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CALLING DOC FILMMAKERS: BFI Doc Society Local South West

Tue 18 Aug 2020 10:00 - 17:00

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Entry is Free.
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Fiona Fletcher

Join the BFI Doc Society team and networks who support filmmakers from across the South West region on Tuesday 18 August. We will be sharing news on funding opportunities for non-fiction both locally and nationally, discussing the state of play for shorts and feature docs looking to reach audiences, and delving into creative documentary case studies with BFI Doc Society grantee films.
During the event, there will also be an opportunity to book a virtual, 15min 1-2-1 session with one of our team and other doc sector experts (1-2-1’s will take place the next morning on Weds 19 August between 10am - 12noon).
Both sessions take place on Tuesday 18th August 2020. Although the two sessions are aimed at different levels of filmmaking experience, you are welcome to register for either or both sessions (using the separate registration links below).
PART 1: Sessions for new, emerging and short filmmakers
10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER HERE for part 1
A 3 hour session (with breaks), covering the BFI Doc Society Made of Truth Short Film Funds, other commissioning opportunities, distribution and festival strategy for shorts and local opportunities and networks across the South West for new and emerging filmmakers. Plus a creative case study for Made of Truth funded short EVE with Cornwall-based filmmakers Joya Berrow and Lucy Jane.

Confirmed speakers include: BFI Doc Society Fund team, Jake Cunningham (Little Dot/ Real Stories), Katie McCulloch (Festival Formula), Zara Meerza (VICE), Lynn Nwokorie (Editorial and Programming Consultant), Jess Gormely (Guardian Documentaries), filmmakers Joya Berrow & Lucy Jane (The Right to Roam)

PART 2: Sessions for independent UK feature documentary filmmakers and those working towards features
2:00pm - 5:00pm REGISTER HERE for part 2
A 3 hour session (with breaks), covering the BFI Doc Society Fund for independent feature documentaries, what's working online for feature docs and audiences, and a creative case study of BFI Doc Society funded feature doc Maya with Devon-based Banyak Films.

Confirmed speakers include: BFI Doc Society Team, Lynn Nwokorie (Editorial and Programming Consultant), Mia Bays (Birds Eye View), Sarah Mosses (Together Films), Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hugh & Anson Hartford (Banyak Films).
Why the South West?
BFI Doc Society Local: South West is part of an ongoing series of events for documentary filmmakers based in the regions and nations, hosted by BFI Doc Society and delivered as part of BFI NETWORK. Following live events in Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham, Lewes and Manchester, we are excited to meet the docs community based across the South West region online.