The "reel wiki" is a documentary wiki launched by the European documentary networking platform reelisor and edited by its members as well as any other interested users. Our vision is to create a documentary industry guide, a user-generated platform with content from all over the globe and knowledge sharing at its best.
The "reel wiki" is based on the open-source MediaWiki software. The concept of the international Wiki encyclopedia allows everybody - registered and unregistered users - to contribute to the website as an author or editor. With the help of the doc film community, this wiki will grow slowly but steadily. It will become a complex guide for filmmakers, newcomers, experts, training initiatives, distributors, for anybody connected to the docu film business.
It's non-profit, it's complex, it's inspiring - It's up to you!
The "reel wiki" is accessible by everybody, at any time and from anywhere in the world. It is a user-generated, up-to-date online resource with relevant content from the documentary film business. The "reel wiki" answers to questions you always wanted to ask. Here you can find information on funding, documentary training, filmmaking, literature, genres, festivals, markets and much more. Together with other Reelisors and interested users you can expand, modify or rebuild the wiki and thus contribute to the creation of a special-interest wikipedia with high-quality content and topics you are really interested in.
The first steps are easy and are described here.
The "reel wiki" content differs from that on Wikipedia in manys ways:
In fact, the "reel wiki" is a something like an experiment. Our vision is to create a documentary guide for the documentary business with the help of interested and very engaged documentary film professionals and experts.
We are convinced that it will work and that with the help of all of you, we are able to create a huge knowledge database for the entire documentary film community!
It is very easy to contribute to the "reel wiki": There is a whole list of wanted articles. Just click on the red title to start editing an article on that topic.
For many articles, you don't even have to register. But there are also more sensitive topics which require a registration. Yes, we know, another registration, another login, another password. Don't worry, it's quick. And we assure you that we are planning to link the accounts, so that you will only need to register and update one profile in the future.
Our goal is to create a wiki which helps all documentary professionals to share and gain knowledge on the business. To be part of the discussions will be inspiring, helpful and interesting for all of us!
Discuss your thoughts If you want to discuss something specific to an article, click the discuss tab for that article to use its talk page.
Learn how to use a wiki If you are new to wikis, please go to the "reel wiki" help section for a QUICK START.
For more information on getting started, please consult the detailed Editor's Guide on then central wiki platform.