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.
Documentary Films .Net
attempts to provided information on documentaries in three ways.
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Studios, Filmmakers, and Individuals: Send news, links,
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com for available
films and include a brief description of your experience and an example of your work.
Studios and Filmmakers: Documentary
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
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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."
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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
Bright Lights Film Journal
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