The Truth Will Out: Potential + Problems for Documentary Films

Berlinale Industry Events

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Tue Feb 15 12:00 – 13:00
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Documentary filmmaking is enjoying a golden age. Non-fiction films are more popular than ever at the box office, and streaming services appear to have an insatiable appetite for non-fiction story-telling. New models of distribution offer new opportunities for documentary producers and directors to bring their true stories to audiences worldwide. But the doc boom has also focused attention on the art of the documentary and core questions of objective and subjective "truth", of what should and shouldn't be allowed in non-fiction. In a pair of intimate fireside chats, The Hollywood Reporter and the European Film Market discuss the opportunities for documentary film markers in this new digital marketplace, as well as the creative and ethical challenges of bringing true stories to the screen.

  • Tags:
  • Docs,
  • Distribution

In collaboration with


Anke Van Diejen (she/her)


Picl, Netherlands

Anna Godas (she/her)


Dogwoof, UK

Akuol Garang de Mabior (she/her)


Kenya / South Sudan

Jonas Poher Rasmussen (he/him)




Scott Roxborough

European Bureau Chief

The Hollywood Reporter, Germany