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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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 »

My Father’s House

Rob Shearer | United States | 00:16:30 | 2022 A pastor comes to terms with faith and failure as he witnesses the transformation of his house of worship into a home for the downtrodden. Cast Marcel Narucki Producers Rob Shearer Amanda Blaurock Director Of Photography Josiah Roetker

Identity: The Andrew Nemr Story

Jonathan Cipiti | United States | 00:22:40 | 2022 Journey with international tap dance artist Andrew Nemr as he searches for an place where he can just be. Cast Andrew Joseph Nemr Writers John Priddy Jonathan Cipiti Producers Makoto Fujimura Kevin Chan Ed Priddy John Priddy Michael Priddy Sarah Moore Cinematography Peter Pascucci Edited by… Read more »

To Dance

Jake Fuller | United States | 00:09:35 | 2022 English Portrait of the Milwaukee Ballet Company’s school of dance with kids aging in range from 3 to 14 Writer Jake Fuller Producer Jake Fuller


Ilka Goldschmidt | Brazil | 00:25:00 | 2022 Portuguese The small town of Ipuaçu, located in the west of Santa Catarina, is Brazil’s national capital of crop circles. In between October and November, they appear. When the sun comes up, the shapes are suddenly there, among the wheat. Could they be the work of extraterrestrial… Read more »

One Heck of a Game

Karen DeLuca Stephens | United States | 00:17:48 | 2022 English In the summer of 1937 during the Depression a group of 13 year old boys from an Italian immigrant neighborhood of Boston forms a baseball team. They hunt up uniforms and equipment; they join a citywide league alongside 27,000 other boys. They win every… Read more »

Girl Beer

Marena Domingo-Young | United States | 00:34:08 | 2022 English An introspective look at the history and participation of women in the craft beer industry and the trials and tribulations they experience everyday. Cast Adela Elizarrez Kelly Erickson Kelly Chandler Anne Ortega Candace Moon Nicole Geletka Laurie Porter Laura Fahey Amanda Larson Writer Marena Domingo-Young… Read more »


Andrea Schramm | Germany | 00:21:12 | 2022 German On the first day of the Corona lockdown, the director’s father is picked up by an ambulance. He dies shortly thereafter. Mother and daughter mourn in the parental apartment, isolated on 49 square meters — and connected to the outside world only by telephone. With painful… Read more »