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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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 »

A Brief History of Hollywood

Nate Barlow | United States | 00:09:30 | 2021 English Two histories intertwined…the histories of the Hollywood Sign and of the Hollywood industry, visually interwoven. Writer Nate Barlow Producer Nate Barlow Composer David James Nielsen

An Artist’s Journey from China to America

BiLan Liao | United States | 00:44:13 | 2021 English The true story through BiLan Liao’s artwork and her book “Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter”. She came to America at her age 45 to have the freedom to paint her and her family’s journey under the dictator Mao Zedong to search for the truth and… Read more »

A Tear

Teresa Nduta | Kenya | 00:20:00 | 2021 English Chelsea, I am The Executive Producer of a short film that was produced in Kenya about the criminal incest problem that is taking place there in most families. The film release is accompanied with the book that details one experience that is the foundation of our… Read more »

Too Good to be Forgotten

Andy Bystrom | United States | 00:19:59 | 2020 English On May 29, 2020 this movie was updated and increased by 11 minutes, to a total length of just short of 20 minutes. The Movie Too Good to be Forgotten is a personal Navy Documentary on World War II and Korean War Patrol Craft Sailors…. Read more »

Flamenco in My Soul

Mensura Burridge | Croatia | 00:13:34 | 2020 Croatian Nina Coric from Zagreb, Croatia loved to sing flamenco. Her talent was discovered and today she is singer and promoter of flamenco in Croatia and the region. Cast Nina Coric Writer Mensura Burridge Producer Mensura Burridge