UK and Mexico create Docunexion!

By Fernanda Duque Hernández

A binational documentary training and mentorship program.

The British Council and the Mexican National Film Organization (IMCINE) have created Docunexion, a documentary training and mentorship program that works with some of the most important festivals from Mexico and the UK, including Sheffield Doc/Fest, Docs DF and Ambulante.

Docunexion will be held in Sheffield in June while in Mexico City it is programmed for October 2015. This project will be part of the events of the Year of Mexico in the UK and Year of the UK in Mexico in 2015.

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For these purposes, leading industry professionals such as Kate Townsend (BBC Storyville), Andre Singer (The Act of Killing) and Carol Morley (Dream of a Life) will serve as mentors for six amateur documentary filmmaking teams. Three of which will hail from Mexico and with another three from the UK.

Participants will attend workshops and tutoring sessions, and will hold full entrance passes to Sheffield Doc/Fest and DocsDF, with all expenses paid. With the help of professionals, the emerging teams will develop and promote feature-length documentaries for distributors and festivals.

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