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Thank you for getting real with us!

We're grateful that over 1,000 documentary professionals from 20 countries joined us in LA. Thank you to all who helped make the conference a success!

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Documentary magazine is covering many topics discussed at the conference.

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Conference Themes


Keeping the documentary community healthy, diverse, productive and ready to grow.



Clarity in documentary and media: funding, ethical, budgetary, journalistic, decision-making.



Exploring the creative process and highlighting innovation in art and technology.