The WCF is active year round and traditionally holds a WCF Day during the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2017, that day is dedicated to the documentary universe and is called WCF DOC DAY.

Why a WCF DOC DAY? WCF provides production subsidies to both narrative and documentary film projects – and everything in-between. Does that make sense? It does - now more than ever. The WCF DOC DAY aims to tackle both theoretical and practical issues. To what extent does a documentary film reflect reality? How do we define a documentary film? And how does the WCF deal with them? Our desire is to focus specifically, and with greater intensity, on exciting non-fiction film projects from the WCF regions.

WORLD CINEMA FUND DOC DAY – The Challenge of the Real: What is Documentary?
Questioning the Meaning and the Interpretation of Reality

Wednesday, February 15
Filmmuseum Berlin – Deutsche Kinemathek, Potsdamer Str. 2, 4th floor

Berlinale: Dieter Kosslick (Festival Director), Vincenzo Bugno (Project Manager WCF)
Federal Foreign Office: Dr Andreas Görgen (Director General of the Department for Culture and Communication)
German Federal Cultural Foundation: Dr Lutz Nitsche (Assistant to the Executive Board)

WCF documentary funding opportunities
Keynote speech by Marta Andreu, director/producer (Barcelona): “The Documentary Gesture and the Sense of Beauty”
Discussion with Raed Andoni, director (Ramallah / Paris)
Keynote speech by Viola Shafik, director / film scholar / curator (Berlin / Cairo): “Dissecting the Arab Documentary”
Discussion with Dieudo Hamadi, director (Kinshasa)
Moderator: Vincenzo Bugno, Project Manager WCF
In English / free admittance, priority for accredited festival guests