Jeff Smith, editor of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, has been blogging about the 2010 Traverse City Film Festival all week. On Saturday morning, he spent time at the very large documentary filmmakers panel, led by Michael Moore, award-winning documentary filmmaker. Here’s his insights into the challenges and rewards discussed about documentary filmmaking. In his blog, Traverse City Film Festival: Documentary Filmmakers Panel Discussion, Smith writes:

"Caught a big chunk of the documentary makers panel discussion Saturday morning, led, of course by Michael Moore, the most commercially successful documentary maker of all time, with five of the top 10 grossing documentaries to his credit. As my photo reveals, there were many documentary makers on the stage, so as you might imagine, the topics wandered a bit, but was an intimate look into the lives of documentary makers and their views. For me, one of the most interesting dialogs…. Continued….

Find the complete schedule for the Traverse City Film Festival, film descriptions, special film events and more on the MyNorth Film page.