read entire article »

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Documentaries go interactive; explore new opportunities at i-Docs 2012

Documentaries go interactive; explore new opportunities at i-Docs 2012

The world is changing and so is the way we interact with films. Increasingly audiences want to do more than just ‘watch’; they want to participate. Held in Bristol over two days in March, i-Docs is the first symposium in the UK totally dedicated to the interactive documentary genre. Find out how you can use digital interactive technology to get more out of your film. … Read entire article »

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