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Sundance London – an overview of industry events

Documentary filmmakers talkKicking off this Thursday is the second edition of Sundance London. Aside from some top documentary premieres there will be the possibility to attend panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As and handy industry events. Here’s an overview of our favourites.

It’s all set to happen in the 02’s “Festival Hub” later on this week. Various industry professionals will attend the festival to host and sit in on discussions, answer your questions after a screening and on top of this you will be able to find out more about funding and crowdfunding possibilities. Here’s some events we think you could benefit from.

Filmmaker Hub Talk – Documentary directors

Documentary filmmakers Barbara Kopple (Running From Crazy), Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda) and Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish) will discuss the process of directing films full of powerful, emotional resonance that focus on urgent causes of global concern. This talk will be moderated on Saturday 27 April by David Courier, who is the senior programmer of the Sundance Film Festival. For more information click here

Kickstarter and Creative Independence talk

On the same day, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter will host a session on fundraising and audience building. Kickstarter’s Kendel Ratley and Sundance Institute’s Keri Putnam will be joined by the award-winning team behind the documentary Blood Brother. For further information click here

Producing and exhibiting micro-budget films

Not necessarily tailored for documentary filmmakers but nonetheless interesting in this event hosted by Film London on Sunday 28 April. The team behind Film London’s Microwave training through production scheme – dubbed a one-stop-shop for budding filmmakers – will talk to feature filmmakers who have produced a film under the constraints of a micro-budget (£120,000). For more details click here
For more events at Sundance, head over to their site this way


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Alexandra Zeevalkink is a Dutch-born journalist living in London who founded DocGeeks in August 2011 in order to have a legitimate excuse to watch every documentary under the sun. She freelances for various publications and writes mainly about documentaries and the film production industry. When she is not blogging or watching films, she enjoys theater, photography and reading loads of books. She is always on the look out for potential partnerships with other creative minds.

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