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Ava DuVernay, Steve James set for Hollywood doc conference

The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced on Tuesday the programme and additional keynotes for the biennial filmmaker-to-filmmaker conference inaugurated by the IDA and the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in 2014.

The conference will run from September 27-29 at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and other locations in Hollywood.

Events will include Ava DuVernay (pictured), Shola Lynch and Steve James, as well as producer Julie Goldman.

Programming features include a VR Doc Summit and creative case studies on the craft of documentary film-making.

“Getting Real represents the coming together of a diverse and dynamic community, not just to celebrate individual films, but to strengthen the connections within the field,” said IDA executive director Simon Kilmurry.

“While passion for the truth through documentary storytelling drives many of us, it is only through building community and strengthening infrastructure can we forge an industry that thrives.”

A partial line-up of events, speakers, and panels is available here.




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