“We usually wait until the end of the year to put our documentary panel coverage and filmmaker interviews into a guide containing the best advice we’ve cultivated over the course of the year. But with the triumph of Laura Poitras’ “CITIZENFOUR” at the Academy Awards this year, along with the successful release of films like “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” and “The Hunting Ground,” we realized that we shouldn’t wait, because audiences and the industry seem to be in agreement on the incredible importance of documentary filmmaking.
This guide is more like a portal. It’s not meant to answer all of your questions, but rather, to provide you with access to meaningful context from individuals who are experts in the field. Every article included was published in 2015. Later on in the year, we will put together a fuller survey.”