I had the privilege last week to be among a small group gathered for the New Arts of Documentary summit,
a project of the Open Doc Lab
The summit brought together a group of mediamakers, technologists,
scholars, curators and funders who are all experimenting with, thinking
about, and forging new ground in the practice of nonfiction
storytelling. Throughout the day, we shared rich discussion and saw some
amazing projects playing with the boundaries of what documentary is
and, significantly, what it can be. We also wrestled with the obstacles
and ethical issues at play in the field, leaving with more questions
than answers and a promise of more conversation to come.
It's already time to start thinking about the fall film festivals and your hit list of "must attends," ESPECIALLY for New England filmmakers, should include the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) taking place Sept. 30th through Oct. 3rd!