Thousands of films and hundreds of links to schools, festivals and organizations from around the globe are now a few clicks away.
Filmmakers, researchers, students, educators, and filmgoers can now find the best films on social issues in the world thanks to a new search engine called 'Documentary Guide'.
Documentary Guide is a research and education platform that gathers documentaries, festivals, schools and organizations found all over the Internet. Dubbed “the most carefully curated and indexed documentary film guide now available online,” the website helps documentary film lovers and people involved in film-making to find their way through the global maze of cinematic resources currently accessible.
Documentary Guide is easy to use. After entering a film title or keywords, visitors will have access to a list of results. Each entry is clickable and includes comprehensive information (summary, subject matter and related topics).
And the same goes for the hundreds of festivals, schools and organizations that are part of the database. In particular, Documentary Guide provides complete contact information for them.
The website also comes with some interactive features. Users can easily store their search history by dragging and dropping their finds in the “Scratchlist” area. And they can also suggest links to films, schools, festivals and organizations for inclusion in the search engine.
According to the press release announcing the launch of the platform:
Documentary Guide is [...] one of the few curated search engines on the Internet. We have researched and indexed thousands of films, hundreds of sites and numerous databases from around the globe. We have organized them, tagged them and curated them for education and awareness. This platform is made for film makers, researchers, filmgoers, students, educators and all individuals who strive to learn more, know more and do more.
To start using Documentary Guide, visit www.documentaryguide.com.