Doc Day 2019
A special full-day event to put the spotlight on the documentary genre, raise awareness on contemporary challenges, celebrate all the documentaries in selection in Cannes, and bring together the entire doc community
MORNING SESSION :
9:30 (2h30) – Plage du Gray d’Albion
CAFÉ & CROISSANTS 9:30-10:00
WELCOMING WORDS by Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director, Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, Frédérique Bredin, President, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), and Julie Bertuccelli, President, LaScam.
OPENING KEYNOTE by Alessia Sonaglioni, Executive Director, European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA).
A CONVERSATION with Yolande Zauberman, Filmmaker & President of the L’Œil d’or – Cannes Documentary Award 2019 Jury. Moderated by Elisabeth Franck-Dumas, Film Critic, Libération.
FILMING THE WAR FROM WITHIN – FOR SAMA (Official Selection, Special Screening)
A Filmmakers’ Testimony & Documentary Case Study
With Co-Directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, Impact Producer Erika Howard (FRONTLINE, PBS) and Sales Agent Salma Abdalla (Autlook Filmsales). Moderated by Wendy Mitchell, Film Festival Consultant and Journalist, Screen International.
AFTERNOON SESSION :
15:30 (2h00) – Cinema Olympia
WELCOMING WORDS by Fabienne Hanclot, Managing Director, ACID.
DOCUMENTING SOCIAL STRUGGLES
With Filmmakers Lech Kowalski (ON VA TOUT PÉTER / BLOW IT TO BITS, in selection, Directors’ Fortnight), Aude Chevalier-Beaumel and Marcelo Barbosa (INDIANARA, in selection, ACID).
Moderated by Laurent Bécue-Renard, Filmmaker & member of ACID board of administration.
WHAT DO MEDIA OUTLETS HAVE TO BRING TO (NOT-JUST-INVESTIGATIVE) DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
With Lindsay Crouse, Coordinating Producer for the New York Times Op-Docs series, and Horia El Hadad, Documentary Producer at Al Jazeera English, Doha. Moderated by Matt Mueller, Editor, Screen International.
CLOSING KEYNOTE by Kamal Sinclair, Senior Consultant at Sundance Institute & Future Architect at Office of Sharon Chang, sharing the highlights of Making A New Reality, a year-long research project about inclusion and diversity in emerging media, and an inspiration for the role storytellers can play in activating a positive, collective imagination for the future.
DOC LOVERS MIXER
18:00 (2h00) – Plage des Palmes
This cocktail brings together the entire doc community in Cannes. Join us at the end of the Doc Day to mingle with every Doc Lover: filmmakers, producers, festivals, distributors, sales agents and more, all sharing the same passion for documentary film!
20:00 (2h00) – Cinéma Les Arcades
SOLO, by Artemio Benki (in selection, ACID)