We’re counting down the top documentary news of 2011 on New Year’s Eve!
Filmmaker Jennifer Fox (Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman, Love and Diane, An American Love Story) became a celebrity, not for her film, but for her marketing saavy.
Fox’s My Reincarnation, which tells the story of a Tibetan master and his son’s stubborn reluctance to follow in his father’s footsteps, raised more money on Kickstarter, per person, than any other project in the crowdfunding site’s history, and broke the record for fundraising for a finished film — $154,000.
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The 2011 Documentary Year in Review Countdown…
Ford Foundation Funds Webified Documentaries
Michael Moore Sues the Weinsteins over ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Accounting
A film by you
‘Life In A Day,’ a Documentary Culled from 80,000 Filmmakers, Premieres Online
‘Senna’ Breaks U.K. Box-Office Records
Mobile device legend
Cinéma Vérité Pioneer Richard “Ricky” Leacock Dies
‘My Reincarnation’ Breaks Records on Kickstarter
Seeing is beliebing
3-D Documentaries Hit Theaters
Risks become real
War Documentarian Tim Hetherington (‘Restrepo’) Killed in Action
No flash in the pan
Popcorn.js Brings HTML5 and Interactivity to Documentaries
What if Banksy Wins an Oscar?
The Stop Online Privacy Act Catches the Web Off Guard
The West Memphis 3, Subjects of the ‘Paradise Lost’ Documentary Series, Are Set Free