One World Media runs a range of events including screenings, panel discussions, workshops and debates. We often run events in partnership with other leading organisations in the fields of media, international development, and education.
Sessions at Student Film Festival London 2012
In early 2012 we ran two sessions at the newly launched Student Film Festival London, at London College of Communication. Both were very well attended - thanks to all who came along!
Commissioning for International Documentary ideas
Friday 3rd Feb
In this session, one commissioner and one experienced executive producer explained some dos and don'ts of the commissioning process and talked about the projects they have worked on. It featured:
Brian Woods, True Vision Productions - Brian is a filmmaker who co-founded the highly regarded production company True Vision. He has directed and worked on a string of award winning films, covering human rights stories from around the world. His films have won numerous Baftas, RTS Awards, Emmies, RTS Awards and One World Media Awards.
Dominique Young, Al Jazeera English - Dominique is a Senior Producer at Al Jazeera English, commissioning documentaries from Africa and the Middle East, for broadcast in the channel's flagship documentary strand "Witness", which showcases the work of established and emerging talent from around the world.
Sorious Samura Master Class
Friday 3rd Feb
Sorious Samura is a filmmaker of international renown whose documentaries have been recognised worldwide. His awards include a Bafta, an Emmy and a One World Media Award. His debut documentary was 'Cry Freetown', a brutal and gripping portrayal of atrocities committed during Sierra Leone's civil war. Making films with the production company Insight News TV, he has also covered issues such as corruption, HIV/Aids, migration and homosexuality in Africa.
Sorious showed clips and talked about how he makes his films, as well as the kinds of issues documentary filmmakers might face when making films overseas.
In the past we have run screenings, masterclasses, panel discussions and much more, with partners including Sheffield Doc/Fest, Brief Encounters short film festival, and Exposures festival of new talent in moving image.
If you'd like to get in touch about an event you wish to run, please contact us.