2015 World Congress of Science & Factual Producers : Dresden, Germany November 30 — December 3

2015 Host Hotel Announced: InterContinental Vienna

The WCSFP is pleased to announce that the InterContinental Vienna will be the host hotel for the 2015 Congress, December 1 to 4. Located in the city’s centre with breathtaking views across the Stadtpark, it is ideally placed for guests to explore Vienna’s historic concert halls, cafes and museums.

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2015 Congress in Vienna, Austria

The WCSFP Board of Directors and newly formed 2015 Editorial Committee are delighted to announce that the 2015 Congress will take place in Vienna, Austria, from December 1 to 4, and will be generously hosted by ORF. Join your colleagues in the city of music and dreams.


WCSFP Honours Emmanuel Laurent

Emmanuel Laurent, producer, director and WCSFP member, passed away on February 8, 2015. A Congress member since its earliest days, Emmanuel was always a huge presence in a small group and no gathering of the world’s science filmmakers has been complete without him. In many ways he embodied what our strange, obsessive community is all about: a clever, witty colleague; a passionate filmmaker who loved science; and a generous friend. One of the greats, Emmanuel will be deeply missed.


WCSFP at Ahvaz International Science Film Festival

This February, Judy Rymer and Christine Le Goff took Congress into brand new territory at the first Ahvaz International Science Film Festival. The remarkable event, masterminded by Mohammad Atebbai, exhibited 120 local and international films, and included a workshop program for local filmmakers and a selection of international presentations. The WCSFP session created a great deal of interest, grappling with the issues that make it difficult for Iranian filmmakers to travel, and we hope to work toward having an Iranian delegation at an upcoming Congress.


WCSFP at Net-Work-Play & AFO

On February 23, What’s the Buzz? went Down Under. Alison Leigh presented the WCSFP’s annual round-up of what’s trending in factual to the delegates of Net-Work-Play, the Australian International Documentary Festival’s 2015 event that focused on documentary, specialist factual, factual entertainment and unscripted content.

Next Alison will travel to Academia Film Olomouc (AFO), from April 14 to 19, where she will serve on the international jury.


2015 Asian Side of the Doc: 15% Off for WCSFP Members

Asian Side of the Doc is a must-attend co-production platform and program sales market for documentaries and specialist factual in Asia. The 6th edition will take place in the city of Xiamen, on the South-East coast of China, from March 17-20, 2015. Featuring four days of exhibition, pitching sessions with cash prizes, in-depth panels, one-to-one meetings, training workshops, valuable networking and social events, this unique marketplace offers unprecedented access to leading distributors, commissioners, funders, advisors and buyers from across Asia and beyond.

WCSFP members can save 15 per cent on Asian Side Delegate Passes. Register by March 6, and then request your discount within two working days by emailing baptiste@sunnysideofthedoc.com with the subject line WCSFP15OFF.

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