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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Darshan – Blessings of Saints

Intimate conversations with holy men and women in Rishikesh and Northern India including babas, swami’s and yogis. It includes a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles visit to Rishikesh to practice Transcendental Meditation.

Dandelion Mum

Through a sense of humour and lots of hope, a scientist is leading a fight against the institutions that do not want to cover the cancer treatment she needs to live.

Boxed In

A documentary centered on a non-immigrant Chinese in his sixties who has lived in the U.S. for almost twenty years struggling to find the place he belongs. The home he cannot return is China. The place he cannot fit in is America.

Auroras In The Northland

This is a short time lapse collection of Aurora displays shot in Northern areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin.


A personal documentary about how the trauma of her mother’s suicide has affected the life of BETHANY. Columbus College of Art & Design Student Film


Documentary film about the chief bell ringer of the cathedral church of the Vladimir icon of the Mother of God in Saint-Petersburg. He is gilding restorer by profession but he is bell ringer in spirit. So, he found his second profession on the bell tower. This film also about his students, bells, ringing and gospel’s… Read more »

Ankur: The School Without Walls

The stigmas that surrounds individuals with disabilities in India is often overlooked. This film examines one of the few integrated schools in the city Pune: Ankur Vidyamandir.

Africa Amini Alama – Africa I Believe in You

“Africa Amini Alama – Africa, I Believe in You” a film-essay A film about a special project, founded by two women – two Austrian medical doctors. They demonstrate to us how a charitable strategy and practical thinking can balance poverty in Africa and western prosperity. Christine Wallner had set herself the goal of establishing humane… Read more »

A Day in Sengulam

In 1988, on their return from Calcutta, two of Mother Teresa’s disciples founded a « Mercy Home » in Sengulam, India. Today, this hamlet still shelters many rejected people from the area: orphans, repudiated wives, beggars, disabled and poor people of all origins… In the heart of this community, they all hope for a more… Read more »

500+ The Ride Of A Lifetime

Ben Richey, Tony Vescio | United States | 2019 | 12:00 How far would you push your limits to help find the cure for cancer? The Empire State Ride is 500+ miles of cycling from New York City to Niagara Falls. Hear two cyclists amazing stories about pushing themselves to the limit in the name… Read more »