10 Tips and Observations on Pitching Documentaries from the IDFA Forum

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The 27th annual International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the largest and most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world. Beyond being just a festival, though, for the past 22 years IDFA has hosted a networking and…  Read more


Advice for Documentary Filmmakers from the Pitching Forum at CPH:DOX

Pitching Off Screen Off Record at CPH:FORUMPitching Off Screen Off Record at CPH:FORUM

CPH:DOX, which wrapped its 2015 edition last month, is like a strange dream. That dream where you wake up and everyone understands that artistically motivated documentaries (frankly, the weirder the better) have a place, have meaning and are celebrated. The…  Read more


“The More a Film Challenges an Audience, the More Resistance It Will Inspire”: Five Principles to Live By for Provocative Filmmakers


Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Guy Davidi is currently raising funds on Indiegogo for Mixed Feelings. From the Indiegogo page: is an inspiring story about cultural resistance of Israeli director and teacher, Amir Orian – a once successful actor that left his…  Read more


10 More Really Bad Things About the Film Business, 2014

Ted Hope at a Hope for Film book signing. (Photo: John Chao)Ted Hope at a Hope for Film book signing. (Photo: John Chao)

Along with the usual “ten best” lists, year’s ends in the movie blogosphere have recently included producer and Fandor CEO’s exhaustive surveys of the film industry’s good and the bad — the business practices, social trends and technological issues that…  Read more