These are indeed strange times. The coronavirus outbreak has seen a worldwide lockdown, many industries including film and TV put on hold, and arts and cultural events and institutions cancelled and closed. Yet, we have also seen extraordinary resilience, community spirit and support from all parts of our industry. There is no doubt that the global pandemic will bring about seismic shifts for the media landscape, but how these will manifest themselves or what this may mean for the future of film as an artform is, as yet, unknown.

We explore these questions and more throughout our series of virtual panels and group discussions. We will welcome speakers from all parts of the industry and from across the globe to discuss the current state of the industry and what the future may hold. We will host online Q&A’s and panels with the many filmmakers and artists from our film programme and our Alternate Realities programmeand will explore the diversity of topics and universes that their films and projects bring to us.

Our virtual session series is available to all Digital Industry pass holders to watch live on Zoom or recordings on our Doc/Player platform.

Along with our virtual series we are busy planning our programme of Doc/Fest weekenders for the Autumn, in Sheffield, details of which will be announced soon.

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