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Monthly Club for Documentary Filmmakers

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Following the success of the documentary development workshop, we are bringing you the IAFT Documentary club.

The objective of this monthly club is to provide a regular and pro-active platform to directly support individual documentary ideas, through discussion groups and short development workshops lead by documentary filmmaker Steven Ballantyne.

Watch and discuss award winning documentaries and learn about what is hip and trending to ensure your documentary ideas hit the right target audience, both from a viewer and commissioning perspective. As the club grows we will invite guest speakers to ensure the group has a range of fresh and exciting perspectives to learn from.

The club is open to anyone interested in documentaries, from those with a general interest through to those wishing to make their own, As an organic new club we will develop together and adapt the club to meet the needs of our members.

Meet the Mentor

Steven Ballantyne

Steven is a freelance development producer, wild life/factual field director and founder of EPM Asia ltd, a specialist location and production management service for television and film companies filming in Asia. Over the past 10 years Steven has developed documentary television series and factual feature programs for a range of blue chip commissioning broadcasters and production companies.

Steven’s past and present work includes, ‘Tusk Hunters’ commissioned by Discovery International, ‘Last Survivors’ for National Geographic and ‘After-life’ in commission with BBC Factual Steven is a mentor at the International Academy of Film and Television working with students on all aspects of pre-production, production, development and design.

Venue: 1F, 68 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
  • Thursday, 15 October
  • Thursday, 5 November
  • Thursday, 3 December
Cost: $150 per session
Package Deal: $360 for three sessions

Interested in joining us, contact or call 5808 3443



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