Documentary Film

Documentary Film

Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. A 'documentary film' was originally shot on film stock — the only medium available — but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made as a television program or released for screening in cinemas. "Documentary" has been described as a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

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... Lazin’s films have won Ace Awards, Monitor Awards, and Cine Golden Eagles, with honors for Best Directing and Best Editing ... In 1995, Fight Back, her film about child sexual abuse, was featured in a special screening for Congress ... She is prominently featured in the reference books The Art of Documentary Film (2005), The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook (2006) and Tupac Remembered (2008), and has ...
Documentary Film - Other Documentary Forms - Compilation Films
... Compilation films were pioneered in 1927 by Esfir Schub with The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty ...
Steff Gruber - Filmography
1972 Portrait (short film, 16mm, s/w, 12 Min.) 1973 Tourist Information (short experimental film, 16mm, black/white, 14 min.) 1987 Location Africa (documentary film, 16mm, colour, 65 min.) 2006 Secret ...

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