Saturday, November 22 – IDFAcademy Day 3
Coffee and croissants
09:30-10:00 | Compagnietheater – Foyer
Plenary Session: Outreach Campaigns: An Impact Field Guide
This has been the decade in which the power of documentary film to change the world has become impossible to ignore. Through the hard work of thousands of dedicated individuals, we’ve seen major artistic achievements in film combined with radical experimentation and innovation in distribution and impact strategy, creating serious societal change. Come and meet filmmakers, funders and campaigners who are trailblazing in this field. Moderators Beadie Finzi (BRITDOC) and Rebecca Lichtenfeld (Bertha Foundation) talk with Julia Bacha (Budrus
and My Neighbourhood
) and Joanna Natasegara (No Fire Zone
10:00-12:00 | Compagnietheater – Grote Zaal
Small Session: Pitch & Trailer Workshop
The Pitch & Trailer Workshop, one of last year’s IDFAcademy’s biggest hits, is introduced by Mikael Opstrup. Film editor Jesper Osmund then elaborates on the makings of a successful pitch trailer by showing examples and offering explicit advice. Three participants get the opportunity to pitch their project and receive feedback from a panel including Kate Townsend (BBC), Cynthia Kane (Al Jazeera America) and Daniel Cross (EyeSteelFilm). Ultimately, the audience can voice its thoughts, suggestions and questions.
13:00-15:00 | Compagnietheater – Grote Zaal
Small Session: Introduction to Interactive and Immersive Film Production
Thomas Wallner, owner of DEEP Inc., walks us through the ins and out of Virtual Reality filmmaking, ouching on technology and work methods used in his project Polar Sea 360
, presented in the IDFA DocLab Competition this year. He is joined by Janine Steele, who manages production at the National Film Board of Canada's Digital Studio. She gives us tips and tricks for the budgeting, workflow, platform and media challenges of interactive production, through lessons learned on projects like the webby award winning Bear 71
, Circa 1948
and Seven Digital Deadly Sins
– also in the IDFA DocLab Competition.
13:00-15:00 | Compagnietheater – Kleine Zaal
Meet the Professionals
Round table meetings and one-on-one meetings with renowned professionals.
15:30-17:30 | Compagnietheater – Grote Zaal and Foyer
Meet the Professionals Special: Nick Broomfield
Renowned director Nick Broomfield has been making award-winning films since the early 1970s, many involving controversial subjects that he approaches in an investigative way. This style has become his trademark. This year, he is at IDFA with his latest film Tales of the Grim Sleeper
, in which he digs into the case of the notorious serial killer who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of 25 years. In this Meet the Professional Special, Broomfield discusses the way his shooting style has developed over the years and speaks with participants.
15:30-17:30 | Compagnietheater – Kleine Zaal
Guests Meet Guests (drinks)
18:00-19:30 | Café De Jaren