My students want to make a documentary using clips from other movies. Is this okay?

It is important to keep in mind that while fair use provisions allow students to include some clips in curricular projects, this is likely to limit further distribution options for the student’s project. It is important for students to keep track of their sources should they need to secure rights for future alternative uses for their final projects. For further information about guidelines for fair use and film making consult:

Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use

Carleton’s Copyright Site