Mobile Filmmaking Special, Pt 1 To say that phone filmmaking has quickly turned from shooting cute home movies of your kids to full-fledged filmmaking would be an understatement.  And understandably, doc filmmakers, have really been…

Talking the Doc Life with My Doc Wife I figured since I’m always on here prattling on about my doc life, it might be different to talk about – or actually, with! – my doc…

Making a Netflix Docuseries with Flint Town’s, Gary Town These are pretty amazing times for documentary filmmakers. Not only have the popularity of documentary films increased exponentially, not only are there far more resources available…

Crowdfunding for Your Doc with Seed & Spark’s, Emily Best Crowdfunding, nowadays, is one of the most common funding options out there for the documentary filmmaker.  However, the crowdfunding playing field has evolved considerably since…

The Art of Film Funding It’s no secret that one of the bigger hurdles that we are often faced with as documentary filmmakers is that of funding.  It is my intention with this episode to…

Making the Personal Documentary Often times as doc filmmakers, we will choose subjects that are near and dear to our hearts.  And usually we will have quite personal connections to these subjects.  So it’s only…

Making Your Splash as a Documentary Filmmaker We welcome CPA, Professor of Accountancy, fraud expert, and documentary filmmaker, Kelly Richmond Pope to the programme.  Kelly comes highly recommended by other Kartemquin alum, and once you’ve…

Stories Make the World Storytelling is always at the heart of any kind of documentary journey. And for today’s episode of the podcast, we will explore 5 Ways to Tell Someone’s Story, followed by a…

Funding & Distribution Film marketing & promotions, crowdfunding, and theatrical distribution are topics that, at some point in time, all independent doc filmmakers will need to know about.  So if you’re looking to start arming…

The International Documentary Association (IDA) has been nurturing, guiding, and contributing to the projects and lives of documentary filmmakers since its inception in 1982.  In the organisation’s words “Documentary storytelling expands our understanding of shared human…