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A pre-holiday shopping reminder that The Documentary Film Makers Handbook, the new book in the best selling The Guerilla FIlm Makers Handbook series is available now. The book discusses how to get your doc made from a practical standpoint. We interviewed over 110 documentary industry professionals from such places as HBO, Discovery, National Geographic, BBC, an editor, a DP, Sundance, etc., to get their expert advice on what a filmmaker would NEED to know about their field. In addition, we conducted 24 case studies with working filmmakers such as the teams behind MARCH OF THE PENGUINS, BORN INTO BROTHELS, CONTROL ROOM, DOGTOWN & Z-BOYS, TREMBLING BEFORE F-D to hear their inspirational war stories on how they got their films made.

To purchase the book go to The book is also available at all major and independent bookstores in the US and Canada – next week the UK and Europe.


Andrew Zinnes
Co-Author, The Documentary Film Makers Handbook


joshd on November 16th, 2006 at 12:21 pm 

From Josh Davis, Publisher Documentary Films .Net: On a personal note I have read about half the book now and feel like it is a must read for anyone interested in making a documentary film. The interview format keeps the book an easy read as you are always getting different perspectives from those individuals with a lot of knowledge in their area.

Dr. Subir K Ghosh on June 10th, 2007 at 12:47 pm 

I have been preparing documentary films based on following issues:
Aquatic and Wetland Plants in Harmony with Mankind – a 30 min. documentary feature film covering wetland types in West Bengal, diversity of aquatic and wetland plants in the region, and traditional commercial practices based on aquatic and wetland plants in wetlandsand their role in poverty elimination in the Eastern India in a nutshell.

2. Man and Wetland series : Livelihood support from Shola Pith Aeschynomene aspera) – a 30 min. documentary feature film including ecology of shola plant, cultivation and management of shola plantation, harvest, traditional shola art- a 300 years culture of Bengal, The great masters of shola arts, markets of shola art and scope of poverty elemenation through shola art.

3. Man and Wetland series : Livelihood support from Mat plant cultivation Typha domingensis, Cyperous pangorei and Clynogynae dichotoma) – a 30 min. documentary feature film y including ecology of these plant, their cultivation and management harvest, art and culture related with these plants, The great masters of mat art, markets of mat and mat based products and scope of poverty elemination through these practices.

4. Man and Wetland series : Food and medicines from aquatic and wetland plants with special reference to the Eastern India – a 30 min. documentary feature film including ecology of these plant, their cultivation and management, harvesting, art and culture related with these plants markets and their roles in poverty elemination.

5. From dawn to dusk – The East Calcutta Wetlands – a 30 min. documentary feature film including ecology and diversity of the East Calcutta Wetlands, a Ramsar site of India, traditional practices on sewage fed fisheries, paddy abd garbage farming on solid waste with the help of waste water.

It will be interesting for me to prepare a documentary based on Indian musical presentation focussing conservation or traditional knowledge based issues if I get any support from the congress.

I hope all these films will be completed within 2007.

I am interested to conduct a forum based on Man and Wrtland issues.

Please advice me how I can I join the congress?
With regards,
Dr. Subir K Ghosh
CEM Member, IUCN
25-B Salimpore Road
Kolkata-700031, West Bengal, India.
Tel: 9903123224

Tamal Dasgupta on February 4th, 2009 at 1:00 pm 

I’m a documentary film maker ofIndia, residise in Kolkata.

neville thomas on July 9th, 2009 at 2:50 am 

This article has really helped me a lot on the way how to make documentries. Me and my friend created a docimentary on India and its Heritage and we bagged Best Direction award in the intercollegiate film festival.

Tamal Dasgupta on November 4th, 2009 at 10:29 am 

recently I completed my 35mm/36 mins. Documentary Film, Titeled ‘ANTPUR TEMPLE : A POETRY IN TERRACOTTAA’. Now I’m busey wi9th a new Documentary and a Feature Film project

Tamal Dasgupta on November 25th, 2009 at 1:06 pm 

now I am making a documentary on the ruins of Gour, produced by Chetana Production.

Dr. Subir K Ghosh on January 1st, 2010 at 7:00 am 

I want to sell documentary films on man and environments

kapil on February 28th, 2010 at 2:27 am 

Hi ! i am interested in hiring an experienced indian film documentary maker to make a series of documentaries for me for proffessional use.

Babu dev on May 6th, 2010 at 2:28 pm 

Hi i m interested in making any types of film whether it is docu or feature…luking for a good unit (freshers)…

kapil on July 4th, 2010 at 11:25 am 

I am interested to make Documentary with you . please contact me on my E-mail.


karthikeyan on October 15th, 2010 at 7:56 am 

Hi i am karthikeyan karra,and iam film maker too.

chanchal singha Roy on December 12th, 2010 at 4:13 am 

I am chanchal,born n brought up in Andaman,looking for a good documentry film makeker, learn a lot.

Mayur S Rose on April 1st, 2011 at 12:17 am 

Good Afternoon Sir,
My name is MAYUR ROSE & I want to make a documentary film. And need a help. If you are interested in it please contact me on my mail. Thank You Sir.

Dev Agrawal on November 30th, 2011 at 6:30 am 

I am a documentary filmmaker

Anit Pal on February 23rd, 2012 at 3:42 am 

Dear Sir,
I am Mr. Anit Pal. I am working in The Indian Science Congress Association. I want to sale a Documentary Film, entitled “About Sundarbone”.
Please give me the procedure about this. This is my personal project.

Dipanjan Dasgupta on May 18th, 2012 at 10:42 am 


I am interested to produce a documentary fim on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Interested filmmakers can contact me with their portfolio.

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