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BFI Doc Society Creative Documentary Masterclass

Sat 03 Jun 2023 14:00 - 15:30

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Fiona Fletcher

Presented by BFI Doc Society as part of BFI NETWORK

With Kathryn Ferguson (Director), Eleanor Emptage (Producer) and Mick Mahon (Editor)

Hosted by Mia Bays (Director of the Filmmaking Fund, British Film Institute)

Next up in our series of online creative documentary masterclasses aimed at inspiring the next generation of filmmakers in the field, Mia Bays (Director of the Filmmaking Fund at the BFI) will be speaking with the award winning filmmaking team behind Nothing Compares: director Kathryn Ferguson, producer Eleanor Emptage and editor Mick Mahon. Nothing Compares is a cinematic portrait of pop icon Sinéad OʼConnorʼs phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and examines (through a rich archive and her own words) how she used her voice at the height of her stardom before her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream.

This session will explore the role of archive and the magic of the editing process in developing compelling documentary stories, the importance of access and trusted, collaborative relationships with contributors and building narratives that do justice to those at the heart of the story. We will journey from the development of the film, financing and creative approach through to it’s reception at festivals across the world and critical acclaim.