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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Old Parish Preservation Volunteers

Maura Smith, Kate Smith | United States | 00:18:41 | 2023 English Directed by Maura and Kate Smith, Old Parish Preservation Volunteers is a short form documentary film that explores the history of the Old Parish Cemetery and the work of the Old Parish Preservation Volunteers. The Old Parish Cemetery sits in the heart of… Read more »

woodland of wonder – Wisconsin’s First Preserve

Brenda Hughes | United States | 00:17:00 | 2023 English In the southwest corner of Ripon, you can find a woodland to heal your soul and inspire your mind. It’s a special place with an unsung legacy in history of Wisconsin conservation. In 1902, before the establishment of the National Park Service, a group of… Read more »

The Master Craftsman

Phillip James Sieb | United States | 00:32:18 | 2023 English A personal look into master carpenter Richard Grell’s woodworking skills and techniques, as he crafts traditional Windsor Chairs from trees grown on his family farm – a labor of love for over 50 years. Cast Richard Grell Producers Phillip James Sieb Philip C. Leiter… Read more »


David Grewe | 00:06:00 | 2023 WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

LIFESTYLE: Lowrider Faith Journey, The Armando Flores Story

Daniel Roman Hidalgo | United States | 00:17:25 | 2023 English Lowrider Armando Flores shares his journey through life’s trials and tribulations with unshaken faith. Cast Armando Flores Irma Flores Joe Ray Writer Daniel Roman Hidalgo Producers Daniel Roman Hidalgo Armando Flores Sean Patrick Didacus Cortes F.I. Cade Hanson Nate Schuster Rob Kaczmark Daniel Gebert… Read more »

The Great Storm of 1872

Corey Adkins | United States | 00:12:09 | 2023 English November, 27th 1872, the schooner-bareges Jupiter and Saturn broke their tow lines and went aground west of Whitefish Point. 15 people died that day…15 souls never seen again. Join the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival for a special… Read more »

Huguette : a story in HiFi

David Dufresne-Denis | Canada | 00:08:55 | 2023 French We don’t see much of Huguette in our family home movies. This is the story of a woman, a mother, a grandmother who has been worried all her life. Cast Sophie Chartier Writer David Dufresne-Denis Music James Forest Sound Editing Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau WATCH NOW!! Viewing Instructions

Everything is Art

Luc Beauchemin, Michel Boissonneault | Canada | 00:13:48 | 2022 French An artist-painter creates on the spot a work directly inspired by the music of five students from the Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay. The group then engages in a conversation about the importance of artistic practice in their daily lives, and they share their… Read more »

Tri-Hard: A Documentary Short Film

Shawn Malangyaon | United States | 00:10:03 | 2022 English After suffering an injury, a Costa Rican triathlete returns to compete in the National Championships. Cast Esteban Piedra Santiago Piedra Mariana Piedra Writer Shawn Malangyaon Producer Shawn Malangyaon Camera Operators Krystal Neou Francisco Mejia Editor Shawn Malangyaon Co-Editor Sabrina Beach Sound Designer Sabrina Beach

Life, Love & Lockup Volume 2

C. Nathaniel Brown | United States | 00:24:00 | 2022 English Nine men and a woman open up about challenges they had to overcome to become authentically themselves. The subtitle, My Pain Became My Character, gives a glimpse into the emotional journey caused my rape, molestation, abandonment issues and so much more. These stories are… Read more »