Sheffield Doc/Fest Film Programmer Hussain Currimbhoy was one of the guests of Documentarist 2009 in this year. On Saturday 6, he organized a panel for documentary film makers in Istanbul about “New Possibilities in Documentary Production and Meetmarket”.
Sheffield Doc/Fest is one of the most important and remarkable documentary film festival industry session programme and market place, offering pitching opportunities, discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses documentary films from all over the world. Every year almost 1500 guests are invited and 1200 movie applied for the festival. The 16th Doc/Fest will be held in Sheffield from 4-8 November 2009. Beside media professionals famous documentary film bloggers are attending to festival such as Agnes Varnum who is also documentary film programmer for several film festivals, Ray Pride and A.J Schnack who are also documentary film directors. In past years world known directors and other film professionals were the guests of the festival like Michael Apted, Nick Fraser, Morgan Spurlock, Michael Moore, Dennis O’Rourke, Errol Morris and many other more…
Mr. Currimbhoy explained Doc/Fest opportunities in details to Turkish documentary film makers and gave us some tips too. We also talked and discussed about film funds, financing, finding producer themes and magic word “matcmade”. Thanks to film critic and documentary film maker Necati Sönmez for his invitation to him and of course thanks to Hussain Currimbhoy for his coming:-) It was very helpful and informative panel.
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Hi Orkide, thanks for the lovely report. it was my pleasure to attend Documentarist and to talk to filmmakers there. i loved it actually! such a great atmosphere and very good ideas kicking around in a place that has stories coming out of walls. stay in touch and keep the blog bliss