Students & Lecturers, MA Documentary Film course at London College of Communication, UAL

Sunday 29th May
Plaza Cinema | 14.00 – 15.30 | €5
‘What makes a compelling human rights doc?’

The students of the MA Documentary Film course at London College of Communication (LCC) University of the Arts London, as part of their college course have judged a special Award in honour of one of its alumni. An-Sophie Fontaine was a talented student of the MA Documentary Film at LCC who tragically died in 2016 at the age of 25.

The students will lead a discussion of how they judged the award and the sorts of approaches that make a film stand out from a human rights point-of-view. Examining clips from this year’s Fastnet entrants, as well as previous student work, the panel will explore how to balance the motivation to raise important subjects with the need to find compelling human stories that can drive a narrative.

The Inaugural An-Sophie Fontaine Human Rights Award in Documentary Film of €500 will be presented by the students at the awards ceremony.