Documentary stories enrich our lives and impact the world around us, but they can only do so as long as their makers are able to sustain a livelihood. A shifting industry landscape has made that more difficult. Core skill-building, diversifying talents and strategic planning are at the heart of this workshop. Participating filmmakers will perform skills assessments, identify areas of growth and self-prescribe action plans to move their professional goals forward.
Thursday, Jan 23rd: 7-10pm, Filmpool Office
Free admission, registration not required but recommended.
Julian Carrington is Distribution Manager at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. He oversees the Festival’s distribution marketplace, including the Distribution Rendezvous pitch meeting program, and the Doc Shop, the Festival’s on-demand industry screening library. Julian also currently serves as a film programmer with Toronto’s Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival. Previously, he acted as an associate programmer with the Toronto International Film Festival, and, from 2015 to 2017, managed the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Festival Concierge service. In that capacity, Julian supported documentary filmmakers in developing distribution and audience-engagement strategies, and promoted Canadian documentaries at festivals worldwide.