Conversations and creative exchanges inspired by extraordinary talent, groundbreaking films and interactive and virtual reality storytelling.
In 2016 we proudly introduced Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square to the Festival programme, a place where luminaries from across the Festival exchange ideas about ground-breaking films, collaborations and interactive and virtual reality projects.
Schedule of Talks
Friday 10 June
14:00 - Digging Deeper… Snow Monkey
Science presenter Aarathi Prasad and child psychologist Sam Wass (The Secret Life of 4 Year Olds) enter the child universe of George Gittoes’ Snow Monkey
16:30 - In Conversation… with Kevin Stea and Reijer Zwaan from Strike a Pose
Join Erinma Ochu, who will talk to Kevin and Reijer about their film Strike a Pose, which screens at the festival later in the day.
Saturday 11 June - please note the Saturday talks will take place in the Crucible Delegate Lounge
10:00 - About Last Night… daily review including Life, Animated
Comedian Chella Quint and autism specialist Megan Freeth illuminate fresh perspectives on living with autism through the lens of Life, Animated
12:30 - Creative Exchange… ideas behind SEED: The Untold Story
Conservation specialist Helen Anne Curry and directors Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel discuss global efforts to protect seed varieties and why it matters to the future of food.
14:30 - Digging Deeper… Ants on a Shrimp and Miso Hungry
Food Anthropologist Kaoari O’Connor and science communicator Erinma Ochu journey into the Japanese culinary experiments that gave birth to Ants on a Shrimp and Miso Hungry
16:45 - In Conversation… Doc/Fest luminary Julie Goldman
Award-winning producer Julie Goldman from Motto films glimpses into the future of documentary.
Sunday 12 June
10:30 - About Last Night… daily review including Kiki
Join Charlie Phillips of The Guardian in conversation with Twiggy Pucci Garcon, co-writer and protagonist of Kiki
12:30 - Creative Exchange… ideas behind The Age of Consequences
Director Jared P. Scott, in conversation with creative chemist Tony Ryan and Sam Illingworth, climate expert and poet, explore ways to modify how we talk about climate change.
14:30 - Digging Deeper… Notes on Blindness
Mike Brett producer of Notes on Blindness talks with comedian Chella Quint to delve deeper into the development and making of this ground-breaking film.
16:30 - In Conversation… Doc/Fest luminary Charlie Phillips
Charlie Phillips, Head of Documentary at The Guardian, looks into the future of documentary film.
Monday 13 June
10:30 - About Last Night… daily review including Mr. Gaga
Dance filmmaker Alex Reuben and science communicator Erinma Ochu explore a life in dance through the lens of Mr. Gaga
12:30 - Creative Exchange… ideas behind Miss Sharon Jones!
Broadcaster Karen Gabay and Victoria Williamson, a specialist on the psychology of music, exchange ideas around the healing power of music.
14:30 - Digging Deeper… Doc/Fest Alternate Realities: Interactive Exhibition
Emma Cooper from Rocket talks to Professor Stephen Smith about the making of the ground-breaking New Dimensions in Testimony project from Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities: Interactive Exhibition.
16:30 - In Conversation… Doc/Fest luminary Anna Higgs
Anna Higgs Creative Director at NOWNESS and Ingrid Kopp Senior Digital Consultant at the Tribeca Film Institute discuss innovate distribution platforms for documentaries.
Tuesday 14 June
10:30 - About Last Night… daily review including There Will Be Water
Director, Per Liebeck and Engineer, Bill Watts explore big ideas to tackle environmental challenges as featured in their film, There Will Be Water.
12:30 - Creative Exchange… ideas behind Machine of Human Dreams
Director Roy Cohen in conversation with future media expert Andy Miah about the dream life of machines.
14:30 - Digging Deeper… National Bird
Carol Nahra in conversation with director Sonia Kennebeck and future media expert Andy Miah explore the power of drones to change the way we experience the world.
16:30 - In Conversation… Doc/Fest luminaries Mark Herbert and Shane Meadows
Close friends and long-term collaborators, acclaimed, award-winning writer and filmmaker Shane Meadows and producer and CEO Mark Herbert of award-winning Sheffield-based indie Warp Films join Erinma Ochu for an informal conversation about Shane and Mark’s current work.
Wednesday 15 June
10:30 - About Last Night… daily review including India in a Day
Director Richie Metha discuses this ground-breaking, crowd sourced film, executive produced by Ridley Scott.
12:30 - Creative Exchange… ideas behind Unlocking the Cage
Bob McKay, an expert on the human-animal relations in literature, delves into the ideas behind Unlocking the Cage with journalist Camila Ruz.
14:30 - Digging Deeper… Doc/Fest Alternate Realities: Virtual Reality Arcade
Emma Cooper from Rocket looks into the making of the ground-breaking virtual reality project In My Shoes with creator Jane Gauntlett.
16:45 - In Conversation… a Doc/Fest luminary
Join a Doc/Fest luminary for a glimpse into the future of documentary film