Documentary Links

Below are an assortment of links to other documentary film related websites and resources. Are we missing your favorite doc site? Feel free to email us and we’ll include it.

Documentary News Links

indieWire’s documentary page
The Documentary Blog

Documentary Reference Links

Box Office Mojo’s top grossing docs of all time
IMDB’s highest rated docs of all time

Documentary Producing Links

International Documentary Association
PBS for producers
PBS Red Book for producers
ITVS (Independent Television Service)
DocumentaryFilms.net
Archive.org’s Moving Images directory
The Center for Social Media’s Fair Use Guidelines
Killer Tracks (relatively cheap stock production music)
Byer Insurance (provides E&O insurance for a lot of Chicago-based docs)
Disc Makers (cheap professional-looking DVD duplication)
Free Trial for EP Budgeting software
A-Z Documentary Budget (Australian Film Commission)
ITVS LINCS Budget forms
Berkley’s Documentary Cookbook (case studies in low budget docs)
Thompson & Thompson (title searches)
International Documentary Library Service (good for lots of things including finding out if your film has already been made)

Doc Distribution Links

PBS
HBO
The Documentary Channel
IFC
SnagFilms
Channel 4 Commissioning Page
Discovery Channel for Producers

Documentary Education Links

Viva Doc Forums
Columbia College Chicago’s documentary program
Film at Columbia
The D-Word, a longtime documentary community online

Documentary in Chicago

Towers Productions
Kartemquin

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