For the final panel discussion in our series of virtual sessions we are pleased to welcome a panel of filmakers, commissioners and industry support organisations to explore documentary making and mental health, from both a filmmakers and contributers points of view. 

Filmmakers' and Contributors' Mental Health: How Can We Do Better? - Thursday 20 August, 11:00 (BST)

According to recent research in the UK, 9 out of 10 film and television workers have experienced a mental health issue - and that was before the Corona Crisis. A panel of filmmakers, commissioning editors, trauma experts and policy makers discuss ways to handle difficult content for documentary film and factual TV makers. The session aims to raise awareness of practices that encourage good mental health, while focusing attention on the ethical and emotional challenges of working with vulnerable contributors, filming in hostile environments and navigating these uncertain times.

Full details here

All Digital Industry Pass Holders can register to watch the session live on Zoom and a recording will be available on our Doc/Player platform soon after the event.

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Recordings of previous sessions in the series are on the Doc/Player platfrom, available to all Digital Industry Pass Holders. 

We are busy planning our programme of Doc/Fest weekenders for the Autumn, in Sheffield, which will include screenings, our Alternate Realities exhibition and talks with filmmakers and on-screen talent and panel sessions focusing on new talent from the nations and regions, sustainable filmmaking practice and decolonizing documentary and art, amongst others. Full details will be announced in September. 

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