From landmark profiles of marquee names to sensitive portrayals of niche areas of fandom, music documentaries have undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, clocking up critical acclaim, huge audiences and major award nominations. But as the rights behind recordings become increasingly complex and entangled, and the music industry itself more atomised, how can filmmakers stay on top of their game? In this panel discussion, chaired by BBC Music's Commissioning Editor for Television, Jan Younghusband, we hear from leading directors, from the broadcast and theatrical sectors, award-winning producers and global music distributors to find out.


White Riot: London directed by Rubika Shah, is screening at the festival.
Long Strange Trip directed by Amir Bar Lev, is screening at the festival.