Cannes Docs 2020

As part of the online Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, Cannes Docs brings its selection of screenings and events to the virtual festival, 22 – 26 June 2020.

Aside from the variety of workshops, industry events, screenings, as well as its culminating event, Doc Day, Cannes Docs has also curated 5 expert-led industry panels. Alongside festival partners, CPH:DOX, DOK Leipzig, Ji.hlava IDFF, Visions du Réel, and It’s All True/E Tudo Verdade will all discuss topical issues in the field of documentary film and festivals.

Below are the details on each Doc Talk, and you can find more information and technical/attendance information – HERE. All times are reflected in CET timezone.

June 22, 2020

  • 16:30 – 17:30: CPH:DOXDocumentary Production now – and beyond!
    • Speakers: Monica Hellström (Final Cut for Real); Sara Stockmann (Sonntag Pictures); Katrine Kiilgaard, CPH:DOX Deputy Director and Head of Industry; Tereza Simikova, Head of CPH:FORUM.
    • About: Navigate production and distribution in times of pandemic with two of Denmark’s most skilled documentary film producers. In conversation with members of the CPH:DOX team, the first festival to adapt online in the wake of Coronavirus, the quartet will discuss topics such as: How do they adjust their strategies in order to secure the financing of their projects, traditionally anchored in film festival’s industry platforms, nowadays also happening online? What trends do they see in the way documentaries are being produced? How do they expect the production landscape to change, once the pandemic is over?

June 23, 2020

  • 16:30 – 17:30: It’s All True/E Tudo Verdade – History through me: the autobiographical/political trend in Latin American docs.
    • Speakers: Argentine filmmaker Andrés Di Tella; Brazilian filmmaker Petra Costa. Moderated by Amir Labaki, …


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