Author: sam

QMU Audience Research Project – get involved!

Have you attended an event or film screening at Document Film Festival in the past year? Tell us about it in return for free tickets for next year’s festival! A team based at Queen Margaret University would like to invite you to a focus group to share your experiences attending Document films and events online.

The focus group will give you a chance to talk to other audience members and share your experiences attending film festivals online. We are particularly interested in how people have been able to connect with their communities around and during film festivals during the pandemic. We are also interested in how people’s attendance at film festivals since the pandemic has changed.

The focus groups will be held over Zoom and they will involve between 3 and 6 people. They will last an hour and all access requirements will be met.

This research is being used to help film festivals across Scotland move forward during and after the pandemic.

Register for a focus group here!


Posted: 21 June 2021


Revenir – Masterclass with David Fedele & Kumut Imesh (rescheduled event)

Sat 29 Aug, 1:30pm (rescheduled event from Sat 27 June)

Join us for a masterclass with the makers of Revenir, David Fedele and Kumut Imesh.

The masterclass will look at the unique and controversial creative collaboration that forms the basis of the film, as well as broader questions about agency, ethics, and representing the migrant experience on film.

We present this masterclass in collaboration with Scottish Refugee Council and Scottish Documentary Institute, and the session will be moderated by SDI Director, Noe Mendelle.

Book a free ticket to join us on Zoom or watch the livestream on Facebook.

Film Synopsis:

Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Revenir follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the same journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country … But this time with a camera in his hand.

Traveling alone, Kumut will be documenting his own journey; both as the main protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it, revealing the human struggle for freedom and dignity on one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world.

A controversial film experiment, a courageous journey and a unique collaboration between filmmaker and refugee; which is not without consequences.’


Posted: 14 August 2020