Interested in taking classes workshops or courses on documentary film? Or maybe you’re interested in a degree program for documentary filmmakers. There are dozens (hundreds?) of schools in the US that offer documentary film classes, but only a handful that offer majors or a substantial number of documentary filmmaking courses.Read More →

If you’re familiar with the Documentary program at Columbia College Chicago, then you've probably seen, heard about, had as a sub, and or had as a teacher Anu. Born in New Delhi, India, she's had many roles on many films, both narrative and documentary. In addition to her teaching dutiesRead More →

Documenting Social Justice is being offered in the Spring 2010 semester. This is a course that has been offered before and has been revamped. It has been updated so that students can produce media that employs media tools to create social change.  The course description:  40-3340  Documenting Social Injustice*  SocialRead More →

Check out the selection of new courses for the Documentary Program. 24 – 2806 Documentary Research Comprehensive overview of documentary research and pragmatic documentary writing. Critically analyze and evaluate sources and evidence. Develop research protocols and methodology. Conduct primary research resulting in a working hypothesis and leading to a proposalRead More →

Johnathan Olsheski, an up-and-coming Philadelphian filmmaker, hit the streets during the midnight hours to follow and film the nightly routine of a “scrapper” ― you may know them as those drifting individuals who push shopping carts filled with metal scraps ― these vagabonds forage around searching for discarded waste, collecting junk with little to no value, in hopes to sell it and turn a profit. The result of Jonathan’s followings is The Scrapper, a 32 minute doc Read More →

My thesis project, Untitled DREAM Act Film, is transitioning from casual pre-production to real pre-production. What does that mean? It means that it’s time to stop playing around and start working on this film. One way that I thought of to do this was to talk to someone who hasRead More →

VivaDocsters, doc lovers, filmmakers, Columbia students, staff, faculty and alumni: VivaDoc is thrilled to announce the formation of Small Groups for people interested in making, screening, and talking about docs within the context of small groups. Whether you’re looking for support in completing your own project, want to collaborate onRead More →