Related Links

Here are some places we like to go for information:

Documentary and other Media Organizations

  • American Film Institute
  • AIVF: The association of independent video and filmmakers
  • Bay Area Video Coalition: independent media arts center; offers training, facilities and rental, and online resources including job listings
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting: funding and promotion of public telecommunication services
  • list of resources for filmmakers including production companies
  • D-Word Forums: public online forum on documentary film and virtual doc conferences
  • Documentary Arts: general site including film/video, books, photos, and audio
  • Doubletake: online guide to documentary arts
  • Film Arts Foundation: non-profit organization in the media arts field, providing training, equipment, information, consultations, and exhibition opportunities to independent filmmakers
  • filmwaves: UK magazine for low/no budget filmmakers and audiences
  • Documentary Educational Resources: production, distribution and promotion of ethnographic and documentary films from around the world
  • comprehensive site for documentary filmmakers including film festivals, funding, etc.
  • Film/Video Arts: non-profit media arts center in NYC, providing training, equipment and collaboration among filmmakers
  • Frameline: promotion and distribution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer media arts; presents the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • Independent Television Service: creation and presentation of independently produced programs, distribution of online “Beyond the Box Monthly” newsletter
  • IndieWIRE: resources for independent filmmakers
  • International Documentary Association: job listings, funding opportunities among other services
  • International Film Seminars: The Robert Flaherty Film Seminars
  • National Film Board of Canada: Started in 1939 by John Grierson. Makes and distributes documentaries about Canada, its people and beyond.
  • National Video Resources: promotes public’s awareness of and access to independently produced media & film and video with focus on diversity and cultural expression
  • New York Documentary Center: screening and discussion forums, film festival
  • Ozonline: listing of Southeastern US resources for film, video, and other visual arts
  • POV-Point of View: PBS’ showcase for independent non-fiction films.
  • Public Broadcasting System: One of the primary sources for documentary in the United States.
  • Realscreen Magazine: The business side of documentary.
  • Screening the Past: International electronic journal of visual media and history
  • Sundance Institute: Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford. Fosters independent vision in cinema.
  • Women in Film: LA-based network providing contacts, events, and programs including mentoring, service announcements, internships, grants, and scholarships.
  • Women in Film and Video: nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, multimedia, and related disciplines with 40 chapters around the world.
  • Women Make Movies: production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.

Film Festivals

*“”: a list of exclusively documentary film festivals and a comprehensive listing of film festivals.

Granting Agencies

Research and Archival


  • FilminFlorida: The Governor’s Office of Film & Entertainment is the state’s economic development program for the development and expansion of the motion picture and entertainment industry sectors.
  • Filming Florida: Images of the Sunshine State.
  • Florida State Archives: various online collections, including photographic; indexes and guides, e.g. video and film collection.

Intellectual Property and Public Domain

Documentary Distributors

Production and Technology