Ahead of his spotlight session at next month's Australian International Documentary Conference, Mstyslav Chernov, director of the Oscar-nominated '20 Days in Mariupol', talks to IF about working in a conflict zone, and the differences between news and documentary storytelling, both in terms of craft and impact on the audience.
'20 Days in Mariupol' director Mstyslav Chernov and composer Nainita Desai of 'The Deepest Breath' and '14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible' are the first international speakers confirmed for March's Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).
With only nine Australian feature docs making more than $100,000 at the box office last year, and none more than $350,000, the future of Australian documentary in cinemas went under the microscope at AIDC.
Philippa Bateman’s portrait of musicians Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, 'Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow', and Blackfella Films’ 'The Australian Wars' took home the top prizes at the Australian International Documentary Conference Awards.
How do you make documentary and factual content for social platforms that captures and holds attention? How do you condense big topics into 60 seconds? Oh, and is there a business model for this sort of content? These questions were among the conversation at AIDC.
"Volcanoes are such a perfect metaphor for love." Sara Dosa, the director of the Oscar-nominated 'Fire of Love' and AIDC keynote speaker, talks to IF.
Naked Television managing director and AIDC keynote speaker Fatima Salaria discusses bringing "edginess, disruption and inquisitiveness" to docuseries.