Toma Peiu moderated a conversation with Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director of the International Documentary Association and former Executive Producer at POV - the long-running PBS showcase of documentaries, in the frame of Astra Film Festival’s DocTank. The talk happened on Friday, October 19th, at 12pm, in the Glass Room @ Thalia Hall (Sibiu, Romania).
Kilmurry, whose PBS productions have won a cumulated 13 Emmy awards, gave a sweeping overview of the US non-fiction film production, distribution and exhibition market; comparing its specifics with those of the European system, more familiar to DocTank participants. Peiu drew on his experience as a documentary filmmaker and educator in the United States and Romania, to facilitate the encounter.
The conversation was live stream and is available for viewing here.