Industry Day: Doc Day Live
Cork International Film Festival continues to develop its focus on high-quality Irish and international documentary cinema with Doc Day, connecting emerging and established non-fiction filmmakers with industry professionals and the wider documentary sector, with the objective of helping to inform, inspire and develop opportunities within the global documentary landscape.
EXPERIMENTAL VOICES IN DOCUMENTARY | FOCUS ON IRISH NON-FICTION FILM ARTISTS
This session will focus on experimental filmmakers and visual artists and their work in the non-fiction realm, focusing on both their creative processes, and how they engage in distributing and exhibiting their work. Featuring voices of Irish non-fiction film artists and curators, the discussion will discuss their individual work, and the divergent roads their practices have taken them down.
Alice Butler - Co-Curator, AEMI
Myrid Carten - Director, Sorrow Had a Baby
Aoife Desmond - Director, Bury our Hearts in the Bend of the River
Tadhg O’Sullivan - Director, To the Moon
Don O’Mahony - Senior Programmer, Cork International Film Festival
2. VENOM FILMS | PRODUCTION COMPANY CASE STUDY
One of the most successful documentary-focused production companies in Ireland, Venom Films have gone from strength to strength since the company's inception. Established by director Ken Wardrop and producer Andrew Friedman in 2006, successful releases have included His & Hers, Mom & Me, and The Great Pigeon Race. The team will join Doc Day to discuss Venom’s company’s development structure and their filmography, with a focus on their new feature So this is Christmas, directed by Ken Wardrop, and screening at CIFF 2023.
Ken Wardrop - Director / Company Founder, Venom Films
Samantha Corr - Producer, Venom Films
Heidi Fleisher - International Development Consultant, Venom Films
Andrew Freedman - Producer / Company Partner - Venom Films
Niamh Fagan - Project Manager, Screen Ireland
3. MY FRIEND LANRE | RELATING TO YOUR SUBJECTS
An intensely personal portrait of friendship and creativity, My Friend Lanre draws on 25 years of footage with filmmaker Leo Regan’s friendship and collaboration with Lanre Fehintola. In this session, Regan, his producer Mary Carson and the film’s editor Chloë Lambourne will dissect the process of making this brave and intimate work.
Mary Carson - Producer, My Friend Lanre
Chloë Lambourne - Editor, My Friend Lanre
Leo Regan - Director, My Friend Lanre
Rose Baker - Programmer, Belfast Film Festival
4. IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? | DOC DAY KEYNOTE
A documentary which explores what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism, Is There Anybody Out There? is a heartfelt and deeply personal film by filmmaker Ella Glendining. Doc Day invites Ella to join Doc Day to discuss her experiences making this deeply heartfelt, thought-provoking and important film.
Ella Glendining - Director, Is There Anybody Out There?
Kim Bartley - Filmmaker
Doc Day will be followed by a networking event from 17:00, co-supported by Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA.
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