In anticipation of this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, the biggest event in the UK’s documentary calendar, the Frontline Club is hosting a networking party for documentary filmmakers and those working in distribution and production.
With drinks sponsored by Chivas Regal, the party will include a short panel discussion on how you can get your documentary distributed and how to get the most out of an industry festival like Sheffield.
Editor of BBC Storyville Nick Fraser will be discussing the evolution of documentary, its defining nature and the future for this form of storytelling.
Rupture is a documentary that tackles the personal tragedies and triumphs of people that have suffered brain hemorrhages and strokes. Academy Award winning director Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) bears witness to actress Maryam d’Abo in her journey to understanding how her subarachnoid haemorrhage affected her life and how similar brain vascular diseases have affected the lives of friends and other creative figures in the UK and the US.
The screening of Afghan Army girls ended with a roaring sound of applause at the Frontline Club yesterday evening.
For the first time in post-Taliban Afghanistan the national army is recruiting women, but only very few have stepped forward for training. In Afghan Army Girls, photojournalist and first-time director Lalage Snow reveals the difficulties, threats and personal changes these women go through as well as the complicated status they have in Afghan society. Followed by Q&A with director Lalage Snow.
Every year hundreds of people, most of them women, are attacked with acid in Pakistan. Saving Face is a heartbreaking and human documentary that follows two of these survivors as they reveal their internal and external scars.
By Ivana Davidovic “Why do we need to give a girl a boy’s face to give her freedom?” That is the question asked by Azita Rafhat, a former member of the Afghan parliament, who opted for a radical decision to raise one of her four daughters as a boy, having succumbed to the still prevailing […]
By Charlene Rodrigues This time last year, when we witnessed uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, Shaimaa Khalil’s curiosity took her to the streets of Saudi Arabia to investigate what was happening in one of the world’s richest oil-producing countries. The resulting documentary, An Arab spring in Saudi?, is a study of the authoritarianism of the Saudi […]
The Frontline Club is looking for a Documentary Programmer with relevant experience in the field of film programming, documentary or broadcasting.
Candidates should have at least two years’ experience in a relevant field.
By Nicky Armstrong Women leaving Moldova and crossing the border into Romania and then on to European countries to work illegally has become a mass phenomenon that is tearing families apart. Bordering Romania and the Ukraine, Moldova is the poorest country in Europe, with an unemployment rate of 80%. Mamma Illegal follows three women between […]
By William Turvill A sell-out crowd last night gathered at the Frontline Club for an exclusive screening of Robert Mugabe… What Happened?, followed by a question and answer session with the film’s director and producer. The documentary, which premiered at last year’s Encounters South Africa International Documentary Festival, gives a historical account of Mugabe and […]
by Rosie Scammell In the wake of intimidation of BBC Persian journalists by the Iranian authorities, last night saw the screening of ‘The Ayatollah’s Seal’ – the first documentary to be made about the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Refused access to Iran by the Ministry of Culture (there were more important topics for the […]
By Antonia Roupell “Albinos are human too” was the resounding message from Marc Hoeferlin, Barney Broomfield, and Juan Reina’s film Albino United. A story that follows not only Tanzanian Albinos’ struggle for equality but their struggle for survival. Dangerous beliefs that “Albinos are human ghosts” has lead to the brutal mutilations and killings of this […]
A film that includes 15 testimonies from British servicemen and women involved in the Iraq conflict that challenges public apathy towards war.
By Alan Selby A lot has changed in the years since 9/11. The date itself has become emblematic of a change in attitudes towards Islam, perhaps most notably in the country which bore witness to the infamous attacks that day. Popular opinion has shifted, and the land of the free has become an increasingly […]
Mixing a rich collection of archive footage with the candid and poignant memories of his family, friends, colleagues, and peers, Richard Symons creates an insightful, intimate, and well documented account of the life and controversies of Yasser Arafat.
Award winning journalist, Nikos Megrelis spent three years researching the deaths of journalists and media professionals who died doing their jobs during the Iraq War of 2003 that was one of the bloodiest in history.
A chronicle of family, assimilation and espionage that follows the El-Akels, a Palestinian family whose father, Ibrahim, has collaborated with the Israeli security services for 20 years.
By: Ivana Davidovic When the United Nations was founded after World War II it embodied the world’s hopes for a more peaceful and just world. Since it’s noble founding, wars and human rights abuses have continued unabated, throwing a spotlight at the UN’s role in keeping the peace and building a fairer world for all. […]
By William Turvill The end of the Frontline Club’s screening season was marked, on Sunday 27 November, with the showing of Cinema Komunisto, featuring a subsequent question and answer discussion led by one of the film’s producers, Iva Plemic. The film, created by a group of young filmmakers from Serbia, documents the creation and collapse […]
Mila Turajlic?s film charts the rise and fall of Yugoslavia through the parallel fortunes of its extraordinary cinema industry, created by Tito to imbue the new post-war country with a mythic national self image.
Filmmaker John Walsh converts from a lifetime of Labour support to stand in the 2010 elections as the Conservative candidate for Middlesborough in this hilarious documentary on the state of democracy in Britain.
Prisoner? Traitor? Spy? Private McKinley Nolan is one of the last missing G.I.s in Vietnam and this provocative and moving film follows his brother?s quest to find the truth.
Death of Fear examines how the self-immolation of a penniless fruit seller in Tunisia first ignited mass revolt in the country, then across the region in what we now call The Arab Spring.
Ruaridh Arrow’s award winning film shows the influence of one academic’s template for non-violent revolution on every major antigovernment protest of recent times.
INTRODUCTORY FINAL CUT PRO X TRAINING AT THE FRONTLINE CLUB 2 day course – November 12th – 13th This course is designed to familiarise participants with Apple’s latest revolutionary non-linear editing software. Learn how to create compelling and engaging multimedia edits, quickly and easily with this new and very powerful tool. The course will guide […]
Julia Barron of October Films writes an assessment of the documentary film Kissinger, which will be screened at the Frontline Club in October.
With access to Dr Henry Kissinger over the past two years, this award-winning documentary gives unique insight into the personality and motivation of one of America’s most powerful and controversial international statesman.
This one day course will look at the methods to create the best cinematography for factual filming. You will learn a diverse range of considerations and techniques to improve the visual quality of your work. The course is divided into theory and practical learning to understand the concepts behind creating stunning footage through the understanding […]
Politicians and Industry leaders are these days usually well briefed by their PR teams and by specialised behavioural courses in how to conduct an interview with the media. Most audio media journalists working in this area also have learned how prepare and conduct an interview to illicit clear and specific answers to questions of public […]
by Sam Bavin Up In Smoke, from director Adam Wakeling, is screening on Mon 25th July at Frontline. The film follows revolutionary ecologist Mike Hands across the globe as he attempts scale back slash and burn agriculture – one of the biggest contributors to global warming and deforestation in the world today. Wakeling’s first feature […]