In this 5-episode podcast season, we interview four creative nonfiction filmmakers about their latest films and how they are pushing the boundaries of what documentary and nonfiction film can be.
This five-episode podcast season features interviews with four creative nonfiction filmmakers.
Creative nonfiction films, otherwise known as hybrid or experimental documentaries, push the boundaries of how we traditionally conceive of documentary.
Join us for a podcast season that picks up where our book Subjective realities: The art of creative nonfiction left off.
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What is documentary vs. creative nonfiction?
“With documentary, you’re making some kind of pact with the audience about the type of creative license you either are or aren’t taking.”
-Penny Lane, director of NUTS!, Our Nixon, and Hail Satan?
“Nonfiction’ still feels to me like… what is that? The negatively defined thing.”
-Kirsten Johnson, director of Dick Johnson is Dead
Through essays and interviews with filmmakers, discover a variety of approaches to cutting edge creative nonfiction filmmaking.
From animated documentary to reclaiming history to live documentaries, explore the spectrum between fiction and nonfiction.
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Discover more creative nonfiction films
We’ve been closely following innovations in creative nonfiction film for a decade. Through our articles and podcasts, discover more films we think fit into this category and interviews with filmmakers who make them.