Burning Out: How to take care of your mental health as a documentary filmmaker?

10 November 2022 - 4:00PM to 6:00PM
CEU - Nádor u. 15., 103
The event will be
in English

Burning out is a common problem among documentarians, but now we break the silence and focus on the mental health of the filmmaker. Directors and producers from various backgrounds share their experiences of trying to keep an inner balance as making documentaries. How can we take care of ourselves as filming others, while dealing with challenging mental and physical situations on the field, trying to keep the right balance between work and family or just letting characters go as getting involved in their lives?

Hanna Polak (POL) Documentary Film Director, Cinematographer and Producer (The Children of Leningradsky, Angels of Sinjar)
Matt Sarnecki (USA) Documentary Film Director, Producer (Killing Pavel, The Killing of a Journalist)
Alexa Bakony (HU)  Documentary Film Director (Colors of Tobi)
Máté Kőrösi (HU) Documentary Film Director (Divas)

Moderator: Péter Becz (HU) Documentary Filmmaker, DocPro & DocLab Organiser