BFI Doc Society Drop-In
The BFI Doc Society team will be taking over our Festival Hub Lounge to host an afternoon of one-to-one surgeries alongside other experts in the field. Documentary producers can book a slot to get advice and feedback on a range of issues: from commissioning opportunities and funding to festival strategy and sustainability. The surgeries will be followed by our networking happy hour so if you haven’t managed to book a slot, please do drop in to the drinks.
Jessica Edwards (Director of Impact and Partnerships, Doc Society)
You can ask Jessica about: keeping your doc project and yourself Safe + Secure, impact filmmaking and general funding questions.
Oliver Rivers (Doc Society Managing Director)
You can ask Oliver: general funding questions, finance mysteries and contracts.
Lisa Marie Russo (BFI Doc Society Fund Executive)
You can ask Lisa Marie about: BFI Doc Society Funding, our support activity and any producing conundrums.
Hannah Bush Bailey (BFI Doc Society Fund Production Manager)
You can ask Hannah about: BFI Doc Society funding and our support activity, production questions like scheduling, contracts and budgets.
Christine Howard (BFI Doc Society Fund Business Affairs Manager)
You can ask Christine about: Informal legal and business affairs advice, production and distribution contracts
Patrick Hurley (Director of Marketplace and Talent, Sheffield Doc/Fest)
You can ask Patrick about how he facilitates and nurtures new documentary work through Sheffield Doc/Fest’s marketplace and talent programme. He also knows a thing or ten about distribution.
Christo Hird (Founder, Dartmouth Films)
Christopher Hird is the founder of Dartmouth Films, catch line: documentaries from dream to screen. So ask him about anything in that time and activity span.
Harriet Williams + John Knowles (BFI Young Audience Content Fund)
Talk to Harriet and John If you’re working on a film or content that
Gavin Humphries (Managing Editor, NOWNESS)
You can ask Gavin about the bold non-fiction work that NOWNESS commission and how they work a broad range of talent. Gavin is also an experienced producer and can lend an ear to any current challenges you might want to chew over.
Margherita Modeo +
Producers! This is a really great opportunity to ask the BFI all your questions about qualifying for the UK tax credit.