IDF Forum

IDF Forum section consists of three sessions: Seminar, Academic Forum and Industrial Summit. It will invite professional documentary filmmakers, cultural masters and industry investors from home and abroad. By the spirit of I Documentary Fact, it explores open, inclusive and forward-looking academic discussion and excavates ontological creation and frontier issues in documentary. IDF Forum aims at idea exchange and academic consensus based on I-Documentry-Fact among the global documentary community, stimulating documentary practitioners to repay people’s life the most sincere, avant-garde and professional actions.



Academic Chair:WANG Guofu,LIU Zheng,GAO Shiming,FAN zhizhong,ZHANG xianming,LI Xiaofeng,WANG Xiaolu .

IDF Lecture Room | Topic: The Current and Future Status of International Documentaries
Host -
Guest : Tony Rayns, Ben TSIANG, LIANG Junjian, Malcolm Clarke
Date : 2019-10-20 13:00:00
Address : Yiyuan Big Meeting Room, Nanshan Canpus, China Academy of Art.
Introduction :

Topic1: 1:00-1:45 Tony Rayns - In the Mood For Movies

Topic2: 2:00-2:45 Ben TSIANG - Documentaries Encounter New Audience,

Seek for New Funds

Topic3: 3:00-3:45 LIANG Junjian - The Practice of the Anthropology Documentary

among Universities in Recent Years

Topic4: 4:00-4:45 Malcolm Clarke - Turbulent times - Behind the scenes storie

of the making of Better Angels

Round table | Topic: Me and My Documentaries
Host PAN Zhiqi
Guest : -
Date : 2019-10-20 10:00:00
Address : Yiyuan Big Meeting Room, Nanshan Canpus, China Academy of Art.
Introduction :

It is a vast topic to talk about Documentary filmmakers and their works. Documentary filmmakers interpret the world through their works, meanwhile does not an excellent documentary embodies an adventure that filmmakers come across in life? Me and My Documentaries invite filmmakers - "us"- to share and to communicate various creation experiences, approaches and aesthetic perceptions.

Academic Forum | Topic: Is documentary an art?
Host Claire Aguilar
Guest : -
Date : 2019-10-19 13:30:00
Address : Yiyuan Big Meeting Room, Nanshan Canpus, China Academy of Art.
Introduction :

One of the advantages of working with documentary and non-fiction film is that most anything and everything is possible! Instead of the filmmaker being restricted by a script or actors as in feature fiction film, or by being limited to certain subjects, styles or storytelling approaches, documentary filmmakers have the possibility to create their films with the freedom of having many choices at their disposal. This panel will explore various approaches in contemporary documentary film, including aesthetic and stylistic choices, form and structure, and creative ways of storytelling. We will discuss the place of creative documentary in the global landscape of non-fiction film, and also the intersection of creativity and art with documentary realism, reportage, and journalism.

Academic Forum | Topic: The Past and the Present of Chinese Documentary Industry
Host HE Suliu
Guest : -
Date : 2019-10-18 13:30:00
Address : Yiyuan Big Meeting Room, Nanshan Canpus, China Academy of Art
Introduction :

There has been a robust growth in the number of documentary in China, with the increasing number of times the audience have been watched. Meanwhile, procurement from those public institutions has also grown in step with consumer spending. The revenue of documentary industry includes marketing and sales, copyright trading as well as advertising. At this point, China gradually becomes a progressively stable buyer and seller within the context of global market, in which also involves risky obstacles with pitfalls and even potential crisis around. Therefore, the speakers will express their views on Chinese documentary industry from their own professional perspectives.