With Liz Mermain, documentary filmmaker turned shorts commissioner, who will be talking about the particular skills required for short films.

1100 - 1300 Saturday 30th July 2016

Thanks to online outlets waking up to the power of video, doc shorts are becoming a hot item, with more opportunities to find an audience than ever. But shorts are actually really hard to make well. Budgets are tiny and schedules are usually tight. So which kinds of stories work and which don’t? How do you get a compelling narrative?  How do you cater to an Internet audience without pandering? We will look at a variety of shorts and discuss their techniques and content. And we will talk about the practical aspects of short doc production and distribution.