Docs Ireland 2023: Place of Markets in the Documentary Landscape

4:45 PM 23rd June 2023 2 Royal Avenue

Docs Ireland 2023 presents a panel discussion on the relationship between markets and documentary film

The non-fiction film industry is an ever-evolving enterprise, with the recent appetite for content leading to mass expansion – the consequences of which have provided both positive and negative outcomes for those producing documentary film.

The documentary marketplace at film festivals have historically played an integral role in the business of making film, but the continued shifts in the industry have begun to alter their place within the ecosystem. Covering a variety of topics around the place of markets in the documentary landscape, representatives from important international marketplaces will discuss how they perceive their current function in the industry, how they work in this capricious environment, and the strategies they employ to ensure they are supporting documentary filmmakers to raise the financing they need to make their films.

Pierre-Alexis Chevit – Head, Cannes Docs
Selin Murat – Markets Manager, IDFA
Brigid O’Shea – Co-Founder, Documentary Association of Europe
Sofia Tocar– Coordinator, East Silver at East Doc Platform, Institute of Documentary Film

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