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Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to "document" reality. Images organization and structure, sounds (text and interviews) as much as the author point of view determines the type of documentary.

Although "documentary film" originally referred to movies shot on film stock, it has subsequently expanded to include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video or made for a television series.

The chronological sequence of material, narrator figure treatment, the nature of the materials, completely real, recreations, infographic images, etc. lead to a wide variety of formats, ranging from pure documentary to creative documentaries, reaching docudrama (format in which the characters are played by themselves), reaching to fake documentary also known as a 'mockumentary'.

Often, fictional television programs adopt a structure and narrative mode very close to the documentary, and in turn, some documentary reproduce resources proper of works of fiction's creation. Documentary, as it applies here, works to identify a "filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception" that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

Documentary Filmmakers in the News
When cinema is means to an end - The Hindu

The Hindu

When cinema is means to an end
The Hindu
The memory of a film screening in Thrissur, Kerala, a few years ago, during ViBGYOR, an international short and documentary film festival, is still vivid in the mind of Chennai-based documentary filmmaker, RP Amudhan. He (and a few other organisors ...

Thai film industry seen benefiting from country hosting Asian documentary show - The Nation

Thai film industry seen benefiting from country hosting Asian documentary show
The Nation
In an effort to enhance the Thai film industry, in line with the Thailand 4.0 advanced technology vision, the Thailand Documentary Filmmakers Association (TDFA) has been established. The association has a three-way mandate: to promote Thailand as a hub ...

Women In Entertainment & ArcLight Santa Monica Line Up Female-Led Documentary Series - Deadline

Deadline

Women In Entertainment & ArcLight Santa Monica Line Up Female-Led Documentary Series
Deadline
Added Gretchen McCourt, exec VP cinema programming for ArcLight Cinemas: “If there's an opportunity to support women filmmakers, and to celebrate the rich diversity and artistry of documentary films, we're there. We are passionate about supporting ...

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