openDemocracy: When the world of documentary films became a factory production line, I fought back

At this gathering of documentary filmmakers, the only thing to pitch is your tent.


BFI Sight & Sound: Screen or scream? Fight or flight? Penny Woolcock and Ross McElwee on the perils of festivals

As they prepare for work-in-progress screenings at the Otherfield Film Festival on a farm in Suffolk – a “freethinking” gathering where “the only thing you pitch is your tent” – filmmakers Penny Woolcock and Ross McElwee remember the kinds of festival experience they’d like to get away from.