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Character Assassination – Is Character King/Queen?

Part of the Industry (non-public) Strand

  • 90 mins


17:00 - 18:30 TRAVERSE 2

Access: EIFF Passholders

How do you approach character development differently in documentary, in fiction, or in animation? Come hear three very different filmmakers talk about developing stories and characters and what strategies they use to attract audiences and support from the industry. Guests will chat about the importance of storytelling and how/when a film can be built around a central character. If characters are driving the story, how do you as a filmmaker drive them? Does this differ in shorts and features? And in the battle of plot vs character, who should win? In partnership with the Scottish Documentary Institute, Dr Amy Hardy (The Edge of Dreaming) chairs the discussion with Chico Pereira (Donkeyote), Will Anderson (Monkey Love Experiments) and Rachel Tunnard (Adult Life Skills) to share their thoughts on creating characters who are engaging, truthful and original.



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