Directors UK is once again hosting a session at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Our session this year is entitled What Makes a Feature Doc? Directors Discuss, and takes place at the ITV Town Hall, Reception Room A, 4.45pm on Monday 13 June.
What elevates your documentary to a film that people will go out and pay to see? How do subject matter, contributors, budget and access affect whether you make your film for TV, the cinema or an online network? Established and award-winning directors with films in this year’s Doc/Fest programme talk about making successful feature documentaries in the current landscape.
Morgan Matthews (The Fallen) will be moderating a panel featuring directors John Dower (My Scientology Movie), Anthony Wonke (Ronaldo), James Spinney (Notes on Blindness) and Louise Osmond (Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach).
Directors UK members are welcome to attend this session, even if you don’t have a full festival pass.
Another session that may be of interest to members:
I Do It My Way: Directors Talk About Their Work, featuring German Kral, Ian Duncan and Dawn Porter, moderated by Ruth Berry.
ITV Town Hall, Reception Room A, 2.45pm on Sunday 12 June.