Lecture: "The Art of Nonfiction Filmmaking"
Sunday, April 25: 9:15 – 10:45am, Noble Lounge

A workshop on the craft of making documentary films. Documentaries span many forms within their broad genre, from journalism to art, activism to entertainment and are now also having a renaissance stylistically as filmmaking technology becomes smaller and more affordable. A discussion on cinematic language in documentary and the importance of craft in nonfiction filmmaking.
 
Mike Day is a Scottish director and cinematographer. Formerly a lawyer, Day founded Intrepid Cinema in 2009 before heading out into the North Atlantic on a boat to make his first documentary, THE GUGA HUNTERS OF NESS, commissioned by the BBC. While at sea filming, Day met a group of Faroese sailors, which lead to the creations of his next film, THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES. The film went on to win multiple awards and picked up the 60th CINE Golden Eagle Award, a BAFTA nomination, and a Peabody Award nomination (2017).

Day was listed as one of "10 Filmmakers to Watch" by Filmmaker Magazine, with films funded and supported by the Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, The Filmmaker Fund, Creative Scotland, and Danish Film Institute and many others his films have screened with broadcasters worldwide including the BBC, ARTE, ZDF, NRK, DR and POV on PBS with theatrical releases in the US, UK and around Europe and Australia.