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Making A Murderer filmmakers’ advice on making a successful documentary series

Making A Murderer filmmakers’ advice on making a successful documentary series

At a masterclass at BAFTA in London last month, Making A Murderer filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi gave some useful advice on how to create a successful documentary series.   … Read entire article »

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BBC announces new documentaries, including one on US hate crimes

BBC announces new documentaries, including one on US hate crimes

The BBC has announced a range of new documentary commissions across their various channels. Among them a series of three documentaries on hate crimes in the US, two focusing specifically on crimes committed against members of the LGBT community. … Read entire article »

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Grierson Trust opens awards for submissions and calls for more diversity

Grierson Trust opens awards for submissions and calls for more diversity

The 2016 British Documentary Awards are now open for submissions. The Grierson Trust has made its annual call for entries to the most sought-after awards in the UK’s documentary calendar, better known as The Griersons, highlighting at the same time the need for more diversity in the industry. … Read entire article »

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BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

How to Die: Simon’s Choice is a one-off 90-minute observational documentary telling the remarkable and poignant story of one man facing the unimaginable decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.  … Read entire article »

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Redemption’s success could pave the way for more observational documentaries

Redemption’s success could pave the way for more observational documentaries

The Oscars are looming and, while the name on everyone else’s lips is Beasts of the Southern Wild, here at DocGeeks we’ve been feasting our greedy little eyes on some of the short docs that are lined up for Oscar glory. … Read entire article »

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Meet your documentary match at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket

Meet your documentary match at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket

Yes it’s that time of the year again. Sheffield Doc/Fest is taking submissions for its high profile pitching format MeetMarket, giving you the chance to meet your documentary funder, buyer or mentor. … Read entire article »

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DG presents the Top 20 documentaries of 2012

DG presents the Top 20 documentaries of 2012

It might be a dull thing to say (let alone read) but nonetheless it’s true; the past year has brought us some amazing quality documentaries. We had a little tally here at the office and came up with a list of 20 documentaries that we thought you should see (if you haven’t already). … Read entire article »

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