The 2017 programme of talent-talks and panel discussions reflect the Film and Alternate Realities programmes and key industry topics of the day.

This agenda-setting programme covers the full spectrum of industry topics for all durations and all platforms, from feature length films to series to online shorts, with insights from over 250 leading directors, producers, commissioners and distributors.

Sessions range from funding, craft, distribution and on-screen talents and include a focus on the latest models for funding and financing, creating online content, the making of crime, health and environmental documentaries, and fantastic knowledge-share discussions between new and established voices. We celebrate everything from the art and craft of the epic feature documentary to uncovering the secrets of how to make responsive and urgent online content. We’ll also be celebrating the epic nature of the feature documentary and uncovering the secrets of the most nimble online content.

The Craft Summit, presented by Documentary Campus offers a day of curated sessions that will reveal the processes, methods, and magic behind documentary story development, directing, shooting, editing and composing. And our Alternate Realities Summit offers a day of illuminating talks and demonstrations drawing from the incredible programme about the virtual reality and interactive experiences in this year’s Alternate Realities programme.

Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square is once again the home for further illuminating speakers, where filmmakers, writers and scientists will explore topics inspired by what’s on display in the Festival programmes. Come and join us throughout every day.

Recordings of the Talks & Sessions from previous years are available on the Doc/Fest Youtube Channel.