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Truth Shaped Films Afternoon

Theatre Royal / Friday 24 February 14:00 - 17:00

Scottish documentary in the world : the world in Scottish documentary

Part 1, 2pm-3.30pm:
What makes non-fiction films from Scotland so internationally successful? With 10 documentary features coming out of Scotland between 2015-16 the output of world-class creative documentary from has never been so strong. But, while international audiences enjoy these films, why does their success often feel like Scotland's best kept secret? What stories are these films telling and why do the voices behind them feel so original? Importantly, is there a reinvigorated appetite for them with Scottish audiences? Film maker Lou McLoughlan and creative ethnologist Mairi McFadyen chair a discussion with a vociferous audience, Hugh Cheape and film makers Paul Fegan, Karen Guthrie and Sara Ishaq (tbc), to discuss the current movement in Scottish documentary film making, it's changing sense of place, and the audiences who want it.

Part 2, 3.45pm-5pm.
Meet the pioneering producers who are taking Scottish films out to the world and, where possible, to Scottish and UK audiences. In a month that celebrates the BBC forming a new 3 year documentary commissioning contract with 'Britdoc',  we'll be asking Scottish producers where the opportunities for their projects are presently found? Featuring Scottish documentary producer John Archer from Hopscotch Films, (who has produced some of director Mark Cousins work), the Scottish Documentary Institute, (who run the Bridging the Gap scheme), and Aimara Reques of Aconite Productions whose film, BRASILIA LIFE AFTER DESIGN, is showing at this year's GFF. 


What 's the secret behind Scottish creative documentary's success? And what would help them develop world-class films and a sustainable industry, in the years ahead?

This event is open to all and Industry Focus pass is not required.


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