Melbourne Documentary and Chasing the Jet Stream

So many doc filmmakers are doing the one person crew documentary. For many, it’s a necessary evil due to financial constraints of the doc filmmaker. But for some, like doco Claudio von Planta, it’s the preferred way of shooting his films. And it also just so happens to be the reason that he’s been hired on…

88 – 5 Tips for Your Film Festival Strategy

Last week, #doclifer Josh Davidsburg took advantage of the TDL Hotline and left a message with us asking about advice for a film festival strategy. Not only did we answer his question and offer up some suggestions, but we took it a step further and decided to make a full-blown episode on the topic!   I don’t…

81 – Hacking the Documentary Film Festival, Part Two

It’s that time again to turn our attention to breaking down the barriers of that ever-elusive filmmaking animal that we’ve all come to respect and love, but few of us truly understand… the film festival.   Last year, we ran a two-part special on the subject of the film festival for the documentary festival. Lyndon Stone,…

80 – Hacking the Documentary Film Festival, Part One

It’s that time again to turn our attention to breaking down the barriers of that ever-elusive filmmaking animal that we’ve all come to respect and love, but few of us truly understand… the film festival.   Last year, we ran a two-part special on the subject of the film festival for the documentary festival. Lyndon Stone,…

The World of the Documentary Film Festival, Part Two

Documentary Film Festival, Part Two Welcome to part two of a very special two-part series that explores the mysterious world of the documentary film festival from the perspective of the filmmaker as well as the director of a film festival.   In part two we examine this topic via conversations with Richard Wyllie, whose film 5 Days on…