The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its line-up of industry programs, which includes the Doc Conference and Doc Roundtables. Each boasts an impressive line-up of documentary filmmakers.
The Doc Conference will kick off on September 13 with an introduction from the National Film Board’s government film commissioner and chairperson Tom Perlmutter. A highlight of the conference is the Filmmaker Dialogue, which features directors Werner Herzog and Errol Morris in conversation, moderated by TIFF documentaries programmer Thom Powers.
The line-up also includes a case study on HBO’s upcoming doc, War Torn 1861-2010, executive produced by James Gandolfini. The session will include a behind-the-scenes look at the project and a discussion with the team behyind the film, including Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg, Matthew O’Neill, Sara Bernstein and Sheila Nevins.
Director Alex Gibney (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) will also appear at the conference, discussing the process of making non-fiction films, his film output and his works in progress.
New methods of doc distribution will also be discussed in a panel, with reps from NFB, Babelgum, Reverse Shot and more on hand.
Doc Roundtable participants include Submarine Entertainment’s Josh Braun, Emerging Pictures’ Ira Deutchman, Silverdocs’ Sky Sitney, Zeitgeist Films Ltd’s Clemence Taillandier, A&E Indie Films’ Molly Thompson, and Women Make Movies’ Debra Zimmerman. The Doc Roundtables take place September 12, September 14 and September 15.