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The view from the funders: An interview with Doc Society’s Sandra Whipham and Lisa Marie Russo (2023)
Book Chapter
Presence, S., & Quigley, A. (2023). The view from the funders: An interview with Doc Society’s Sandra Whipham and Lisa Marie Russo. In D. Sills-Jones, & P. Kaapa (Eds.), Documentary film cultures in the age of COVID-19 (48-61). (1). Oxford: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers

This interview explores the pandemic from the perspective of Doc Society, the lead body for UK documentary film funding. From the outset of the crisis to the formation of the Screen Sector Taskforce and the launch of the BFI Doc Society SOS Fund, the... Read More about The view from the funders: An interview with Doc Society’s Sandra Whipham and Lisa Marie Russo.

Making it real: A policy programme for UK documentary film (2021)
Report
Presence, S., Quigley, A., & Spicer, A. (2021). Making it real: A policy programme for UK documentary film. Bristol: AHRC

This report outlines a new policy programme for the UK documentary film sector. Based on the extensive consultation that followed our previous report, Keeping It Real: Towards a Documentary Film Policy for the UK (2020) – itself based on the largest... Read More about Making it real: A policy programme for UK documentary film.

Keeping it real: Towards a documentary film policy for the UK (2020)
Report
Presence, S., Spicer, A., Quigley, A., & Green, E. (2020). Keeping it real: Towards a documentary film policy for the UK. Bristol: AHRC

This report presents the findings of a survey of UK feature documentary producers and directors that was conducted in the summer of 2019 under the auspices of the ‘UK Feature Docs’ research project, an AHRC-funded study of the UK’s feature-length doc... Read More about Keeping it real: Towards a documentary film policy for the UK.