The Lives of Others: Character Driven Documentary
By Thomas Colson On Monday 30 November, a panel of acclaimed documentary filmmakers came together to discuss the difficulties and rewards of character-driven documentary. Beadie Finzi, one of the founding directors of non-profit film foundation BRITDOC, moderated the discussion and was joined by filmmakers Brian Hill, David Sington, and Edward Lovelace.
When a lie masquerades as the truth – questions of documentary filmmaking
By Elliott Goat “Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.” Janet Malcom, The Journalist and the Murderer Hosting a debate on the role of fiction/nonfiction in documentary storytelling, David Wilson, founder of True/False film festival, chaired a panel of past […]
Filming Undercover: Security, Verification and Impact
This interactive workshop will explore the pitfalls, the logistics, the security issues and ultimately, the impact, of using hidden camera footage in documentary filmmaking. We will discuss its role as an advocacy tool and what responsibility, if any, filmmakers have to distribute this sort of footage beyond the scope of the film.
TFN Film Funding Event 4 July
On Thursday 4 July, 6pm-9.30pm the first TFN Film Funding Event, a joint BRITDOC Foundation and The Funding Network (TFN) initiative, will take place at the Frontline Club.
Frontline Club at Sheffield Doc/Fest
At this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest the Frontline Club put on a panel covering an area of filmmaking the festival hadn’t previously examined, how you film in a dangerous situation. Putting the panel together was extremely difficult as, due to the nature of the job, many of our panellists were either stuck in difficult places filming […]