What past delegates said...

London Doc Summit 2013

‘The Doc Summit has left me feeling incredibly inspired and motivated to develop my own projects – and given me the tips and advice to help make it a success!’

Olivia Prutz, DP

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‘Brilliant Two days! Worth every penny’

Ross McCall, Filmmaker 6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

‘Brilliant blend of practical and behind the scenes stories that inspire!’

Alexis Dallas, Filmmaker

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‘A really thorough, engaging, surprising, informative and fun event’

Freya Billington, Filmmaker

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‘A brilliant insight into how the documentary process works with great tips on how to get ahead’

Amy Tsang, Creative

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‘Thanks to the Doc Summit, I’m not afraid anymore of social marketing and know how to approach a crowd funding campaign’

Ana Candela, Filmmaker 6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

‘After this course I felt inspired and determined to start new projects’

Claudio Bosato, Filmmaker 6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

‘This is an opportunity to meet and learn from amazing ‘normal’ people who make incredible documentaries. We need more of this. A really fantastic 2 days!’

Noel Joseph, Filmmaker 6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

‘I thoroughly recommend the Doc Summit if you need a boot up the backside to get yourself out there and meet people’

Andy Richardson, Cameraman, Editor

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‘Bravo to the Doc Summit team to give me the opportunity to meet and learn from some wonderful people from the Documentary world’

Omar Farooque, Filmmaker

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‘Absolutely mind blowing. Fantastic!’

Kiki Wang, Filmmaker

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‘There was no bad session, not even one!’

Kamel Moussaoui,

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‘The Doc Summit has given me the advice, the tools and the inspiration…the scary thing now? It’s all up to me!’

Claire Sturgess, Broadcaster

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‘I came here to get the tools to make my film, now I’ve got them (all)!! Thank you!!’

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‘Absorbing so much information and meeting so many interesting people makes you want to get out there and make your documentary right now. More than that, it makes you believe you can!’

Emma King-Farlow, Writer and Director

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‘You will leave feeling empowered, inspired and connected. Thank you Doc Summit!’

Shayan Scott, Producer and Director

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Blog Reviews

Lift-Off International Film Festivals sums up the most valuable lessons from the weekend READ HERE

Review of last weekend Documentary Summi by Gillian McGiver... 'Documentary film making has never been so exciting'
 READ HERE

Washington DC 2012 Feedback

'Great way for those who are new and experienced to connect with the documentary film community and learn how it's changing.'

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'The Documentary Summit was not what I expected - it was far better! Instead of a linear, soup-to-nuts production "how-to" workshop, the panels, discussion and video samples covered a broad range of current and innovative resources and methods to allocate funding, generate interest and finalize a documentary within a projected timeline...even if it is seven years.'

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'A brilliant group of panelists that provided tremendous insights to the creation, generation, marketing and distribution of documentary film projects.'

Jonathan Brown, Short Hills, New Jersey6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

'I flew from Los Angeles to attend the DC Documentary Summit and I'm so glad I did. There was a fantastic line-up of speakers who covered a wide range of topics about documentary filmmaking. I like how local professionals in the doc community  were involved in the Summit. Now I wonder what I am going to miss when the Summit goes to other cities. Very informative and entertaining!'

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'The Documentary Summit provided a great opportunity to get practical advice from great panels of experts, plus a chance to interact with them and other filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers in the community. It was an inspiring weekend!'

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'Each presentation had something I can use.'

Sheila Waller, Washington, DC6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

'Lots of necessary info!'

Adi Perry, Washington, DC6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

'The sessions were comprehensive and informative.'

Liz Ryan, Washington, DC6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

'The Summit was invaluable. Andrew was an incredible host setting a welcoming and engaging tone. Great weekend.'

Bonnie Nesbitt, Arlington, Virginia6a00d8341e322053ef0115704bc00c970c-800wi

 

'Great insight into documentary film in its totality.'

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'I liked the diverse panels.'

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'The Documentary Summit is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of documentary filmmaking by successful people in the field. Andrew is very relaxed and fun, which made it enjoyable as well as informative.'

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London 2011 Feedabck

‘Without doubt, one of the most uplifting, productive and inspiring weekends I have ever had!
Hanna Wise, Filmmaker and Underwater camera OP
www.ChinaCakeProductions.com

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‘I turned up with an idea that I wanted to make into a documentary, and left with a plan so that I can actually make it’
Sarah Johnson, Filmmaker
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@SarahinHD

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‘The doc summit showed me how to turn what was an educational idea into one that will also entertain and connect with audiences. Fantastic weekend that has shown me how to plan a project with the end in mind’
Romilla Ready, Author NLP For Dummies Workbook

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‘I liked the variety of topics and opinions, it was a greatly curated event’
Lasse Johansson, filmmaker
www.FugitiveImages.org.uk 

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‘Each speaker provided valid points of view which was refreshing. I could have sat through another day or two of the summit easily. A jolt to the system to really make you want to create’
Alexander Tabrizi, Filmmaker / actor

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‘MOTIVATING! Makes you want to go out and apply all the things you learned immediately. Big recommendation’
Anna Huber, Cinematographer

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‘I liked the variety of speakers and opinions. It’s given me the kick up the arse I needed to get my films made’
Bex Jones, Cinematographer

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‘LOVED IT. Great speakers and very inspiring. Definitely recommend it’
Michael Thomas, Filmmaker

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‘I absolutely loved the weekend, especially Chris Atkins and his controversial style of film making’.
Chris, Film maker

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‘Fantastic weekend that will save independent film makers of any persuasion a lot of time and money’
Nadia  Denton, Author / Programmer / Marketeer
www.NadiaDenton.com

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‘Without doubt, one of the most uplifting, productive and inspiring weekends I have ever had!
Hanna Wise, Filmmaker and Underwater camera OP
www.ChinaCakeProductions.com

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‘I turned up with an idea that I wanted to make into a documentary, and left with a plan so that I can actually make it’
Sarah Johnson, Filmmaker
www.wordpress.com/SarahinHD
@SarahinHD

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‘The doc summit showed me how to turn what was an educational idea into one that will also entertain and connect with audiences. Fantastic weekend that has shown me how to plan a project with the end in mind’
Romilla Ready, Author NLP For Dummies Workbook

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‘I liked the variety of topics and opinions, it was a greatly curated event’
Lasse Johansson, filmmaker
www.FugitiveImages.org.uk 

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‘A jolt to the system to really make you want to create’
Alexander Tabrizi, Filmmaker / actor

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‘MOTIVATING! Makes you want to go out and apply all the things you learned immediately. Big recommendation’
Anna Huber, Cinematographer

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‘I liked the variety of speakers and opinions. It’s given me the kick up the arse I needed to get my films made’
Bex Jones, Cinematographer

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‘LOVED IT. Great speakers and very inspiring. Definitely recommend it’
Michael Thomas, Filmmaker

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‘I absolutely loved the weekend, especially Chris Atkins and his controversial style of film making’.
Chris, Film maker

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‘Fantastic weekend that will save independent film makers of any persuasion a lot of time and money’
Nadia  Denton, Author / Programmer / Marketeer
www.NadiaDenton.com

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Past Feedback

‘Andrew delivered a powerful seminar that was jam packed with great information from the first hour to the closing night. Barely 3 months later I was in production directing my first feature length documentary and now I'm about to watch my film here in Canada on Superchannel. Thanks Andrew for your knowledge, guidance and wisdom.’
Shane Harvey, 'Paper Promises'

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‘Andrew's vast knowledge and unpretentious style make him an ideal consultant and teacher for those seeking to move their documentary projects forward.  He gave me useful strategies and helped me prioritize my goals for fundraising, production, and marketing.  He listens closely and encourages you to go after your vision, and helps you focus on the most compelling aspects of your subject's story.  This workshop provides filmmakers of all experience levels a great background and targeted strategies in developing, funding, producing, editing, and marketing their projects. I strongly recommend it.’
Lauren S. Denver

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‘As a first time producer/filmmaker, I am now ready to put my idea into motion! I fell confident to move forward in my quest as a documentary filmmaker.’
Yennifer B. 

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‘Learn from filmmakers who have experienced the trials of indie filmmaking and walked away to tell the tale - and share that wealth with us who aspire to create our own work.’
Sam M., Los Angeles

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"DO IT!"

Tiziana Callari London

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‘The perfect place to start your career as a producer of documentaries’
Norm. H, Producer 
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‘Motivational, inspirational, the realization that I can actually do this’
Alison Tusan, independent filmmaker 
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‘Very practical tips and detailed suggestions to make your film project. Give you an effective plan of action for your film’
Roberto Forns-Broggi 
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‘Andrew's enthusiasm changed the way I'm looking at my project. Anything seems possible now’
Allison I. Documentary filmmaker 
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‘I'm totally stoked and inspired to go out and create my documentary!’
Cole Spitler 
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‘It was extremely productive. Andrew and Genevieve shared their passion and knowledge and inspired me to pursue my film’
Christopher Tarango, Film maker 
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‘As a first time producer/ filmmaker, I am now ready to put my idea into motion and create an award winning documentary on my subject! I feel confident to move forward in my quest as a documentary filmmaker. Thank you for your advice’
Jennifer B., Los Angeles
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‘I only wished you offered a longer class - I loved it!’
Nora Morgan 
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‘Learn from filmmakers who have experienced the trials of indie filmmaking and walked away to tell the tale and share that wealth with us who aspire to create our own work’
Sam Mudge, Director/producer, Los Angeles 
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