Feature Documentary: A View from the Funds11:00 (BST) Thursday 6 August 2020


What is on the horizon for feature documentary? The interest in documentary had been steadily growing amongst funders, platforms and audiences. In light of COVID-19, it is documentary that is expected to get back on its feet fastest. Bringing together international funders to reflect on their current priorities and remits, this panel aims to bring the process of production into focus from the perspective of its financial enablers. Reflecting on the changing landscape of commissioning, distribution and audience, this will be an opportunity to reflect on the future of cinematic documentary.

The session is produced and chaired by BAFTA nominated producer Elhum Shakerifar (Hakawati)

and the panel includes:

Chu Hui Yang (Senior Program Officer, JustFilms - Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation)
Adrian Kawaley-Lathan (Creative Director, Bertha Foundation)
Jess Search (Chief Executive, Doc Society)
Khalil Benkirane (Head of Grants, Doha Film Institute)
Charlotte Cook (Co-Creator & Executive Producer, Field of Vision)

Further information on the funds that the panelists represent:

Bertha Foundation - https://berthafoundation.org/storytellers/ 
Doc Society / BFI https://docsociety.org/funds/ 
Doha Film Institute - https://www.dohafilminstitute.com/financing 
Ford Foundation - https://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/ 
Field of Vision - https://fieldofvision.org/submit  

All Digital Industry Pass Holders will be able to watch a recording of this session on our Doc/Player platform soon.

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