July 15, 2010

Interview with Greg Barker, Director of Sergio

In anticipation of our screening of Sergio at tomorrow night I thought it a good idea to re-post an interview I did with the Director for The Documentary Blog. I highly recommend coming along to the screening, we have a few tickets left and it really isn’t one to miss. The link to book tickets […]

June 26, 2010

Storytelling & Scriptwriting Saturday Course

A one-day workshop on understanding the craft skills needed for clear and fluent scriptwriting. The workshop will concentrate on storytelling for news and feature writing in television and radio. Featuring many TV & radio examples and practical exercises. Bring your laptops and be ready to do some writing! The workshop will be taught by Tira […]

June 19, 2010

Geoffrey Smith Saturday Masterclass

Geoffrey Smith is the internationally acclaimed director of multi-award winning documentaries The English Surgeon and Presumed Guilty. This one day course is built largely around participant’s questions, and by screening and analysing his films in detail, Geoffrey will work through the following key areas: * development of an idea to pitching at forums * trailers […]

June 3, 2010

Photography and Slander in Uzbekistan

In February this year, the Uzbek documentary-maker and photographer, Umida Akhmedova, was sentenced by a Tashkent court for “slandering the nation”. William Wheeler takes a closer look at the case.

May 22, 2010

Newsgathering and Production Weekend Course

This course will run over 2 weekends – May 22nd-23rd and 29th-30th 2010 Suitable for all those wishing to embrace the fundamentals of documentary and newsgathering production capabilities in broadcast television, corporate promotions and Web publication. Multimedia researchers Print Journalists NGO’s Corporate PR’s – and all those wishing to enter the video production sector. This […]

April 26, 2010

Hot Docs at the Frontline Club

For those of you who can’t make the trip out to Toronto for this year’s Hot Docs, throughout May and June Frontline will be bringing a slice of the festival to you. We have selected 6 films from this years lineup to showcase at the club. The begins on May 9th with Heidi Ewing and […]

April 23, 2010

Alternative View Season

Throughout May we are holding a season of films that look at issues in different ways and which are often controversial or rejected by the mainstream media. We are hoping to create debate and analysis into whether films of this nature should be embraced to a greater extent, or not. The films themselves have been […]

February 24, 2010

Season – Werner Herzog Behind the Scenes

Throughout March the Frontline Club are hosting a special season looking at the work of Werner Herzog. Rather than just a standard retrospective of his work we’ll be hearing from those who have worked with him over his career behind the scenes. Curated by his long-time collaborator and producer Andre Singer, the season is a […]

February 9, 2010

Frontline Club member Tim Hetherington wins award at Sundance

A huge congratulations from the Frontline Club to member Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger for their incredible success at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Their documentary Restrepo won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Documentary Comptetition. Restrepo is an incredible documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal […]

November 19, 2009

Oscar Documentary Nominations and Frontline Screenings

The official shortlist has been announced for the Academy Award’s Documentary Feature category. It wasn’t a surprise to see Burma VJ on there which we screened at The Frontline Club a few months ago and I’m very glad to see another two films that will be shown at the club soon, The Most Dangerous Man […]

November 12, 2009

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 […]

November 9, 2009

Solo Video Journalism (Foundation)

The Trainer says…….“The approach to all classes are “hands-on”, and through classroom presentations, daily practical exercises and regular feedback, students are continually reinforcing and building upon their skills. The atmosphere is constructive, non-competitive with learning to work as a team an essential part of the learning process, though the small class size assures individual attention, […]

November 6, 2009

Lighting and Electrical Safety for Video

The Trainer says……“The Frontline camera and directing courses are an excellent way for people already in media jobs to get the new skills and confidence that are now essential in an evolving and demanding workplace. The courses are also a great introduction for people curious about entering any field where these skills are needed.” Many […]

August 15, 2009

Capturing Conflict Film Festival

I am extremely proud to announce the Frontline Club’s Capturing Conflict Film Festival. The festival showcases a selection of the most important films about the risks journalists and filmmakers take in order to get their stories out. The selection process was an incredibly difficult one and this final programme reflects those we felt were the […]

January 23, 2009

Burma VJ

Burma VJ is a documentary film by Danish director Anders Østergaard about the Burmese reporters who risked their lives covering the Saffron revolution in Burma in September 2007. Østergaard assembled the film almost entirely from handheld footage shot during the protests. A journalist, using the pseudonym Joshua and with the Democratic Voice of Burma, who […]