Doc Day is organized by Cannes Docs – Marché du Film,
with the support of Doc Alliance, Participant, LaScam
in association with L’Œil d’or, Année du Documentaire, DAE, CNC, & ACID.

Tuesday 23 May 2023 from 10:00 to 22:30

Morning Session | 10:00-12:00

Plage du CNC (Mademoiselle Gray Plage Barrière)

Cinema and the pleasure of the impossible

Director & DOP Kirsten Johnson, President of the 2023 Œil d’or Jury, and writer, director, producer Guetty Felin in conversation about the many ways filmmaking creates possibilities to search for the invisible, to bring life to the dead and to time travel in our own lives.

An impenetrable field of optimism

Intersections of the Personal and Political in Documentary Filmmaking

Filmmakers Zeynep Güzel, Mina Keshavarz and Sahra Mani (Bread and Roses, Special Screenings, Festival de Cannes 2023), will come together to discuss their work, dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future, both professional and personal.

‘All the beauty and the bloodshed’ – Anatomy of a scene

Producer Yoni Golijov (All the Beauty and the Bloodshed) shares a behind the scenes account about one of the pinnacle scenes in the 2022 Golden Lion winning doc – the long-awaited apparition of the Sackler family in bankruptcy court and on camera…

Afternoon session | 15:00-17:00

Main Stage (Marché du Film, Riviera)

Moving beyond empathy and equity in global stories

The distinction between the West and the rest has been replaced by a multipolar world where the cultural influence of “the rest” is rising. This presents the chance for the documentary industry to re-invent itself by moving beyond empathy and equity. But is the documentary industry ready for this? By producer, writer, director Mehret Mandefro, cofounder of various organizations at the intersection of social impact and media in the US, Ethiopia, and across Africa at large.

A conversation with kaouther Ben Hania

Filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania in conversation with Rabih El-Khoury about her film Four Daughters (in Competition, Festival de Cannes 2023).

Filming, singing the blues

Director Justine Harbonnier and protagonist, songwriter and performer Caiti Lord talk about making the ACID Cannes 2023 film Caiti Blues together, down in Madrid, New Mexico (as written on Caiti’s sweater: “Madrid has no town drunk. We all take turns”). Meanwhile, madness surges in the United States…

Docs-in-progress awards | 17:30-18:00

Main Stage (Marché du Film, Riviera)

Doc Day Mixer | 18:00-20:00

Bistrot du Lérins (Marché du Film, Lérins) – By invitation only

Closing screening | 20:30-22:30

Cinéma Les Arcades

‘Caiti Blues’, by Justine Harbonnier
84’ l France, Canada l 2023 l SISTER Productions – La Cinquième Maison ACID Cannes 2023