#Doclifer Stories – Matthew Ritenour

#1. – How and why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? I grew up shooting skateboarding videos and local punk shows in the Florida Panhandle. I had this Sony DV Handicam and I would do most of my edits in camera straight onto the tape. Looking back on it now, I think I…

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#Doclifer Stories – Maricla Pannocchia

#1. – How and why did you first get interested in documentary filmmaking? I started in the spring of 2018, out of necessity. I’m Italian and I’m the founder and chairman of an Italian charity called Adolescenti e cancro (Teens and Cancer) and I felt the need to share with the world the inspiring story…

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5 Ways to Be More Connected as a Doc Filmmaker

As an individual documentary filmmaker, it is important to feel connected to a documentary filmmaking community. Feeling connected to a group of individuals who all are actively living the same passion – in this case documentary filmmaking – if nothing else, allows you to feel a little less crazy to be pursuing this documentary filmmaking…

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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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5 Reasons to Make Your Documentary Film

“People who are called to Documentary take heart. Take it seriously, because few are called and it’s not very sustainable to most… (for) those who are called, it’s an important journey and it’s an important thing to do with ones life” –  Filmmaker, Ian McCluskey   Perhaps you are thinking of making a documentary film,…

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