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Masterclass Series Highlights: Commission & Acquisition Model for Documentaries with Lyfta
Masterclass Series Highlights: Commission & Acquisition Model for Documentaries with Lyfta
Masterclass Series Highlights: Commission & Acquisition Model for Documentaries with Lyfta

July, 20 - 2022

Charlie Phillips, Head of Stories at Lyfta and Nick Calpakdjian, Producer of a feature-length documentary Ta-thung, talks about adapting the film into a 360 short titled The Spirit Medium.

Masterclass Series Highlights: Editing Creative Documentary Films with Anne Fabini
Masterclass Series Highlights: Editing Creative Documentary Films with Anne Fabini
Masterclass Series Highlights: Editing Creative Documentary Films with Anne Fabini

July, 20 - 2022

This Masterclass focuses on identifying the right approaches in editing methods to create a compelling story, from the editor of Oscar-nominated Of Fathers and Sons and Writing with Fire.

Masterclass Series Highlights: Of Men and War Case Study with Laurent Bécue-Renard
Masterclass Series Highlights: <i>Of Men and War</i> Case Study with Laurent Bécue-Renard
Masterclass Series Highlights: Of Men and War Case Study with Laurent Bécue-Renard

July, 14 - 2022

Laurent Bécue-Renard is the director of Of Men and War, a war documentary premiered in Cannes and won prizes at IDFA. This Masterclass is an in-depth study about his journey making the film.

Industry Talk Series Highlights: International Co-production: Creativity, Finance, and Audience
Industry Talk Series Highlights: International Co-production: Creativity, Finance, and Audience
Industry Talk Series Highlights: International Co-production: Creativity, Finance, and Audience

September, 15 - 2021

Pabelle Manikan and Wena Sanchez, alumnae of Docs By The Sea and a director-producer duo, on doing an international co-production with France for their film Dreaming in the Red Light (2019).

Masterclass Series Highlights: Cinematography in Creative Documentary
Masterclass Series Highlights: Cinematography in Creative Documentary
Masterclass Series Highlights: Cinematography in Creative Documentary

September, 15 - 2021

Wojciech Staroń, Silver Bear winner at the 61st Berlinale for Artistic Contribution for cinematography, shares some insights on his artistic works as a DOP.

Industry Talk Series Highlights: Finding Funding: International Documentary Financing Landscape
Industry Talk Series Highlights: Finding Funding: International Documentary Financing Landscape
Industry Talk Series Highlights: Finding Funding: International Documentary Financing Landscape

September, 15 - 2021

Toni Bell and Zeynep Güzel on types of financing models and sources of funding in the international documentary market. This session was programmed by Documentary Association of Europe.

Masterclass Series Highlights: Docs By The Sea Alumni Case Study: Aswang
Masterclass Series Highlights: Docs By The Sea Alumni Case Study: <i>Aswang</i>
Masterclass Series Highlights: Docs By The Sea Alumni Case Study: Aswang

September, 15 - 2021

Alyx Arumpac, alumna of Docs By The Sea 2017 and director of the award-winning film Aswang, talks about pitching the film and the journey of meeting international co-producers.

Interview with Anne Fabini, Editing Lab Mentor
Interview with Anne Fabini, Editing Lab Mentor
Interview with Anne Fabini, Editing Lab Mentor

September, 15 - 2021

Our long-time mentor and member of Rough Cut Service on technicalities of film editing, how to work with a director, and how to know when a movie is "done".