THE FRAME OF OUR STORIES

“I began to move beyond the simplicity of windows and mirrors and was confronted with the power of the frame.” This is a quote from Alan...

What happens in the mix?

EDITORS CHOICE: DVD in DOX #99 DOX:LAB experiments with hybrid forms of filmmaking, enabling crossovers, not only between directors and cultures,...

The Terrorist Next Door

VELVET TERRORISTS Directors Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarcík, Ivan Ostrochovský, Slovakia/Czech Republic/Croatia, 2013, 87 min During the 1980s,...

THE CASE OF THE PRIVATE DETECTIVE

THE SHADOW Director Line Hatland, Norway, 2013, 45 mins. How do you make a portrait documentary about a retired private detective? You of course...

From the bottom of the food chain

HILTON! – HERE FOR LIFE Director Virpi Suutari, Finland, 2013, 75 min “Everything I see is grey”, says Mira, one of the residents of...

Wintry exoticism

PIPELINE Director: Vitaly Mansky, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, 2013, 121 min. Three crosses in the snow – not Christian ones, different...

Why public TV ?

Kostas Spiropoulos, former general manager of Greek public station ERT, takes a look at the Greek media landscape, where “documentaries” is an...

The question of Higgs

How do you transform elusive, scientific research into a fascinating narrative that an audience can engage with on an emotional level? This is the...

Hot Docs
breaks through

Canada’s doc festival grew into an international force between the founding of  the Toronto Documentary Forum in 2000 and the SARS crisis of 2003....

The Burma Journal

Producer and international documentary ambassador Peter Wintonick recounts his findings as a jury member at the First Human Rights Human Dignity...

New Mantra of Storytelling

Stories, audiences and the in-between: Why transmedia is going to make (even more) sense. Among professionals working on transmedia projects, it...

TENGGER
Riding on the volcano

In East Java, at an altitude of 2392 meters and covering the massive Sandsea Caldera, the still-active Bromo Volcano is located. It is still dwarfed...

A rising star

Turkish documentary flourishes in an increasingly polarized political climate. Turkey became the center of global attention following the Gezi...

Balancing form and content

When does the digital form work together with the content? When does it enhance the experience and when does it dilute it? It is debatable...

The question is not how? But why?

At Łódź Film School the art of filmmaking is both present and past, documentary and fiction.  At the 53rd edition of the Krakow Film Festival...

How do memories sound?

In the second of a series of articles on sound design in documentaries, Peter Albrechtsen – a sound designer himself – focuses on the visionary...