Tag: documentary film



Event | Doctor’s Hours for Film/Video, New Media, and Multidisciplinary Artists

This Monday, April 1 event will offer one-on-one individual consultations with industry professionals. Are you a film/video, new media, or multidisciplinary artist in need of some career advice? The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce an upcoming session of its popular Doctor’s Hours program, which is designed to provide creatives…

Event | Fair Use for Documentary Filmmakers

Documentarian David Van Taylor will present on the topic on Thursday, March 21 at NYFA’s  office in Brooklyn. Fair use is a provision of the Copyright Act that allows certain uses of copyrighted works, such as making and distributing copies of protected material, without permission. Though it’s a very old concept, and was written into…

Business of Art | Music Licensing for Documentary Films

Create the perfect atmosphere with music. Music can have an enormous influence on the mood and impact of your film, but you need to remember that virtually every piece of included music, no matter how long it is played, will need to be licensed and paid for. During a workshop that took place at The…

Event | Music Licensing for Documentary Films

Presented by Emmy and Peabody Award-Winning Filmmaker Peter Miller on Thursday, November 8. The right music can be a central part of documentary storytelling, and it’s essential to know how to get permission to include other people’s songs and recordings in your film. Join the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) on Thursday, November…

Event | Film Festival Strategies: What They Are and Why You Need One

On September 20, learn from Kathy Brew, guest curator of The Museum of Modern Art’s “Doc Fortnight” Festival. Film festivals are more than just opportunities to screen a film. They launch a film into theaters and other platforms, attract interest from distributors, provide important publicity, and constitute the primary way some films will be seen…