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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.

Documentary Filmmakers in the News
New York Times Cuts Movie Reviews in Blow to Independent, Documentary Films - TheWrap

TheWrap

New York Times Cuts Movie Reviews in Blow to Independent, Documentary Films
TheWrap
The New York Times' decision to change its movie review policy — no longer guaranteeing that its critics will offer their take on every film that opens in NYC — is bad news for independent and documentary filmmakers and distributors who count on the ...
New York Times Changes Film Review Policy, Can't Guarantee Coverage ...Variety

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How Kickstarter Topped $100M in Documentary Financing (and 10 Unusual ... - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

How Kickstarter Topped $100M in Documentary Financing (and 10 Unusual ...
Hollywood Reporter
"It's really become something of a norm for documentary filmmakers to use Kickstarter at some point in their process," says the company's film outreach lead Dan Schoenbrun. Six years since Perry Chen, Charles Adler and CEO Yancey Strickler founded the ...

Free films for all at New Haven documentary festival, June 5-7 - Yale News

Free films for all at New Haven documentary festival, June 5-7
Yale News
Classes may be over, but the cornucopia of culture on campus and in the community continues with events like the second annual New Haven Documentary Film Festival (NHdocs) running Friday-Sunday, June 5–7. Begun last year by filmmakers Gorman ...

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