Published on: 29 October 2018 in Industry

Directors Digest — 29 October 2018

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Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Carey Mulligan talks on-set childcare, and BECTU elects Philippa Childs as its new leader. Read all about it below. 


Ukrainian filmmaker and political prisoner Oleg Sentsov is to receive the 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Responding to the decision, FERA Chair (and Directors UK member) Dan Clifton said: “Our members have been moved and inspired by Oleg Sentsov’s tireless campaign for his freedom, and for the freedom of all Ukrainian political prisoners detained by Russia.” Read the full FERA press release.

The nominations for the 2018 British Independent Film Awards were announced — with Directors UK members Lynne Ramsay and Bart Layton both receiving directing nominations. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! 

Actor Carey Mulligan has called for on-set childcare in the film industry, The Guardian reports.

Meanwhile, Australian director Heath Davis talked about bouncing back from failure to create his new feature film. (Guardian)

Deadline looks at Nic Roegs Performance 50 years on. 

Charlie Phillips argues that documentaries are real reporting, using Michael Moore’s new film Farenheit 11/9 as an example. (Guardian)

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