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 speakers include:

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

All Digital Industry Pass Holders can watch a recording of this session on our Doc/Player platform soon after the event.