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Mandy Rose: What do we talk about when we talk about documentary?

“Digital has brought disruption to documentary. Radically new forms are emerging requiring new teams and skills. The market is changing. The audience is changing. But documentary has been a fluid form – reinvented by generations of producers taking advantage of … Continue reading

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Even if we started on Steenbecks…. #teachingdocs #cilect

…we are of the modern age I tweet // You tweet // He, she, it tweets #teachingdocs @mowerbyte

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48 Hours to go – final programme details

During registration you will receive an information pack with delegate biographies and contact details. We’ve made a couple of minor tweaks to the programme – here to download as a PDF:  Symposium Programme Kim Longinotto’s Masterclass for students takes place between … Continue reading

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Kim Longinotto Masterclass for students to kick off Symposium

We’re delighted that multi-award winning documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto will be joining us at the very beginning of the Symposium to give a Masterclass for students. Kim, pictured here on location in India for her recent film Salma will be sharing … Continue reading

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Remembering Henry Breitrose 1936 – 2014

Barely a week before we kick off with the Symposium, let’s mention the highly influential  and sadly missed founder of the Stanford Documentary Programme, Henry Breitrose who passed away at the beginning of October. A long standing member of CILECT, … Continue reading

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That’s it – no more rooms! Registration closed.

We’ve tried to keep registrations for “Teaching Documentary” open as long as possible, but we have now simply run out of rooms at the Symposium hotel. We’re full! (Those are actually Brazilian football fans in Munich and no, there isn’t … Continue reading

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Programme Update as of October 14th 2014

Barely three weeks to go: here is the latest version of the programme as a PDF. This is still subject to modification, but the content should by and large stay as laid out here. Teaching Documentary Programme update – Oct … Continue reading

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Documentary storytelling is changing

Symposium speaker Niels Pagh Andersen (Editor of “The Act of Killing”) on why documentary storytelling is changing http://tinyurl.com/pfzy4xr

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International Rugby in Cardiff means you should register soon!

For delegates wishing to stay on a day or two in Cardiff, there is the Wales vs. Australia rugby match at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 8th November – but for those who have yet to register for the Symposium, this … Continue reading

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The State of the Art, Part II: Documentary Aesthetics

Part Two of the NFB blog post by Jovana Jankovic. Echoes of Victor Kossakovsky’s ten rules for documentary filmmaking – especially number nine: Documentary is the only art, where every aesthetic element almost always has ethical aspects and every ethical aspect … Continue reading

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