TIFF ’15: Kapadia, Hader headed to Doc Conference

Asif Kapadia, director of all-archive documentaries Senna and Amy, and Documentary Now! creator and comedian Bill Hader are headed to the Toronto International Film Festival's Doc Conference this September.
July 21, 2015

Asif Kapadia, director of all-archive documentaries Senna and Amy, and Documentary Now! creator and comedian Bill Hader are headed to the Toronto International Film Festival’s Doc Conference this September.

The documentary event – which has now been integrated into the festival’s seven-day Industry Conference – will consist of a full day of keynote sessions and presentations on the present landscape for doc production, financing and distribution.

Kapadia is among the featured guests at the September 16 conference, which also includes actor and writer Bill Hader (Saturday Night LiveTrainwreck), director Avi Lewis and journalist and The Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein. Lewis and Klein previously collaborated on the 2004 documentary The Take, which focused on Argentina’s occupied factories.

Hader is to discuss his forthcoming “mockumentary” series Documentary Now!, which pays homage to documentary over six episodes of sketches spoofing the genre using fictitious subjects. Meanwhile, Klein and Lewis are set to speak on outreach and how to build audiences for documentary film.

Further announcements are expected in August. TIFF runs from September 10 to 20.

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