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Crossing The Line: between FACT and FICTION

Date posted: 13.09.2007

DocHouse and the BBC present Crossing The Line: between FACT and FICTION, a brand new festival exploring the new wave of films that cross the border between documentary and drama. The season will take place at Rich Mix in Shoreditch (21 - 23 September) and promises to be a unique weekend.

Supported by Film London’s Audience Development Fund, the festival will include an array of speakers and workshops.Award-winning documentary film-makers, including Nick Broomfield and Penny Woolcock, will be in attendance and a special opening speech will be delivered by legendary British director Ken Loach.

Crossover film-making has become increasingly popular following on from the successes of United 93, Ghosts and Touching the Void. More documentary film-makers are turning to dramatised forms of presenting fact; and fiction directors are choosing to make films based on reality and actual events.

The weekend promises an array of premieres, masterclasses and classic films. Screenings will include Cathy Come Home, Tina Goes Shopping and Bloody Sunday. This festival is a must for anyone interested in developing, directing, producing or working in fact/fiction genres in the industry.

It is necessary to register online to secure your place. Further programme information can be found on the official website:


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