Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Filmmaking for Change Sun 13 March, 12pm

Filmmaking for Change
BFI Southbank Studio, Sun 13 March, 12pm
A stellar panel discusses the snowballing trend in activist filmmaking.
Political filmmaking has snowballed in recent years with widening access to handycams and mobiles and breakaway documentaries like Supersize Me. Panelists Emily James (executive producer, The Age of Stupid; & director, The Luckiest Nut In The World), Deborah Burton (Tipping Point Film Fund), filmmaker Zoe Broughton and communications consultant Kathryn Corrick ask whether this really is a filmmaking revolution or just a source of cheap footage for news outlets. This session includes an exclusive preview of Emily James' new crowd-funded documentary about environmental direct action
http://www.birds-eye-view.co.uk/3194/innovation/filmmaking-for-change.html

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