Documentary films

Documentary films and film-makers, online documentaries, festivals, organizations, awards and festivals
A guide to websites

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American Film Foundation: 
an award-winning not-for-profit documentary production foundation.


Awards *

Grierson Awards
The Grierson Awards recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.

BAFTA awards for documentary.

Academy Award winners for documentary.

IDA Documentary Awards 

Sundance Documentary Awards

Wikipedia list of documentary film awards.

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Bright Lights Film Journal
Reviews and articles on documentary films.

British documentaries *

BBC 4 Documentaries

BBC Archive
Take a trip through othe BBC’s collective past with the archives and discover themed collections of radio and TV programmes, documents and photographs.

BBC Archives, Rare Clips & Video Archives
BBC Motion Gallery

Britfilms British Film Catalogue
Documentaries

British documentaries. 
The British Film Institute searchable database of collections.

British Pathe newsreel archives.

Doc House
DocHouse was formed to support and promote documentary in the UK. DocHouse aims to increase participation and develop new audiences for documentaries in the cinema, on television and emerging media.

Scottish Documentary Institute
SDI is an internationally recognised documentary research centre at The Edinburgh College of Art.

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David L. Wolper Center for the Study of Documentary
Documentary archives.

Doc Films, University of Chicago 

Documentaries, by name; databases, directories *

Documentaries.
Search by name at The Internet Movie Database (IMDB.

Documentaries, by country.
Wikipedia

Documentary and Ethnographic Film: 
A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries

Documentary Classics
UC Berkeley Media Resources Center

Docuseek
A search site for independent documentary videos.

Documentary Archive
A resource for documentary film enthusiasts.

Documentary films.
Documentary films and documentary film-making resources from The Open Directory Project.

Documentary film makers *

Documentary film makers.
The  Open Directory Project

Documentary film directors
Wikipedia

Documentary Films
Watch documentaries online for free.

Documentary film news and reviews.

Documentary and Ethnographic Film: 
A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries

Documentary Classics
UC Berkeley Media Resources Center

Colombre, 
an Italian documentary and social communication resource.

The Documentary Filmmakers Group,
the UK’s largest documentary organisation.

Docurama,
a video label devoted to documentary film.

Documentary Films Net
News, reviews, and filmmaker resources.

Docuseek
A search site for independent documentary videos.

Documentary Archive
A resource for documentary film enthusiasts.

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European documentary film *

Eeast Silver
A Central and Eastern European documentary film website.

European documentary film making. 
Documentary in Europe.

European Documentary Network
European Documentary Network covers all areas of the genre from all over the world: reviews of new films, reports from festivals, interviews with filmmakers, technical developments, industry issues, aesthetic and ethical issues.


Filmarchives-online.eu
Web portal of European film archives

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Festivals *

Documentary film festivals around the world. 
A resource directory.

Documentary Film Festival Listings
An extensive listings of film festivals from DocumentaryFilms.net.

Aldeburgh Documentary Festival (UK)
A leading public-facing celebration of the documentary film.

Chicago International Documentary Festival

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival | Vancouver, Canada

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, U.K.

Hot Docs
North America’s largest documentary festival

The London International Documentary Festival – LIDF

New York International Documentary Festival

Open City Docs Fest, London
The festival award categories include Grand Jury Award, Best Emerging Director, Best UK Documentary, Best Short Film and Best MyStreet Film.If you have made a documentary feature or short, from anywhere in the world, submit your film here.

Philadelphia Documentary and Fiction Festival

Sheffield International Documentary Festival

Folklore. An online archive of folklore documentaries.

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

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International Documentary Association

ildocumentario.it
The Italian documentary website.

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Online documentaries *

Insight News TV

Media Rights: Media that Matters

Doc-Film-Net
Watch Documentary Films Online

Top Documentary Films
A list of viewable documentaries, catalogued by subject.

Reviews and news *

Documentary Films.Net
News, reviews, and filmmaker resources.

The Documentary Blog

International Documentary Association

Wikipedia entry on documentary film.