Durban FilmMart SA (DFM),Centre for Film and Media Studies – UCT (CFMS) and ScreenCubator present The UCT Doc Impact Sessions! The 11th edition of the DFM is exclusively digital this year! You can learn from industry professionals, network and pitch your ideas to the market.Three impact sessions will be held on Tuesday 8 September 2020 with panelists Wanja Emily, Vanessa Cuervo, Naomi Walker, Liani Maasdorp and Miki Redelinghuys
Impact Session 1
Ready, Steady, Impact – an introduction to Impact Producing
DATE: 8 September @ 11am
The UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies and ScreenCubator, supported by The Fox Foundation, partners with DFM to create a series of impact Sessions. In this, the first of three sessions that focus on impact producing, Liani Maasdorp gives an interactive, high intensity introduction to the core concepts you need to understand to embark on designing an impact strategy – the how, who, why and when.
Duration: 45 minutes
Impact Session 2
Wearing the Shoe That Fits – Impact Case Studies
8 September @ 1pm
The UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies and ScreenCubator, supported by The Fox Foundation, partners with DFM to create a series of impact sessions. In this, the second of three sessions, we unpack two impact case studies: Wanja Emily, Impact producer of Thank you For the Rain, talks about the film’s global campaign to fight climate change while building climate resilient communities in East Africa. The campaign has won a DocImpactHi5 and the case study reflects the implementation of a well-resourced campaign. South African documentary, This Land focused on the implementation of a grassroots campaign to reach remote rural audiences. Filmmaker-impact producer, Miki Redelinghuys talks about building networks for impact and how to make a little go a long way.
Duration: 1 hour
Impact Session 3
Impact from Home: Reaching Audiences During Pandemic Times
DATE: 8 September @ 2pm and 3pm
Panelists: Wanja Emily – Impact Campaigns producer, Kenya; Vanessa Cuervo – Good Pitch, Colombia; Naomi Walker – Documensch, USA
The UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies and ScreenCubator, supported by The Fox Foundation, partners with DFM to create a series of impact sessions. Since #stayhome, impact producers have had to re-imagined ways to reach audiences and have meaningful conversations with them around social change documentary films. Impact producers from around the world share their knowledge, experiences and challenges. Questions we’ll cover will include: How do you approach impact when you can’t screen films in person? What are the existing platforms for screening and discussion? How do you reach viewers that are not digital natives? What are the issues specific to distribution in Africa, especially if your target audience is rural?
Host/facilitator: Liani Maasdorp, UCT
Duration: 2 x 45 sessions (with 15 minute interval)