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AUGUST 2021 events
MEET THE COMMISSIONER: DANNY HORAN
Danny Horan | Head of Factual, Channel 4
Liz Tucker | Chair, WFTV
Have you got a fantastic idea for a ground-breaking documentary or series? Would you like to find out how to get your programme proposal commissioned?
WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker was in conversation with Danny Horan, Head of Factual at Channel 4 who shared his thoughts about what makes great television and explain what you need to do to get that elusive commission.
Danny’s department is responsible for a wide range of shows including 24 Hours in Police Custody, First Dates, Grayson Perry’s Art Club, The Dog House, Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles, Barrymore: The Body in the Pool and 100 Vaginas.
Short Film Club: Storytelling in Animation, in conversation with Filmmakers
Maryam Mohajer | Director
Natalia Mirzoyan | Director
Hannah Dougherty | Dirrector
Jaine Green | Head of Content, discover.film.
Katie Bailiff | CEO, WFTV
Short Film Club is an event series spotlighting some of the best short films for WFTV members. Showcasing the work of filmmakers based around a theme, you will have the opportunity to watch the films selected for the Short Film Club, hear from the creators behind them and join in the conversation.
Hosted by WFTV and in partnership discover.film, a global streamer dedicated to short form content, this Short Film Club will be chaired by Katie Bailiff, WFTV’s CEO, and chaired by Jaine Green, Head of Content at discover.film. Bringing together the directors Maryam Mohajer, Natalia Mirzoyan and Hannah Dougherty in this event they will discuss their short films, developing distinct animation styles to tell their stories and creative insight to the making of the films.
Writing and Directing Horror with Prano Bailey-Bond
Prano Bailey-Bond | Co-writer and Director, Censor
Wendy Mitchell | Journalist, Moderator and Film Festival Consultant
Prano Bailey-Bond, co-writer and director of Censor, joins Wendy Mitchell for a conversation around her debut feature Censor.
Censor is a psychological horror set in 1985 that follows film censor Enid. Meticulous in her work, Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories and she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.
We’ll hear about Prano’s journey from making short films to her first feature film, her inspirations and insight to the writing process with her co-writer Anthony Fletcher. The conversation will also explore her collaborative process with lead actress Niamh Algar, and the discussions that they had around Enid as well as working in the horror genre as a female director.
The Global Festival Circuit: An update with Katie McCullough, Festival Formula
Katie McCullough | Founder, Festival Formula
The global film festival was shaken up in 2020, with global social distancing restrictions resulting in cancellations and the shift to online. As those restrictions have been updated in 2021, many of this year’s festivals have gone ahead under a variety of ways - online, hybrid schedules and in person.
Checking in with Katie McCullough from Festival Formula, in this session we’ll discover what models festivals have embraced from 2020 and are here to stay. Leading us through live case studies of festivals that have been able to go ahead in 2021, Katie will be providing an insight into the new opportunities that these festival adaptions offer. From choosing the reach of your submissions to being able to attend a festival around the world from the comfort of home, there will be plenty to explore.
With over a decade of experience and knowledge, as well as a strong professional reputation within the industry, Festival Formula fills a gap in education for those who hope to build their profile within the film industry.
Writers’ Group: How to Work with a Script Editor, in conversation with Molly Rees
Molly Rees | Script Editor
Christina Pickworth | Agent
For this month’s writers’ group host Christina Pickworth will be in conversation with script editor, Molly Rees.
They discussed Molly’s journey in the industry, her role as a script editor and how she works with writers to develop projects. In this session Molly shared tips on how to receive and implement feedback, key areas to think about when storylining and questions that can help shift focus to move forward with a script when writers’ block strikes.