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Involving several key players in the documentary festival and funding sector, the diversity and inclusion events programmed at the DocSalon on Tuesday February 12th will focus on the subject of inclusivity at the greenlighting table and its results for the documentary festival and funding landscape.


Diversity & Inclusion
Themba Bhebhe


Inspired by the reflections of a recent think tank at IDFA, this Diversity & Inclusion talk, hosted by the DocSalon, will focus on the measures at documentary festivals to achieve greater inclusion in the organizations themselves, their activities and audiences.

In collaboration with IDFA.

Emilie Bujes (Vision du Réel)
Leena Pasanen (DOK Leipzig)
Melanie Iredale (Sheffield Doc Fest)
Lamia Guiga (Carthage Film Festival)
Dorota Lech (Hot Docs)
Libby Hakaraia (Maoriland Film Festival)

This session will be moderated by Orwa Nyrabia (IDFA).

Drawing from the insights of professionals from the documentary sector, this conversation will broach the intersection of documentary funding and inclusive policymaking.
Focusing on those agencies that seek to promote documentaries by and/or featuring underrepresented groups, this panel will investigate how inclusivity at funding greenlighting tables can be achieved.

Andria Wilson – Inside Out Film Festival
Debra Zimmerman – Women Make Movies
Lizzie Francke – British Film Institute
Laurence Lascary - Fonds Images de la Diversité (CNC/ex-commission member)
John Kantara – Independent Documentary Filmmaker

This conversation will be moderated by Cintia Gil (DocLisboa)