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Oscar-winning filmmakers Asif Kapadia (“Emmy”) and Elizabeth Chai Vassarheli (“Free Solo”), Oscar nominees Mite Alberdi (“The Mole Agent”) and Jessica Kingdon (“Ascension”), and Emmy-nominated gelding Zhang (“One Child’s “Nation”) is among the lineup of speakers at CPH:CONFERENCE, which runs during CPH:DOX, Copenhagen’s documentary film festival.

The panel discussion under the banner “Future at our Fingertips” also featured Veronica Chatelain of the Open Society Foundation and Anadil Hussain of the UNHCR.

CPH:Conference, produced in partnership with training initiative Documentation Campus, has unveiled its full line-up of events (see here). Conference organizers said this year’s edition aims to “enable the international nonfiction community to collectively envision the future of the industry, discover and unlock the current available resources, potential solutions, and transformative potential of tomorrow’s industry.” ”

Mornings are dedicated to the art of filmmaking and the creative challenges it poses. The program will feature a series of conversations with filmmakers such as Chai Vasrelli, Kapadia, Alberdi, Kingdon and Zhang. The filmmakers will walk the audience through their latest films and discuss how “they have negotiated access, created deep intimacy and maintained the safety of their films’ vulnerable characters, so that A powerful, cinematic language can be created for delicate, complex stories.”

The afternoon will bring together producers and gatekeepers from the non-fiction world to “envision a positive future for the industry.” Organizers said: “Centered around fundamental questions of inclusion, freedom and sustainability of documentary film as an art form, the program will feature inspiring keynotes, case studies and panel discussions from key trade organisations, including Netflix, Amazon and Concordia Studios, the public, broadcasters and institutions such as the United Nations, and humanitarian organizations including the Open Society Foundation and IRIS.

The final day is devoted to the role of film and filmgoers in society. Filmmakers such as Margaret Olin, Elvira Nievera and Nanfu Wang “join civil society leaders, visionaries and thinkers to brainstorm collectively on the potential of cinema to help build and strengthen democracy, freedom and equality. will.”

Documentary Campus Director Donata Van Perfall said: “We are excited to provide a platform for the future that brings together diverse, creative voices and insights from the world of documentary filmmaking to exchange ideas with other future thinkers, net Work and brings together to create meaningful partnerships.”

Tereza Samikova, head of industry and training at CPH:DOX, said: “We are proud that CPH:CONFERENCE is also a place for concrete work. The DocuMentality initiative will advance their research, our partners in international media support the fair. are organizing a think tank on co-production, and the Global Impact Producers Association is gathering to support impact production around the world. It’s important for CPH: the conference not only to debate, but a Facilitating real, positive change.”

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