Magazine article Screen International

New UK-Mexican Documentary Programme Launched

Magazine article Screen International

New UK-Mexican Documentary Programme Launched

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There will be three producer-director teams from the UK and three teams from Mexico selected to attend the Docunexion sessions, which will be held in Sheffield in June and in Mexico City in October.

Applications are due by Friday April 10 and further details are available here http://docunexion.org/uk-mx/ .

Leading industry professionals from each country will serve as mentors. UK mentors already confirmed include BBC Storyville executive producerKate Townsend and Andre Singer, executive producer on Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing and Carol Morley's Dreams of a Life.

They will help the emerging documentary filmmaking teams with conceptual development of feature-length documentaries, to help them attract interest of funders, distributors and festivals.

Will Massa, senior programme manager for film at British Council said: "We are really thrilled to be partnering with such a fantastic range of institutions and documentary professionals on this programme. …

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