Ten Years in Documentary Filmmaking

Talk Monday 18 November 2013, 7:00 PM

To mark the Frontline Club’s tenth anniversary, we will be looking back on ten years in documentary filmmaking.

We will be joined by prominent figures from the industry, who will explore the major developments that have taken place over the past decade. Illustrated by a series of clips, they will be examining the dramatic changes we have seen in documentary filmmaking.

John Battsek

John Battsek is one of the most successful producers in the UK, running the film department at Passion Pictures, known for multi-award-winning films such as One Day in September (1999), Restrepo (2010) and Searching for Sugar Man (2013). He was recently awarded the prestigious Grierson Trustees’ Award on 4 November 2013.


Charlotte MooreCharlotte Moore, was appointed as controller of BBC One in June of this year. Before that she was the BBC’s commissioning editor for documentaries, commissioning from both in-house and independent production companies across BBC One, Two, Three and Four.



Christopher Hird

Christopher Hird is the founder of Dartmouth Films, whose credits include John Pilger’s The War You Don’t See (2010) and Rupert Murray’s The End of the Line (2009). He is a former chair of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, was the founding chair of the Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation and is a trustee of the Wincott Foundation, The Grierson Trust and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.


Charlotte CookCharlotte Cook will be moderating the discussion. She is currently director of programming at Hot Docs. Before moving to Toronto in 2011 she was strand coordinator at BBC Storyville and documentary programmer at the Frontline Club.