This year, Astra Film Festival is launching an exciting series of special live events that celebrates the art of documentary by exploring the work and philosophy of filmmakers who have made a major and distinctive contribution to the development of the form.
The series opens with a very special guest, Peter Dale, one of the most important and respected figures in British documentary. As director and producer at the BBC, Head of Documentaries at Channel 4, creator and Head of digital channel More 4 and founder of the independent production company Rare Day, Peter has unique and vast experience of all facets of documentary filmmaking. He has been a key player in the production of quality films in Britain over the past four decades and has supported and inspired generations of filmmakers. He is currently Head of Documentary at the world-renowned National Film and Television School (NFTS).
Peter will discuss his prestigious career and storytelling philosophy with Bafta-nominated director Liviu Tipuriță and will also take questions from the public.