10 Documakers to Watch
Now marking its third year, Variety’s annual 10 Documakers to Watch list has already seen two of its previous honorees go on to win Oscars, while another two have won Emmys. As much as we’d love to take credit for our foresight, the fact of the matter is that the nonfiction world has become a fount of exciting and remarkable new voices, and this year presented us with so many worthy names that selecting a list of 10 was a steep challenge — but these filmmakers stood out for their boldness, uniqueness, and promise.
For the first time this year, five of Variety’s Documaker honorees will be present for a panel at Independent Filmmaker Project’s IFP Week, with Variety’s Senior Film and Media Editor Brent Lang moderating a discussion, “Making Documentaries in the Current Political Landscape,” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at IFP Week in New York.
“Film Week in general is an amazing co-production market for projects; not just docs and narrative features, but also web series and interactive projects,” says IFP executive director Joana Vicente. “And almost half of the projects are nonfiction, so it’s always been a priority for us to focus on documentary filmmaking.”
The panel will be held at 5:00 pm at the IFP Media Center in Brooklyn. For full details, please visit IFP.