Frequently Asked Questions

These are one of the most asked questions regarding the usage of this site:

1. Who hosts these files? (DISCLAIMER)

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, etc.

This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on YouTube or Vimeo by themselves.

However, Top Documentary Films is a pro-DMCA website and as such Content Owners can use the DMCA protocol to request removal of embedded videos that they believe infringe their copyright.

We are willing to remove any violating material immediately upon request. The copyright owner must further contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely. Read the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy as use of this site constitutes acceptance of them.

2. I want to use material featured on this site. How?

Do not ask us to send you material - We don't have any. If you want to screen or feature some of the films in front of an audience in your community, in theaters, cinemas, festivals, or on a TV Network, please don't ask us if you're allowed to. Find the producers and ask them.

3. I want have my film listed on this site. How?

If you are the copyright holder please send us the link where the film can be watched online and embedded from there along with the title and/or description.

4. I have problem viewing the streaming videos. Help!

(Note: If the screen is blank and nothing happens the video has probably been removed, therefore it's not your fault. Also some of the videos are NOT iPad/iPhone compatible).

However if you're not able to watch any of the videos, the problem is on your end for sure. Millions of people are watching the films without any problem whatsoever. Occasionally 2-3 persons per week have problems due to their Browser/Internet settings or lack of the necessary software installed.

Download Firefox or Chrome. We use them and we have no problems whatsoever.
Go to Troubleshoot playing videos - YouTube Help or Playback Issues on Vimeo.

Still having problems? There's nothing more we can do about it.

5. Why have some videos been removed?

They have been removed by YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion or a similar video hosting service by any number of reasons. That is why on some of the posts there are only previews/trailers of the documentaries.

6. Who updates this site and how did it all start?

Read the About page.

Also don't forget to read through the Commenting Policy on TDF. Thanks.

Last updated: 06/24/2018