Documentary Short

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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La amable euforia de la danza

Miguel Castanet | United States | 00:48:32 | 2021 English, Spanish Man is a victim of his circumstances, a man who is forced to flee his country, a victim of a communist regime for being an artist and homosexual, a man who has to adapt and survive a new culture and language and who fights… Read more »

The Missing

Jary Nemo | Australia | 00:11:21 | 2021 English When WW1 brought Australians face to face with mass death a Red Cross Information Bureau and post-war graves workers laboured to help families grieve for the missing. The unprecedented death toll of the First World War generated a burden of grief. Particularly disturbing was the vast… Read more »

Harbour Lights

Jary Nemo | Australia | 00:17:51 | 2021 English In Melbourne Australia at the turn of the 20th century a pioneering network of women at the Mission to Seafarers supported sailors who risked their lives at sea. The documentary ‘Harbour Lights’ tells the remarkable story of the Ladies Harbour Lights Guild and the lives of… Read more »

the sky is the limit

Mirka Anderson | United Kingdom | 00:24:54 | 2021 English The film, produced by the mother, is about the life of her 33 yrs old daughter Emma who has Down’s Syndrome. Despite all social, physical and psychological adversities she is a symbol of success as a prolific artist and emanates positive energy with calm, humour… Read more »

Behind my eyes.

Ivan Acosta | United States | 00:40:10 | 2021 Spanish September 11, 2001, began as a beautiful summer day, with a pleasant heat, a diaphanous light, and the bustle of thousands of New Yorkers commuting to their activities, to fulfill their civic duty to vote and to drop off their children in centers and daycare… Read more »


Sonia Edith Rivera Lebron | Puerto Rico | 00:27:00 | 2021 Spanish This audiovisual project explores the history of a municipal band in Puerto Rico, with more than 100 years of services to the communities. It addresses the importance of cultural administration in the municipalities. As secondary themes, this project examines: the role of women… Read more »

Saving Robin Williams – as told in his own words

Lawrence Whitener | United States | 00:28:08 | 2021 English If you discovered time travel into the past, but could only use it once, and only for 15 minutes…Who would you save, and why? Cast Roger Kabler Lawrence Whitener Writer Lawrence Whitener Producers David Langlitz Marc Lapadula Crew Mark Fronk, Director of Photography DJ Ohlow,… Read more »

The Lost Scene

Maggie Roback | United States | 00:45:01 | 2021 English As filmmaker Maggie Roback moved through life one question kept emerging in her head: where did all the bands go? She had heard many stories over the years of the once very active and vibrant local music scene in her hometown of Adrian, Michigan, which… Read more »

Homecoming Song

Daniel Janke | Canada | 00:20:24 | 2021 English, French, German Homecoming Song [English; sous-titres Français; Deutsche Untertitel] is a poetic documentary that tells the parallel stories of two men who came home. Many years ago Kaax’achgook of the Kiks.adi clan of Southeast Alaska disappeared at sea, and was thought lost by his family and… Read more »


AJ Wilhelm | United States | 00:11:22 | 2021 Haitian Gifted as a teenager, Jérôme “Junior” Simeon was recruited by top Haitian roots music group “Racine Mapou de Azor” and spent 20 years touring the world. When the lead singer of his band dies unexpectedly Junior’s high-profile career comes to a shocking halt and he… Read more »