Ben Kempas
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Kampas is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.


SUNNY SIDE 2008: Green Paint?

“Make media with no impact” – that’s the proclamation of the Greencode Project, referring to the environmental footprint of our industry

SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC 2008: Causing Trouble

While investigative documentaries are usually flagship programmes, making them has become increasingly difficult

FESTIVAL REVIEWS 2007: Hot Picks from Hot Docs

With 129 documentaries in 10 days, Toronto’s Hot Docs is North America’s well-established answer to IDFA. DOX’s reporter checked out two of the winners.

DOCAGORA 2007: Dead Ducks and Digital Dust

DocAgora events promise to be at the forefront when it comes to talking about the digital future of documentaries

Selling Silence

An almost 3-hour-long documentary about a monastery with no narration, where even the monks are silent: at first glance, these key features of Philip Gröning’s film “Into Great Silence” don’t sound quite like every distributor’s dream.

HIGH DEFINITION: Give Me an HD Coffee Break

Sunny Side of the Doc has found a new home in La Rochelle, and this year’s event was all about the arrival of High Definition.

MARKET REPORT: Switching Sides at Sunny Side

More than 2000 documentary professionals attended this year’s edition of Sunny Side of the Doc. For two of them, their role at the market changed radically.

Back To the Single Documentary: Alan Hayling

DISCOVERY CAMPUS SYMPOSIUM AT SUNNY SIDE Earlier this year, the BBC appointed Alan Hayling as Head of Documentaries. The Discovery Campus Symposium at Sunny Side...

SUNNY SIDE 2003: Iranian Insights

As Sunny Side of the Doc was celebrating record-breaking numbers of projects and buyers, five filmmakers from Tehran silently arrived in Marseilles. Somewhere at the fringe of an incredibly bustling documentary market, BEN KEMPAS witnessed how the Iranian directors met their broadcasters for the very first time.