DokuFest announces the schedule for “American Film Showcase” representatives; filmmakers and experts, Claire Aguilar and David France.
ITVS de-mystified: Presentation by Claire Aguilar
Curator, media programmer and commissioning editor for public media for over 20 years, Claire Aguilar is Executive Content Advisor, and works on program content and strategy for the organization, including commissioning programming from U.S. independent producers and from international producers for ITVS’s International Media Development Fund, and co-curating the Independent Lens series, a series of independently produced programs on PBS.
Claire will do a presentation of ITVS, funding opportunities for filmmakers outside US, how can non-US films be sold to ITVS and similar issues related to her work. The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, promotes and distributes independently produced programming to public television.
She has shepherded award-winning documentaries to public television, including “The Invisible War”, “At Berkeley”, “The House I Live In,” “Detropia”, “The Interrupters”, “Waltz with Bashir”, “A Lion in the House” and “Last Train Home”.
Date: August 19, 14:00h
Place: DokuFest Media Center at Str. Farkataret in front of the Stone Bridge.
Open to public
Master Class by David France
Master-class by acclaimed journalist and filmmaker David France on the different aspects during the work on his documentary “How to Survive a Plague”. Issues such as research, finding the story, working with archival material, editing and other aspects of making of “How To Survive a Plague” will be discussed.
Filmmaker David France is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and New York magazine, where he is now a contributing editor. For his journalism, he has received the National Headliner Award and the GLAAD Media Award, and has seen his work inspire several films, most recently the Emmy-nominated Showtime film “Our Fathers,” based on his critically acclaimed book. He directed the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentary “How to Survive a Plague,” which has received a Peabody Award, numerous festival honors, including from the Gotham Awards, the International Documentary Association, and the New York Film Critics Circle. He is at work on a major history of AIDS, due from Alfred A. Knopf in 2015, and a number of film and television projects.
Date: August 20, 14:00h
DokuFest Media Center at Str. Farkataret in front of the Stone Bridge.
Open to public
The American Film Showcase is a major touring film program bringing American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts to audiences worldwide. The American Film Showcase brings award-winning contemporary American documentary and independent narrative films to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. American Film Showcase program at DokuFest has been supported by Embassy of the United States in Kosovo.