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RESILIENCE:CULTURE

New digital formats, modes of interaction and authorship have exploded as storyteller, creators, institutions and collectives build new worlds in the online space. What strategies should be embraced to ensure true resilience for the arts and cultural sectors in a post-pandemic world?
Programme curated and presented in partnership with   

15:00

Collective Inspiration, Collective Action!

After discussing paths to democratic, economic, social and ecological transformation, this final day focuses on collective action. Groups, initiatives and companies fighting for radical resilience in arts, culture and media share their insights before diving into constructive breakout discussions.

We will start with 5 minute long ignite talks, where initiatives will be presenting their work and the goals of each workshop.

Speakers

FilmChain: Irina Albita, Co-founder and Co-CEO, UK

Patreon: Ronny Krieger, General Manager Europe, Germany

Doc Society: Jessica Edwards, Director of Impact and Partnerships, UK

Programmers of Colour Collective: Toni Bell, Impact Strategist, Looky Looky Pictures ; Creator/Host, What's Up with Docs Podcast

Ethnocine Collective: Miasarah Lai, Co-Founder, USA

15:30

Workshop Breakout Sessions with Collectives and Initiatives

Workshops will be hosted simultaneously by all participating initiatives. 

All workshops will be held in the indicated time slot in Zoom breakout rooms, allowing conference attendees to participate in a workshop of their choice.

See list of Workshops below:

15:30

Workshop - FilmChain - How Transparency Builds Trust: Workshop with Digital CAM FilmChain

The aim of the workshop is to equip filmmakers and partners with knowledge that enables money and data. Based on shared values of transparency, fairness, sustainability, FilmChain and the participants will discuss processes that empower, better money flows and run a practical demo of a digital CAM.

Speakers

FilmChain: Irina Albita, Co-founder and Co-CEO, UK

FilmChain: Maria Tanjala, Co-founder and Co-CEO, UK

15:30

Workshop - Patreon - Community and the Future of Funding with Patreon

Many artists have shifted from large anonymous audiences on social media to a closer interaction with their core audience – to share exclusive content in exchange for a sustainable monthly income on membership platform Patreon. Join the creative class to discuss the future of funding for storytellers.

Speakers

Patreon: Ronny Krieger, General Manager Europe, Germany

Patreon: Gee Linford Grayson, Creator Partnerships, UK & Ireland

15:30

Workshop - Doc Society - Climate storytelling + The Reimagining of Possibilities

What industry shifts are needed to move beyond a monoculture of climate narratives? And how can these stories better engage diverse audiences and deliver meaningful impact? 

Is the answer more funding? Better impact strategies? New routes of distribution? Strategic audience research? Let’s discuss!

Speakers

Doc Society: Jessica Edwards, Director of Impact and Partnerships, UK

Doc Society: Shanida Scotland, Head of Film, Doc Society, UK

15:30

Workshop - Programmers of Colour Collective - Is This Work for Us? (inspired by the writings of Jemma Desai)

We will name the issues that POC and other under-resourced filmmakers must negotiate when working within the predominantly white documentary industry. We will also discuss how these problems impact our communities and find possible solutions and ways to navigate these challenges.

Speakers

Programmers of Colour Collective: Lana Garland, Festival Director & Filmmaker, Hayti Heritage Film Festival / Insibah Media, USA

Programmers of Colour Collective: Toni Bell, Impact Strategist, Looky Looky Pictures ; Creator/Host, What's Up with Docs Podcast

15:30

WORKSHOP - ETHNOCINE COLLECTIVE - DECOLONIZING DOCUMENTARY FILM

Documentary films have long been entangled with the colonial project of white supremacy and representing “the other.” Participants will learn first steps to decolonize film, combat racist representations and promote alternative modes of storytelling that move beyond the “anthropological other”.
Speakers

Ethnocine Collective: Miasarah Lai, Co-Founder, USA

16:35

Wrap-Up and Presentation of Key Insights

To conclude the workshop sessions, each initiative will briefly present results and new ideas that arose from three rounds of group work and discussions with three different sets of attendees.

Speakers

FilmChain: Irina Albita, Co-founder and Co-CEO, UK

Patreon: Ronny Krieger, General Manager Europe, Germany

Doc Society: Jessica Edwards, Director of Impact and Partnerships, UK

Programmers of Colour Collective: Toni Bell, Impact Strategist, Looky Looky Pictures ; Creator/Host, What's Up with Docs Podcast

Ethnocine Collective: Miasarah Lai, Co-Founder, USA

17:00

Conference Wrap-Up!

After this exploration of on-the-ground activism and critical intersections between the conference key themes, we wrap up by reflecting together with curator AC Coppens. This closing session brings together key learnings from throughout the program in the form of prompts and tools for action.

Speakers

AC Coppens, Conference Co-Curator, The Catalysts

18:00

Reconnect! Networking with Curators, Organisers and Festival Friends

In this informal networking session, we celebrate reconnection within the documentary filmmaking community and beyond. Reflect on the conference with the curators and organisers, and take the chance to get together one last time with speakers and fellow participants.