Often making for the most fascinating stories in cinema year in and year out, 2013 once again made way for some stellar documentaries. With Leviathan, The Act of Killing, Blackfish and more, some of our favorites of the year reside in the genre. The Hollywood Reporter, after talking with directorsactorsactressesproducersscreenwriterscinematographers, and breakthrough talents, have released a one-hour roundtable with some of the top documentary filmmakers.

Sitting down with Errol Morris (The Unknown Known), Lucy Walker (The Crash Reel), Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie, We Steal Secrets), Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom), Teller (Tim’s Vermeer), James Toback (Seduced and Abandoned), the filmmakers discussed the struggles to get their stories to the screen, the shifting of the narrative as production progresses, the subjects they captured and much, much more. Check out the full conversation below.

What’s your favorite documentary of the year?

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