Sat 27 Apr, 11:00 Festival Hub at Rich Mix,

Long Visions: Paths to First Features

We invite all artists interested in or on their way to developing a first non-fiction feature to join Head of the BFI Doc Society Fund Luke Moody for this roundtable discussion. The session will touch on opportunities, practicalities and guidance for artists working towards feature-length filmmaking and will include a filmmaker case study presentation. We encourage attendees to participate in the conversation and exchange experiences of working in the non-fiction field, as well as use this opportunity to connect with each other.

The BFI Doc Society Features Fund supports independent non-fiction films and immersive projects from UK filmmakers and producers, intended for theatrical release and prioritising expansive, director-led storytelling. The Fund is made possible through National Lottery funding. 

Participating speakers include:

Graeme Arnfield (b. 1991, UK) is an artist filmmaker and composer living in London, raised in Cheshire, UK. Producing sensory essay films from networked imagery his films use methods of investigative storytelling to explore issues of technology, ecology and history. Research topics have included: the politics of digital networks, the distribution of ecological matter such as peat and asbestos and the adaptive circulation of global and local histories. His work has been presented worldwide including Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Festival, Open City Documentary Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Sonic Acts Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Transmediale, IMPAKT Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Plastik Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, LUX, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Berlinische Gallerie, Signal Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery and on e-flux & Vdrome. He graduated with a Masters in Experimental Cinema at Kingston University. His work is distributed by LUX, Arsenal and Square Eyes.  

Image courtesy of Johnson Space Centre, NASA

In partnership with BFI Doc Society.