Documentary Feature

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show or released for screening in cinemas. “Documentary” has been described as a “filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception” that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Voices from Vietnam

Mark Biggs | United States | 00:52:05 | 2021 English In March 1967, Lt. Larry Rottmann deployed to Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division. For the next 30 years, like so many other Americans and Vietnamese, he struggled to make sense of that war. Seeking answers and some semblance of personal peace, he returned to… Read more »

Intimate Violence

Nolan Zunk | United States | 01:43:47 | 2021 English Co-director Stephanie Sandberg Cast Ellen Gerstein Lisa Richards Producer Shawn Paul Evans


Angela Bedekovic | Germany | 01:25:58 | 2021 Arabic, English, French, German, Somali The question of meaning seems to occupy humanity since the beginning of time and the attempts to find an answer are as diverse as the human beings themselves. But what happens when one tries to examine that question from a non-human perspective?… Read more »

SA24 – Two Dozen Songs from Now

Brian Allen | United States | 00:56:03 | 2021 English A group of San Antonio poets, composers, and performers collaborates to create twenty-four songs “from now” in this quietly powerful tribute to the creative process. Cast Wendy Barker Jenny Browne Darrell Pittman Octavio Quintanilla Carol Coffee Reposa Harold Rodinsky Nathan Felix William Gokelman Charles Goodhue… Read more »

Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story

Peter Huston | United States | 00:50:00 | 2021 English Emma Gatewood was the first woman to solo thru-hike the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail in 1955 after raising 11 children and surviving domestic abuse. This documentary tells her story through first-person actor portrayal and interviews with historians, hikers, and Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff. Cast Anne McEvoy… Read more »

No Limits – No Regrets

Dan “Axe” DeKruif | United States | 01:21:03 | 2021 English NLNR chronicles the high-octane, true-life, record-smashing cross-country motorcycle adventure. Two wheels. Two coasts. Eight states. One adrenaline addict. 33 hours, 10 minutes. Cast Dan “Axe” DeKruif Writer Dan “Axe” DeKruif Producer Dan “Axe” DeKruif

The Search for the Cheeseman

Matthew Aird | United States | 01:32:00 | 2020 English Two friends go on a 20 year adventure to make and release a feature comedy. Cast Matthew Aird Kris Hallesy Writers Matthew Aird Alexander Weckell Producer Alexander Weckell

Passion Makes School

Alfonso (Rino) Cacciola | Italy | 01:19:00 | 2020 Italian Ivan is a 12 year old boy who wants to make a documentary. He is looking for a topic that involves him and he interviews his classmates to find it. When spring arrives he is attracted by the beauty of nature and, with his video,… Read more »

Diagnosing Healthcare

Paul Roberts | United States | 01:29:19 | 2020 English A social-impact documentary that centers on health care reform. The intention of the film is to start a discussion and to spur debate about the future of health care. Through artistic footage, the film identifies the most problematic areas of the current mainstream health care… Read more »


JOVI MACO | Spain | 01:20:00 | 2020 Spanish They say that the beating of a butterfly’s wings can cause a tornado in another part of the world.” This is a documentary based on a personal experience that aims to generate a global awareness of commitment and protection of the environment and land Writers LIBERTAD… Read more »