Platforms for Documentary Film Content

Q. You Tube, Vimeo, Facebook, Vine, Instagram (IGTV) – how is each used by documentary filmmakers or documentarians………which one is for the ‘serious’ documentarian….. the best one for public engagement / profile raising of their work or an issue of interest? A. tbc    

When Photographs Are Discovered

Q. What happens when a undiscovered photography collection is presented to the public…..does it change the original intention of the photographer? A. tbc Resources / Links: Vivian Maier Vivian Dorothy Maier was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago’s North Shore, pursuing photography during her…


A good place to start is with a few definitions: documentarian noun a photographer specializing in producing a factual record. an expert analyst of historical documents. movies, Television.a filmmaker, producer, etc., who specializes in documentaries. a writer, photographer, or other artist whose work constitutes a document or documentary of an aspect of life. a person whose profession is to create documentary films. someone who insists upon recording every aspect of their life. one who believes in the importance and value of documents.

Submissions: Doc Media Festival 2018

Details below for submitting content to the Doc Media Festival between 6th-10th November 2018: Theme: global citizens….real people, real places, real events…. Documentary Film: You Tube –  upload the film / share link via email. Vimeo – upload the film / share link via email / we can stream the film via a password protected upload. MP4 –…

Research Project: 0º-11º Parallel Lives

0°-11° Parallel Lives be a documentarian….……..document your life! Nicaragua – Ghana – Kenya – Sri Lanka – Cambodia documenting life between The Equator 0° and 11° Parallel North How has media technology innovation since 2000 democratized the role of documentarian? Or…..How has the smartphone given ordinary global citizens the opportunity to document their daily lives…

At the intersection…..

The Documentary Media Centre organises events, education based activities and workshops covering 4 areas: documentary film documentary photography documentary audio documentary new media For further information please email John Coster on

Final Day of Doc Media Month

Documentary Media Month Review Join me for a celebration event as we look back over the programme and review the highlights of Documentary Media Month 2017. 5pm-6pm Doc Media Centre, 1st Floor, 10 Bishops Street, Leicester LE1 6AF.   The 2017 Documentary Media Month theme is global citizens dedicated to showcasing real people, real places and real events from around the world. The documentary film…