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When the Making of a Documentary Is as “Insane as the Movie Itself”

Filmmakers behind 'Operation Odessa,' 'Tickling Giants' and 'Wasted! The Story of Food Waste' reveal the backstories of their Emmy contenders, which dug into the rise and fall of a Miami arms trafficker, the unlikely tale of a surgeon-turned-comedian and the food waste epidemic, respectively.

Yance Ford Reveals Why He’s Glad He Waited to Make ‘Strong Island’

It took 14 years for the first-time director to begin making the documentary, and 10 years to complete it.

Racial Injustice to Politics: How This Year’s Docs Tackled America’s Biggest Challenges

"These stories are timely and timeless," says filmmaker John Ridley of docs that explore historical wounds.

Filmmakers Get Personal to Share Their Own Family Stories in Contending Docs

"I felt like I should shoot him in his natural habitat, or no one ever would know what he was like," says 'Arthur Miller: Writer' director Rebecca Miller on capturing her father's life and work through decades-old footage.

Oscar Trend: Titles of Best Picture Winners Keep Getting Shorter

Less seems to be more when it comes to naming your film in recent years, as Hollywood has moved away from the lengthy titles of yore in favor of single headings.

Oscars: How ‘Arrival’s’ “Cerebral” Script Made Its Long Journey to the Screen

"I got a lot of blank looks," says Eric Heisserer, who spent years pitching producers his screenplay about language, free will and destiny.

Oscars: How ‘Before the Flood’ and More International Docs Are Tackling Interconnected Global Issues

From the refugee crisis to climate change, these possible contenders illustrate just how intertwined the world's problems are.

Hamptons Film Festival Director on Why the Summer Enclave Lures A-Listers in the Fall

Edward Norton will be honored at the Oct. 6-10 fest, which this year will screen Alex Gibney's upcoming A&E series 'The Killing Season' alongside such awards hopefuls as 'La La Land' for its "Oscar-voting film crowd."

Oscars: Documentary Short Nominees Tackle Big Issues

From Ebola in Liberia (in a project produced by Olivia Wilde) to honor crimes in Pakistan, these five small films deal with complex and urgent global issues.

Oscars: From ‘Amy’ to ‘Winter on Fire,’ Documentary Nominees Shine a Light on a Harsh World

This year's contenders explore genocide, drug cartels, doomed revolutions and tragic crooners, as their directors reveal the sense of mission that drives them to tell challenging stories.

Why Santa Barbara Film Fest Is Kicking Off With an Animated Movie

This year, for the first time, the festival opens with an animation: from the director of 'Kung Fu Panda,' a $60 million adaptation of the beloved children's book 'The Little Prince.'