Spring 2017 cover of Documentary magazine with origami camera on tripod

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The Bottom Line:
Facing the Future of Film Funding Spring 2017

The documentary community is facing the loss of vital sources of public funding—which, in turn, have spurred further support from foundations, corporations and individuals. That said, we devote the Spring issue to funding, fundraising and sustainability.


  • A Face in the Crowd: Kickstarter's Liz Cook Charts a Sustainable Path for Documentary Crowdfunding

    Last December, the popular crowdfunding platform...
  • The Messy Truth behind a Day Job as a Documentarian

    I was sitting at an IDA-produced summit on...
  • Creating a Path for Sustainability in the Documentary World

    By Michael Bracy & Cynthia Lopez By Michael...
  • think BIG, take RISKS, be BOLD

    The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund: Where Journalism and Filmmaking Meet

    In the months leading up to the launch of the IDA...
  • Something's Gotta Give: Documentary Funds Adapt to a New Political Climate

    At the IDA's first Getting Real Conference in...