6pm Panel: Documentary – The Facts and Fictions

  • 60 mins

The documentary landscape has expanded in recent years. With ever more experimental forms, is the distinction between fact and fiction still clear in film?

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The panelists for this event are:

Nick Higgins – Chair
Producer - The New Ten Commandments (EIFF 2008), Director of the 3rd Commandment The right not to be enslaved

Jenny Leask
EIFF Documentary Programmer

Matt Wolf
Director - Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (EIFF 2008)

James Marsh
Director – Man On Wire (EIFF 2008)

Noe Mendelle
Director, Scottish Documentary Institute

Please see below the list of other panels in the series:

PRICE (PER PANEL): £5.00 (£3.50 concs)
BUY ALL SEVEN PANEL EVENTS FOR: £25.00 (£17.50 concs) OFFLINE ONLY.

Animation
THU 26 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1
From Harryhausen’s skeletons to Corin Hardy’s groundbreaking music videos and Pixar’s WALL•E, this is a hot animation year at EIFF. Discuss this most fluid of forms with some of its exponents.

Landscape and Location
THU 19 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1
The physical placement of a film is critical. Here, experts i n cinematography and locations reveal their secrets.

The New Horror

FRI 20 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1
From ‘torture porn’ to zombie comedy: what now defines this key commercial genre?

Contemporary Criticism
MON 23 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1
Does the internet sound the death knell for print criticism? Leading film critics explore the future of their industry.

Taking the Temperature of British Film

TUE 24 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1
The UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund supported several films in this year’s EIFF (including Better Things; Donkey Punch; Man on Wire) Representatives of the fund will be there to discuss the current condition of UK cinema.

Positive Piracy?
WED 25 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1
Piracy hurts the industry. Yet the sharing of rare and cult film on the internet expands film education and creates new communities of enthusiasts … Debate the rights and wrongs with those who have a stake.

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