5 SEPTEMBER | MONDAY
10.00 – 17.00 WORKSHOP (representatives of selected projects & tutors only)
6 SEPTEMBER | TUESDAY
9.30 – 16.00 WORKSHOP & INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS (representatives of selected projects & tutors only)
7 SEPTEMBER | WEDNESDAY
9.30 – 14.30 PITCH REHEARSAL (representatives of selected projects & tutors only)
16.00 – 18.00 CE MEDIA EVENT: PANEL DISCUSSION – MENTAL HEALTH IN DOCUMENTARY INDUSTRY IN THE TIMES OF WAR**
Making documentary films often comes with emotional and personal risk attached. In this panel discussion, Film In Mind therapist, Rebecca Day, will be joined by director Roman Bondarchuk, CEO of Odessa International Film Festival Anna Machukh, film director and scriptwriter Ivan Sautkin from the Ukraine and producer Uldis Cekulis from Latvia to talk about the unique and under-discussed psychological impact of making documentaries in today’s climate, exploring the decisions filmmakers take when choosing their subjects and the processes they endure to shape their narratives.
Rebecca Day is a qualified psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and freelance documentary producer. She founded Film In Mind, a therapy service for filmmakers, in 2018 to address mental health in the film industry. She combines her therapeutic skills with over a decade of documentary production experience to offer consultancies, workshops and therapeutic support to filmmakers working in difficult situations and with vulnerable people. She is also a co-founder of DocuMentality, an international research project currently in action that will lead to the creation of an online support space for documentary makers. She has been invited as a guest speaker and mentor on panels and at workshops at events such as IDFA, IDA Getting Real Documentary Conference, WIFTV, Berlinale and Sheffield DocFest.