The UK’s Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation has been growing its veritable treasure trove of resources for documentary filmmakers and fans of all stripes.
Aimed at filmmakers around the globe, from those getting started to more seasoned operators, this is a serious list of just about everything you need in the world of documentary resources. There’s how to write a proposal, updated lists of commissioners and funders, and exhaustive lists of distribution options.
There are specific resources for short docs, for art docs and for webdocs, and categories relevant to every stage of the filmmaking process. Particularly interesting is a collection of tools and advice for measuring social impact, a notoriously difficult thing to assess.
So whether you’re nursing the vague outline of a doc idea and wondering how to get started, or you’re in post-production and feeling you’ve exhausted all your funding and distribution avenues, this site is a vital stop on your journey. Even if you’re simply a doc fan who wants to know where the best festivals are, it’s worth a visit.
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