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Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to "document" reality. Images organization and structure, sounds (text and interviews) as much as the author point of view determines the type of documentary.

Although "documentary film" originally referred to movies shot on film stock, it has subsequently expanded to include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television series.

The chronological sequence of material, narrator figure treatment, the nature of the materials, completely real, recreations, infographic images, etc. lead to a wide variety of formats, ranging from pure documentary to creative documentaries, reaching docudrama (format in which the characters are played by themselves), reaching to fake documentary also known as a 'mockumentary'.

Often, fictional television programs adopt a structure and narrative mode very close to the documentary, and in turn, some documentary reproduce resources proper of works of fiction's creation. Documentary, as it applies here, works to identify a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

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The Best Documentary Filmmaking Advice from Full Frame Documentary Film ... - Indie Wire

Indie Wire

The Best Documentary Filmmaking Advice from Full Frame Documentary Film ...
Indie Wire
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival isn't just a longstanding showcase for the art of nonfiction film. It's also where the people who make those films gather, and where aspiring documentarians can bend their ears without fighting a crowd. It's a ...

Documentary Filmmakers Find Their Tribe at Tribeca Film Festival - Variety

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Documentary Filmmakers Find Their Tribe at Tribeca Film Festival
Variety
The Tribeca Film Festival's Documentary Filmmaker Party was packed to gills — and it didn't take long to figure out why. The event, sponsored by Variety and A&E in celebration of this year's 10 Documakers to Watch, was one of the few geared ...
Tribeca Film Festival Names 'Virgin Mountain' Top Narrative FeatureHollywood Reporter

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Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's the Online Community You Need to ... - Indie Wire

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Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: Here's the Online Community You Need to ...
Indie Wire
Being a documentary filmmaker can be an arduous and lonely job and The D-Word helps filmmakers forge relationships and possible collaborations. The D-Word also hosts a series of five-day public topics, allowing a broader audience to ask questions of ...

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