take place each day, September 4th through 7th at 2 P.M. at the NEW DOCUTAH Red Cliffs Theaters. These talks are FREE to the public and, of course open to all Festival pass attendees.
If you ever wanted to sit down with a filmmaker or director to hear the inside story of their film, now is your chance. DOCtalks bring together these accomplished artists in an intimate setting, allowing you to hear their thoughts on the joys, pitfalls, struggles and successes when tackling documentary filmmaking.
Attendees also have a chance to ask questions and get advice on the business of filmmaking from those who have been there, done that. Don’t miss this golden opportunity, whether you are a budding filmmaker or just a fan of the genre, to get up close and personal with filmmakers and directors. All DOCtalks are free and open to the public.
- September 4 - STUCK IN NEUTRAL. Should a filmmaker always take a position on a film that has a political narrative? Despite a filmmakers passion does remaining neutral in the way the subject is presented have a benefit? - Jamie Buckner, Call Us Ishmael, Monique, Serenade for Fanny, Elizabeth Rynecki, Chasing Portraits.
- September 5 - DOES MONEY BUY HAPPINESS? How important is funding to making a documentary, isn't it about the filmmakers passion? And how much is enough? - Carlos Plummer, Becoming Rich, Ash Kumar Bhat, Aghanashini.
- September 6 - GETTING THE WORD OUT. How do you publicize your film? What are the best festivals and how much money do you spend on PR? - Charlie Samuels, Virgin Blacktop, Elizabeth Beecherl & Carla Patullo, Lotte, The Silhouette Girl, Dane Christiansen, Faithful.
- September 7 - IF I HAD TO DO IT ALL OVER. What did you learn making your film and what three essential warnings would you give other filmmakers? - Erin Palmquist, From Baghdad to the Bay, Dora Wu, Some Nerve, Zak Ciotti, Going Sane, Rebecca Blumhagen, Happiness Machine.