International film festivals are global gateways which open up possibilities for careers and works of documentary filmmakers. In this two-part forum, directors, producers, sales agents, curators, and other speakers contributed to a series of symposiums, lectures, dialogues, and workshops. There were also online sessions with overseas participants. The event provided an opportunity for people involved in documentary film, including filmmakers and viewers, to gather together and share their experiences and knowledge, and to discover new ways to enjoy and utilize film and film festivals. Many documentary filmmakers and programmers participated in the organizing of the event, making it a fruitful opportunity for the documentary film community to learn from each other.
【Documentary Dream Center】
Documentary Dream Center (DD Center) is a non-profit organization for world documentary. Established in Tokyo, Japan in 2008, DD Center fosters documentary, its makers and audiences through presenting, producing, collaborating, and educating and international exchange. It is headed by Fujioka Asako. DD Center began organizing film workshops in various Asian destinations since 2009 and launched the retreat program Yamagata Documentary Dojo in 2018.
Documentary Dream Center
6F Daisan Yamada Bldg. 22 Aizumicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0005
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