Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Chagrin Falls, OH October 7 – 11, 2020   About the Festival The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories. The Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.…

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5 Ways to Shoot Verite

Shooting verite is a documentary filmmaking technique that involves capturing the real essence of a scene without script. A documentary filmmaker may immerse themselves in a community, follow the characters, and make sure that trust is built. It can be a challenging style of filmmaking, but we are sharing 5 ways to help you shoot…

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10 Hot Tips for Conducting Interviews

One of the integral parts of any documentary filmmaker’s canon is his/her ability to conduct an interview. After all, the interview is one of the critical components to nearly any documentary. However, the truth is that very few journalists or documentary filmmakers are completely unflappable in the face of any situation or interviewee. (We can’t…

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International Documentary Film Festival Munich

  Munich, Germany May 06-17, 2020   About the Festival DOK.fest München or the International Documentary Film Festival Munich consists of 10 competitions where a selection of the most outstanding contemporary documentaries every year. The festival showcases the creativity aspect of documentaries selected with curatorial signature. Aside from the festival, it also has DOK.deutsche competition specifically for…

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#Doclifer Stories – Hasan Demirtas

#1. – How and why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? This question makes me think of my first documentary, which was about a girl, Busra, who was given the wrong injection, and day-by-day, the her body deteriorated. Nevertheless, she was preparing for the Disabled Olympics Games. Finally, Busra died, but her story went…

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