Krakow Film Festival 2024

Docs Ireland returns with full fifth industry programme

Docs Ireland is back with an impressive industry program featuring panels, workshops, and networking events with renowned producers, programmers, and industry professionals from around the world. The event kicks off on Thursday, June 22, with an Emerging Talent Training Day hosted by the Docs Society, providing new talent with valuable skills and networking opportunities. Later that evening, a panel discussion will be on cross-border collaboration called Celebrating the Gains, Addressing the Gaps, presented in partnership with Screen Producers Ireland.

On Friday, June 23, Docs Ireland will host its Marketplace, bringing together documentary makers and funders from across the globe to establish connections for groundbreaking future projects. In addition, audience designer Síle Cully will host various panels and discussions on Engaging Audiences, covering topics such as Share.DOC, Doc Alliance, NOISE Film and TV’s insights on documentary film PR, DIY distribution, and conversations with leading documentary sales agents.

Notably, the event will feature three keynote industry panels. These include a discussion on current trends in the documentary market, led by BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker and documentary trainer Andy Glynne. BBC NI, BBC Storyville, POV, RTÉ, S4C, TG4, YLE, and more will represent the panel. Another panel, the Festival Programmers Session, will have Mads Mikkelsen (Head of Programme CPH.DOX) and Heather Haynes (Associate Director of Programming Hot Docs) sharing their expertise. Lastly, the Place of Markets Documentary Landscapes panel will include guest speakers from Cannes, IDFA, Documentary Association of Europe, and East Doc.

On Saturday, June 24, filmmakers will have the opportunity to pitch their documentary ideas to industry professionals at the Northern Ireland Screen Pitch, with a chance to win £7500 towards a teaser. Industry passes are currently available, priced at £85 for professionals and £55 for students. Separate tickets for individual events can also be obtained.

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