The Future of Documentaries and How They Are Created. IDFA Industry Talk 21 November 2016
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The ways in which documentaries are commissioned are changing: in an evolving media landscape and a globalizing world, good stories can come from anywhere. But how to develop documentaries out of these stories, is another thing. In this talk, Nick Fraser will introduce his new online documentary platform Yaddo, a subscription-based streaming service that will co-finance films as well as show them. Unlike its big VOD brothers Amazon and Netflix, who are increasingly active in the documentary market, Yaddo is also a pitching platform for short films. Filmmakers can pitch their stories online even by Twitter or email and attract investors to fully commission their ideas. In what sense do VOD-services, big and small, open up opportunities and access for filmmakers who want to tell their stories? Will online pitching platforms change the future of documentaries and how they are created? Nick Fraser will tell you all about Yaddo and what it can mean for developing filmmakers' stories.… continue reading