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Farhrenheit 9/11

Winged Migration

The Fog of War

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

I am Trying to Break Your Heart


Lost in La Mancha

Mysterious Object at Noon

Film Finder (Locate hard-to-find films)

Interview Index

Ken Burns

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Mission Statement
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What They are Saying

Mission Statement

Founded in 1998, Documentary Films .Net is a response to a lack of information dealing with documentary films in any comprehensive manner, in any one place.  While documentary films are not the big budget films that Hollywood would like, they often have potential audiences that go unrealized.  Many individuals would be fascinated by the documentary films that are being released and the subjects they cover, but even if a individual becomes interested in documentaries, his or her options are limited in how to explore this interest.  This site attempts to be the source for viewers of documentary films.

While one focus of the site is to provide information to viewers of film, we have also focused on including resources and news for filmmakers.  With the advent of the Internet, the lines between what information will be of interest to filmmakers and what will be of interest to viewers and fans, is beginning to converge.  Some resource that deal in technical and financial aspects of filmmaking will always be more relevant to filmmakers, but most film related press coverage is relevant to those who make, and in the case of documentary films, those who must pursue opportunities to see and understand the films.  This site attempts to be the source for filmmakers of documentary films.

Site Layout

Documentary Films .Net attempts to provided information on documentaries in three ways.

News - While this site is not updated daily, we do update often and this is most noticeable in the opening page where we provide news on a variety of issues pertaining to documentaries including coverage of film releases, updates on upcoming films, and essays covering various aspects of documentary films.  All of the news segments and essays are archived.

Resources  - We provide links to all the official, individual documentary film sites which have been or are currently in release.  In addition, links are provided to studios and television networks which have a history of releasing documentary films, general film information sites which have a significant focus of documentary films, film festivals, production companies, film schools, funding sources, and many other resources that relate to filmmakers.  While all types of film information is increasingly becoming available on the web, we do include other contact information such as addresses and phone numbers when necessary and available.

Reviews - This site is about the appreciation of documentary films, and as such, we attempt to provide as many original reviews of documentary films as possible.


Documentary Films .Net is a constantly changing source for information on documentaries.  In order to increase its value as a resource, please feel free to send comments on this site.

Comments about the content of the site including our reviews and resource pages should be addressed to   Visit our comments page for more information.


Studios, Filmmakers, and Individuals:  Send news, links, press kits, or release information to


Individuals:  If you would be interested in having your reviews posted on this site, please send an email expressing your level of interest (one review, many reviews) and films you would be interested reviewing to,  We receive many documentaries to review before they are released in theaters or on television, and we are always looking for individuals who have film reviewing or extensive writing experience to review these films.  If you would be interested just email for available films and include a brief description of your experience and an example of your work.

Studios and FilmmakersDocumentary Films .Net is willing to review documentary films.  Based on the number of films we receive, we can not guarantee a full review, but we will at a minimum make reference to your film on the site.  For further information contact

Address, Tel, Fax, and Email: 
Documentary Films .Net
2062 5th Ave
Marquette, KS 67464
Tel. 785.546.2376
Fax. 603.737.1183


Documentary Films .Net is primarily a public information site. However, we do have many expenses related to the maintenance of this site, and as such, we are willing to take on a minimal amount of advertising to defray these costs.  We would prefer that advertisers have products relating to films, and documentaries in specific.  Banner advertisement will be considered.  We will also consider providing links to where individuals can buy products being reviewed.   For more information, including site statistics please contact

What They are Saying

The New York Public Library: "Excellent resource for a topic not generously covered on the internet."

DoubleTake Magazine:
". . . provides extensive coverage and news of documentary production in the United States."

Writers Guild of America (Elliot Feldman, New Media Committee): "Want to make an independent documentary film? This site provides a good start."

Internet Movie Database: Only resource site listed and linked to in the IMDb documentary section.

Actors Northwest: "If you're a documentary-maker, and you've got some time to spare; or if you just want to come to terms with the documentary process, sit down and share your time with this site."

Listed as a resource by:

Director's Guilde of Great Britain
Australia Film Commission
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Israeli Foundation for Cinema & T.V.
Berkeley (University of California @)
Harvard University
American University School of Communications
Australian Film Television and Radio School
Ohio University
Hawaii University
University of Colorado
Howard University
The City University of New York
Loyola Marymount University
Wayne State University
Valdesto State University
University of Florida The Documentary Institute
University of Oregon Oregon Documentary Project
University of Alabama Telecommunincation and Film Department
University of  Texas at El Paso
Columbia College of Chicago
University of Beira (Portugal)
Temple University Documentary Film Classes
UCLA Documentary Film Course
University of Tampa
University of Puerto Rico Documentary Film Classes
CNN's Media Matters Course
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
Cyberfilm School
Bright Lights Film Journal
Film Magazine
Art for Change