DocTalk, Antenna Documentary Film Festival’s unmissable one-day industry seminar series, is back in 2015 with more industry wisdom to impart. In a new and exciting partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Antenna will present four master classes and panels from leading international and Australian industry figures. DocTalk brings together filmmakers, producers, content creators, commissioning editors, funders and other key stakeholders to hear and discuss up-to-the-minute doc topics across production, craft, business and content.
Festival Director David Rokach said: “I’m particularly excited by the high calibre and breadth of guests presenting the sessions at DocTalk—the insights they’ll provide are not to be missed.”
Wieland Speck, Director of the Panorama section at the Berlinale Film Festival, will join Antenna to provide unrivalled insight into programming for one of the world’s leading film festivals. One of the most influential people in the film industry for more than three decades, Speck will also offer his advice on the European film market.
For craft tips from a documentary master, look no further than the masterclass to be delivered by acclaimed US documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner. Berliner is highly regarded for his cinematic, experimental and artistic approach to the form, and at DocTalk he will reveal the inner workings of this approach to attendees. His films have been broadcast all over the world, received awards and been the subject of retrospectives at many major international film festivals.
Cinereach is that rare organisation providing funds and creative support internationally for documentary. Leah Giblin is the grants associate at Cinereach, and she will provide a map to the international funding landscape, discussing Cinereach’s aims and requirements, and provide insight on dealing with commercial pressures in the funding scene.
Antenna is also delighted to host a session on Indigenous cinema with Maryanne Redpath, head of the Generation section of the Berlin International Film Festival and head curator of the Berlinale special series NATIVe—A Journey into Indigenous Cinema. Maryanne will join local Indigenous filmmakers to discuss the distinct visual language of Indigenous cinema and its relevance beyond regional, political and cultural boundaries.
When: Wednesday 14 October 2015, 9:30am-4pm
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Tickets: $85 or $45 concession
DocTalk is generously supported by the following partners: Screen Australia, Screen NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art