The D-Word is the world's pre-eminent online community for documentary filmmakers. It hosts a free discussion forum and online conferences on all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including fundraising, production, camera, sound, distribution, legal and many more. It has more than 12,000 members from 127 countries.
Although The D-Word is an online community, relationships formed there carry into the offline world including meet-ups at film festivals, peer collaborations, and partnerships with film festivals, publications, and other industry organizations to offer round-ups of pitching forums, peer pitch, and other workshops.
While The D-Word is free and managed by volunteers, funding supports the upkeep and upgrades of the site.