NOV 17 |1100 | THE METROPOLE HOTEL | €30

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

Keynote Guest Presentation:
Simon Chinn Simon Chinn is an internationally acclaimed and double Academy Award-winning documentary producer (Searching for Sugarman, Man on Wire). Simon Chinn will present an illustrated master-class covering his career and craft, including highlights from key collaborators: Louis Theroux (My Scientology Movie); Kevin Macdonald (Whitney Houston).

Documentary Round-Table:
360° Documentary Round-Table, focusing on key topics, such as diversity, gender balance and representation, explored from a range of perspectives drawn from leaders across all aspects of the film industry.

Practical Training Sessions:
A series of practical training sessions, delivered by panels of invited industry guests covering: film financing for shorts and features; maximising the development period; and the development journey from shorts to features.


Doc Day will conclude with a Networking Reception for delegates.


Speakers include:
Sharon Badel (Vice President Filmmaker Relations and Shorts Programming, Tribeca), Gabor Pertic (International Programmer, Hot Docs), Marta Miquel, (Programmer, La Guarimba Short Film Festival), Sile Culley (Sales Executive at Altitude Film Entertainment),. Hannah Farr, (Documentary PR, Curzon), Vanessa Tovell (COO, Lightbox Entertainment).


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