Doc Summit London: schedule

Saturday, May 18th, 2013


9:00am Arrival and check-in


9:30am Introduction by Andrew Zinnes


9:40am Developing YOUR voice in Documentary with Kim Longinotto


10:45am Stay On The Right Side Of The Law: issues you will face as a doc filmmaker, and how to overcome them, with Tariq Sayfoo from RT Cooper Solicitor.


11:45 COFFEE


12:00PM Using Copyrighted Material in your documentary with Craig McCall. An indepth look into the fair use laws and how you can leverage them in your film.

LUNCH 1:00pm

2:00pm Panel - Why you should think about distribution BEFORE shooting with...
Sarah Mosses / Partnership Manager for BRITDOC (funding body for documentaries in the UK, co-founded by Channel 4).
Kimberley Anwen Warner / Head of Acquisitions and Digital Distribution for Mercury Media (recently distributed ‘Young, Mormon & Single’, ‘Beyond Biba’…).
Edward Caffrey / Head of documentary acquisitions and sales at Journeyman Pictures (recently distributed ‘The World according to Lance’, ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’…


3.15: Researching & Accessing Political Content
with Rachel Seifert, director of Cocaine Unwrapped.


4.30pm: Case Study of 'The Moo Man'
How to self distribute a film for success, with Andy Heathcote, director of the film.




Sunday, May 19th, 2012


9:30 AM Social Media
Running an online campaign is now the cornerstone to documentary film success. How do you do it most effectively? With Chris Jones.


10.45: Masterclass on Storytelling from a Producer’s POV
With award winning producer and Head of Documentary at Met Film Production Al Morrow.


11:45 COFFEE


12.00: Storytelling from Composers’ POV
With Tom Howe (composer for Four Rooms and The Great British Bake Off) and Edward White (Alpha Dog Music – composer for Documentary ‘In search of David Jones’).




2:00pm Camera & Sound Surgery
What’s the best kit for YOUR documentary, with Shoot Blue Hire.


3.30: Honesty & Truth in documentary
With Chris Atkins, filmmaker of the BAFTA nominated feature documentary Taking Liberties.


4.15: Directing the Edit
With Jerry Rothwell, multi award winner director of Deep Water, Heavy Load, Donor Unknown.


5.30: Getting started in the documentary scene
How to get your break. With new directors BAFTA nominated Afarin Eghbal for her experimental short doc ‘Abuelas’ and  award winner Guy Natanel for short documentary ‘Scent of Strawberries’ and director of feature doc ‘Carrying the Light’.


6:30 wrap up