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134 – The Online Film Festival for the Documentary Filmmaker

Lyndon Stone is the founder and festival director of Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Melody Gilbert is a documentary filmmaker well acquainted with the world of film festivals.

In light of Covid events, both the festival director and filmmaker, have had to pivot their approaches to documentary film festivals.

This is the kind of discussion we documentary filmmakers have been wanting to have ever since the pandemic greatly impacted our doc lives.

Topics Discussed

  • how Lyndon Stone has incorporated a hybrid approach to this year’s MDFF
  • how the virtual festival can actually be a good thing for both the festival director as well as the documentary filmmaker
  • why doco Melody Gilbert was initially hesitant to premiere her documentary feature at MSPIFF which
  • how an online film festival might actually be very advantageous to the independent documentary filmmaker

 

Additional Resources

Teaser for Silicone Soul

 

Check out the full roster of this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival!

 

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Host and TDL Founder, Chris G Parkhurst

Chris is a documentary filmmaker and the founder and host of The Documentary Life, a platform which aims to inform and inspire documentary filmmakers from around the globe.

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