March 10, 2013

Sourcing investment

Financing film is a perennial challenge at the best of times and the UK requires particularly strong networks into private investors. It also usually requires a […]
March 6, 2013

Using archive film in documentaries

Catherine Bernstein  talked to Ontente about the use of archive footage in documentary film, following the screening of her film Death of a Hatmaker at the […]
March 12, 2013

Knowing through human stories

“The best way to get close to a country is through human stories,” says film-maker Tinatin Gurchiani. The machine which makes everything disappear, allows us to […]
March 12, 2013

Zooming in an emerging economy

Motherland or Death, a film about Cuba by Russian director Vitaly Mansky uses dilapidated cities as the backdrop to personal stories. He told us what led him […]
March 12, 2013

Cross-media, across borders

Director/Producer Alison Klayman talked to us about finding and meeting Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. She discussed the use of social media in communicating internationally and the […]
March 12, 2013

Leading under the threat of cuts

Threatened with losing a quarter of public funding, OneWorld’s festival director discusses  her strategies for survival, emphasising the importance of continual evaluation and engaging with businesses which […]
March 11, 2013

PR and social media

Lloyd Ludgrove talked to Reda Al-Fardan, translator of the film Bahrain the forbidden country. He discussed the culture of punishment and protest that he says he […]
March 10, 2013

Sound and emotion in an NHS

Danish sound recorder Tom Kirk describes the technical and physical dangers of following a devoted ambulance crew in the Bulgarian capital. Over two years, he worked […]
March 8, 2013

Making Putin’s Kiss

It’s International Women’s Day today 8 March. Helle Faber discussed the making of Putin’s Kiss the day after a special screening at East Doc Platform, Prague. […]
March 8, 2013

Glacial Balance premieres in Prague

Ontente spoke to director Ethan Steinman after the world premiere of his film Glacial Balance at the One World Film Festival in Prague. Ethan describes how […]
March 7, 2013

Filming Alexsay Guerman

Jésus Prieto talked to Antoine about making the film Playback, a portrait of legendary Russian film director Aleksey Guerman, who died only a couple of weeks ago, […]
March 6, 2013

Hans Robert Eisenhauer interviewed at East Doc Platform

  Ontente interviewed German producer Hans Robert Eisenhauer following his presentation at the East Doc Platform in Prague. Hans Robert lives in Berlin and runs the […]
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