Finding Big Power in the Small Moments
Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Capital Ballroom B
701 Congress Ave
Join us: Charlie Phillips (The Guardian) & Filmmaker Jeanie Finlay (Orion, SOUND IT OUT) as we explore the allure and power of ‘small’ filmmaking, in a clip-heavy session where the small moments make for something special.
Do you need big drama and cinematic scale to sustain a feature film? We’ll show how smaller stories can have the capacity to create human connections and something transcendent. SXSW Film has always championed the indie and the DIY, but beyond the scale of production, what does it mean creatively to make a film that is purposefully small?
We will offer a range of small films that hit the heart big. We’ll mainly talk Docs, and we won’t talk too much - we’ll let the clips speak for themselves. See if they touch your soul like they touch ours.
Head of Documentary
Charlie Phillips is the Head of Documentaries at The Guardian. Guardian Documentaries is a new project to commission and acquire new documentaries from all around the world for the one of the world...Show the rest
Charlie Phillips is the Head of Documentaries at The Guardian. Guardian Documentaries is a new project to commission and acquire new documentaries from all around the world for the one of the world's most visited serious online video platforms, The Guardian's global website. The Guardian is one of the world's most read English Language news sources, with 120m monthly unique browser visits. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2014, it has a long-respected reputation for news, investigation and multimedia. We're looking to commission mostly short form documentaries, with the occasional co-production on a longer doc. The docs we want need to have brilliant storytelling and characters focused on contemporary subjects which are relevant globally and feel very new. Charlie was previously Deputy Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest for 7 years before joining The Guardian in 2014, and prior to that he was Editor of FourDocs for Channel 4.Hide the rest
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Jeanie is a British artist and filmmaker who creates intimate, funny and personal documentary films and artworks. Her focus is on creating compelling portraits and is obsessed with telling other pe...Show the rest
Jeanie is a British artist and filmmaker who creates intimate, funny and personal documentary films and artworks. Her focus is on creating compelling portraits and is obsessed with telling other people’s stories. Her work is known for its innovative approach to engaging with audiences in meaningful ways.
Her work includes Pantomime, The Great Hip Hop Hoax(88 mins) for BBC Scotland and BBC Storyville (Bifa nominated – best documentary), Sound It Out (75 mins) a documentary portrait of the the very last vinyl record shop in Teesside (official film of Record Store Day), feature documentary Goth Cruise for the Independent Film Channel (USA,75 min) which became the most downloaded title ever on IFC, critically acclaimed doc Teenland (BBC4 60 min) and award winning interactive documentary Home-Maker.
ORION: The man who would be King is currently in production. The project was awarded a Future documentary innovation award from React Lab to create a wraparound artwork - I am Orion.Hide the rest