transmediale 2015: Vicki Bennett and Citation City


Since 1988 transmediale has been one of Europe’s premiere events for showcasing transmedia and technology for art and narrative and nonfiction storytelling. Director Kristoffer Gansing (who spoke with Filmmaker last year) and his team continue to assemble cutting-edge films, installations,…  Read more


Online Hoax: Director Sophie Deraspe Discusses Her Sundance Doc Premiere, The Amina Profile

The Amina Profile

Girl meets girl online. They fall in love from afar — Sandra in Montreal, Amina in Syria. The Arab uprising occurs and soon Amina, star blogger and creator of “A Gay Girl in Damascus” gets swept up in the chaos,…  Read more


Five Questions for Directors Bryan Carberry & Clay Tweel of Finders Keepers

Finders KeepersFinders Keepers

An eccentric Southern tale that feels like a Harry Crews-scripted edition of Storage Wars, Finders Keepers tells the story of two men battling — in courts of law and public opinion — over the ownership of a severed foot. The…  Read more


Five Questions for Welcome to Leith Directors Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker

Welcome to Leith (Photo: Gregory Bruce)Welcome to Leith (Photo: Gregory Bruce)

Documentary has a rich history of films by filmmakers who must honestly engage subjects with odious views. Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher Walker stumbled across one such fellow in Craig Cobb, a white supremacist with a devious and possibly…  Read more