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DOC DAY

Presented in Partnership with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board

Supported by Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Screen Training Ireland

NOV 17 |1100 | THE METROPOLE HOTEL | €30

 

Registration 10.30 – 11am

Cork Film Festival continues to develop its focus on high quality Irish and international documentary cinema. In partnership with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Doc Day seeks to inform, inspire and connect established and emerging directors, producers and writers, with international producers, directors, programmers, sales agents, distributors, and industry leaders, to further understand and develop opportunities in the documentary landscape.

SESSION 1:

CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING TODAY

This round-table will explore the state of play of documentary filmmaking in 2017, with a panel of established Irish and international documentary filmmakers, discussing their individual career trajectories, how to sustain a career as a documentary filmmaker, and identifying the current and future challenges for documentary filmmaking.

PANELISTS:

Grant McPhee | Director, Teenage Superstars

Pascale Lamche | Director, Winnie

Neasa Ní Chianáin | Director, School Life

Alexandru Solomon | Director, Tarzan’s Testicles

 

SESSION 2:

CURATING DOCUMENTARY – THE IMPORTANCE OF FESTIVALS TO THE LIFE OF NON-FICTION FILM

In documentary filmmaking and exhibition, who serves who and what part do festivals play in the success of a film?
This panel will dissect the importance of festivals in developing projects, nurturing and mentoring talent, and providing a platform for launching non-fiction film.

PANELISTS:

Sharon Badal | Vice President of Filmmaker Relations & Shorts Programmer, Tribeca Film Festival

Michael Hayden | Guest Programme Director, Cork Film Festival

Marta Miquel Iriarte | AVA Programme Coordinator, La Guarimba

Gabor Pertic | International Programmer, Hot Docs

SESSION 3:

UNREST CASE STUDY – CREATING AN EFFECTIVE DOCUMENTARY IMPACT STRATEGY

Impact distribution consultants Together Films support the work of directors, producers, film funds and film festivals, and work to strategically identify a film’s potential market and target audience. This case study will focus on the hybrid distribution model of the documentary film Unrest, screening at CFF 2017, and explore maximizing custom non-theatrical screening campaigns and reaching the right audience using the right platform.

SPEAKER:

Rebecca Ashdown | Impact Producer, Together Films

SESSION 4:

FINANCING, SALES AND DISTRIBUTION – INSIDE THE US MARKET

A discussion on documentary filmmaking in the US market, looking at the roles of US media companies Cinetic Media and Impact Media Partners play in financing, developing, marketing, selling and distributing non-fiction projects.

PANELISTS:

Jason Ishikawa | Head of International Sales, Cinetic Media

Kelsey Koenig | Director of Development, Impact Partners

SESSION 5:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS + Q&A with Simon Chinn

Double Academy Award-winner Simon Chinn, producer of hugely successful feature documentaries Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man, will present an illustrated keynote address covering his career and craft, including highlights from his key collaborators and projects, including Louis Theroux and Kevin McDonald.

SPEAKER:

Simon Chinn | Producer, Lightbox Entertainment

Doc Day will conclude with a Networking Reception for delegates.