Tue, 20 Sept|
WFTV in Leeds: In conversation with Executive Producer and Director, Anna Hall
In this event, 2021 WFTV Award winner Anna Hall will be in conversation with Ruth Pitt, discussing the making of some of her documentaries from idea to commission.
Time & Location
20 Sept 2022, 18:30 – 21:00 BST
Archive, Archive, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds, LS3 1HD
About the Event
**Please note this is an in-person event.**
Battling for access to life's most difficult stories, Anna Hall has produced and directed documentaries on - amongst others - forced marriage and honour-based abuse, interfamilial sexual abuse, domestic violence and coercive control which drew these issues into national conversation. Her 17-year enquiry into gang grooming and child exploitation produced the multi-award-winning Channel 4 film The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs. She has been nominated for 6 BAFTAs and is the only woman ever to have been nominated in two consecutive years for Best Factual Director at the BAFTA Craft Awards.
In this event, 2021 WFTV Award winner Anna Hall will be in conversation with Ruth Pitt, discussing the making of some of her documentaries from idea to commission, how she brokered ultimate access with contributors to tell their stories and offering insight to setting up the multi-award-winning Leeds based production company, Candour Productions.
Following the talk there will be networking drinks and the opportunity to meet WFTV members and colleagues from the industry.
18:30: Arrival and check-in
19:00-20:00: Anna Hall in conversation with Ruth Pitt & Audience Q&A
20:00-21:00: Networking drinks with WFTV members and industry friends
Anna has been making films for over 20 years. She's been nominated for 4 BAFTAS and is the only woman ever to be nominated in two consecutive years for the BAFTA CRAFT Best Factual Director Award. She's best known for her 17-year enquiry into gang grooming and broke the CSE story in 2004 with her first feature length doc Edge of the City for Channel 4. Since then she's made a further two films on the subject for Channel 4 and won the hugely prestigious Women in Film & TV Best Factual award and the RTS Journalism Award for The Hunt for Britain's Sex Gangs in 2013. She has gone on to make films about forced marriage and honour based abuse; domestic violence and coercive control. In the last year she has directed The Family Secret for 9pm for Channel 4, and A Day in a Life of Coronavirus Britain which was filmed in a day and transmitted 3 days later! In 2021 she won the Women in Film & TV Best Producer Award.
Anna is Creative Director & Executive Producer of Candour Productions and sees the company as fulfilling her life-long dream of providing a home for film-makers in the north.
Host, Ruth Pitt
This event is open to existing WFTV members.
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2 hours 30 minutes
WFTV in Leeds: In conversation with Executive Producer and Director, Anna HallArchive
This ticket is for WFTV members only. Included in your ticket is access to the event and a welcome drink of prosecco or a soft drink option.£0.00