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What’s the fuss about this Bully documentary?

What’s the fuss about this Bully documentary?

For weeks now our daily Google Alerts, which are set to various key phrases related to documentary films, have been hijacked by news about one particular American documentary; Bully. But what is so special about Harvey Weinstein’s film that it gets so much attention? DocGeeks explains. … Read entire article »

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How to successfully promote your documentary online – Facebook

How to successfully promote your documentary online – Facebook

Social media gets a lot of criticism for merely being a platform for those who like to be the  constant centre of attention. That is partially true but what if you have something interesting to promote, like say, a documentary? Would you still dismiss a free advertising platform then? This week DocGeeks looks at Facebook as the key promotional tool for your documentary film. … 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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Share your ideas on the future of documentary

Share your ideas on the future of documentary

¡Documentary Now! is an annual conference that brings together scholars, filmmakers, students, and interested members of the public to discuss current trends in documentary film, from the return of documentary as a theatrical box office phenomenon, to broadcast television, the web, and beyond. This year DocGeeks will attend and hope you do too. … Read entire article »

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Technology marks DG’s 10 most popular posts of 2011

For DocGeeks it’s been a great first year (months actually). Thanks so much for visiting the blog, all the tweeting and sharing on Facebook. Just in case you missed some of our content, we give you an overview of the 10 most popular blog posts since the launch in September. Enjoy! … Read entire article »

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