Toronto’s fourth TIFF Docs Conference will expand from one to two days (Sept 10-11) and will also now be open to the public, not just industry delegates.
The event includes premieres, works in progress and conversations with industry experts.
HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins [pictured] will deliver a keynote on topic of ‘How Far Can Documentaries Go?’
Other talks include Ken Burns with Shola Lynch and panels about trends in broadcasting and working with the education market.
Sneak previews include The Fruit Hunters and Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children.
Premieres include Rafea: Solar Mama and The Last White Knight.
“TIFF Docs Conference is an annual opportunity to engage with the doc filmmaking community,” said Thom Powers, lead documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival. “We wanted to open our home to growing audiences and industry delegates alike who share our passion for non-fiction filmmaking.”
“We’ve put a special emphasis on Canadian documentary filmmakers,” added Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “You’ll see Canada’s strong documentary heritage reflected in new work from veterans like Paul Saltzman and Peter Raymont, as well as newer doc stars like Montreal’s Yung Chang.”