FRIDAY JUNE 15, 2012
11am - 12:30pm
Part of the AFCI Locations Show
LA Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles CA 90015
More and more documentary filmmakers are finding themselves traveling to all parts of the globe to get their story. Even if you’re not covering the most recent civil conflict on the other side of the world, shooting in a foreign country can be intimidating, frustrating and rife with pitfalls for even the most experienced filmmakers. With the right preparation and local partners, filming overseas can be the experience of a lifetime. Join doc filmmakers who have traveled the globe and film commissioners whose job it is to make filming in their countries as straightforward as possible, as they discuss the logistics of overseas doc filmmaking.
This panel is moderated by IDA Board Member Senain Kheshgi (Project Kashmir), and panelists will include filmmakers Laura Nix (The Light In Her Eyes (Syria)), Amanda Pope, co-director with Tchavdar Georgiev of The Desert of Forbidden Art (Uzbekistan & Russia), Till Schauder (The Iran Job (Iran)) and Katherine Fairfax Wright (Call Me Kuchu (Uganda)). The filmmakers will be joined by George David, General Manager of The Royal Film Commission (Jordan), and Thandeka Zwana, Production & Development Executive at the National Film and Video Foundation (South Africa).
After the panel, check out the exhibitors at the Locations Show, and then wet your whistle at the Variety-LAFF cocktail party on the Expo floor from 6 - 7:30pm. The first 150 attendees of the panel get a free drink ticket for the cocktail party!
Doc U is the International Documentary Association's series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital training and insight on various topics including: fundraising, distribution, licensing, marketing, and business tactics.