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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Do You Like Peacocks?

Mary Clay Fields | United States | 2017 | 29:23 Facebook In a non-descript studio by the railroad tracks in small-town Irondale, Alabama, a group of adults with autism and their dedicated instructors convene every day to make art. In “Do You Like Peacocks?” we get to know the unique personalities behind the “mask” of …Read more »

Jacob’s Footprints

 Abigail Hepner Gross, Sam Fishman, Len Khodorkovsky (Jamestown Associates) | United States | 2017 | 15:15 Facebook | Twitter Jacob is an 18 year old boy with cerebral palsy.  Despite significant physical and learning challenges, he has changed the way many think about individuals with disabilities.  “He’s a role model for all of us to …Read more »

Salto Mortale

Giorge G. Souladze | United States | 2016 | 31:00 Georgian with English Subtitles Mr. Tediashvili is one of the first performers of the Georgian National Circus. In 1957 he left academic theatre and joined the circus. Since then he never stopped performing on the arenas of various cities in the USSR and Europe. In …Read more »

The 30th of May

James William Theres, Chris Windfield | United States | 2016 | 28:44 Facebook This film is a story of African American tradition, patriotism and empowerment in the Deep South. Since the end of the Civil War, African Americans in Vidalia, La., and Natchez, Ms. have come together to celebrate black military service on Memorial Day. …Read more »


Katherine Stepnowski | United States | 2017 | 11:38 Chosen, the documentary film, reveals the perspectives of trans-racial families who are united through adoption. Interviews and images of daily life show what the “norm” is for these families. For them, the preexisting difficulties and anxieties of parent-child bonding are augmented by trans-racial adoption. Consistent support …Read more »


Colleen McCreanor | United States | 2017 | 30:00 Unfortunately, we are exposed to a variety of situations where teenagers have made poor decisions. Often the consequences are minimal, and they have the opportunity to learn and grow into adulthood. However, drugs and alcohol can change that. The consequences can be extreme, and there is …Read more »

Gandhi, Untouchables and Me

Rao Rampilla | United States | 2016 | 40:38 Facebook | Twitter Have you ever been aware or even cared that 300 millions of human beings are looked down as “untouchables.”  In India the curse of being a nonentity remains like a plague from 1,000 BC until the present.  This way of life that man’s …Read more »


Bill Green | United States | 2017 | 6:30 Twitter A look into the world of free noise music from the perspective of an emerging artist in the scene. Cast Cameron Macnair Writer Bill Green Producer Bill Green

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Fueling Fierce: The Shannon Heil Story

Christian de Rezendes | United States | 2016 | 13:22 Facebook In July 2013, Shannon Heil was killed in a car accident in Burrillville, RI. She was 18. “Fueling Fierce” is about how people chose to honor her tragic death by inspiring and investing in humanity. Cast Shannon Heil Producer Christian de Rezendes Brian Heil

Clusters of Trouble – 2017 September 24 Crop Circle

Shihyun Wang | United States | 2017 | 9:58 Is the warning about the Vegas Massacre? or about the many disasters popping up around the globe? Did Nostradamus warn with details on the Vegas Massacre? Cast Ken Peters Writer Shihyun Wang Producer Shihyun Wang