He finally made it through volcanic ash, just in time! Programmer of the Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hussain Currimbhoy, will be here in New York this weekend at UnionDocs in Williamsburg to present a funding workshop, UK-style. (Currimbhoy, pictured left, in longer-haired days, with filmmaker, Sandi DuBowski in Sheffield, UK.)
The evening is co-hosted by Shooting People, the IFP and DCTV. Currimbhoy will lead a workshop on the current state of documentary funding in the UK and provide insights into how docs are being financed and what filmmakers can expect when trying to get projects funded beyond US borders. His talk will cover an overview of Doc/Fest's financing initiative, the MeetMarket, and touch on the various aspects of European funding sources. He will also speak about his experiences programming international nonfiction, and what distribution possibilities are out there for films post-festival circuit.
The workshop will be from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday the 25th. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a screening of Amiel Courtin-Wilson's film Bastardy (Australia, 2008), a big hit at last year's Doc/Fest, with a Q&A with the director following the screening. Click here for more info.