The creative use of archive and found footage has become central to many leading documentaries and films like Senna and Searching For Sugarman have showcased how existing footage can be intertwined with other elements to amazing storytelling effect. This session will explore the use of archive with providers, including the IFI Archive, and filmmakers including Nick Ryan (The Summit) and Andrew Gallimore (In Sunshine or in Shadow) to give insights into how best to approach this area of documentary filmmaking.

This event is free but ticketed. Tickets are free and can be booked by contacting the IFI Box Office 01 679 3477 /

Host – Rachel Lysaght


Nick Ryan – the director impressively combined found footage with location shoots and VFX in his recent Sundance-hit The Summit.

Emer Reynolds – with over thirty editing credits to her name, Reynolds also recently co-directed the Cuban Missile Crisis docu-thriller Here Was Cuba.

Andrew Gallimore – director of a raft of impressive sports docs (including IFTA-winner A Bloody Canvas and Barry McGuigan doc In Sunshine & In Shadow) Gallimore has perfected the art of keeping audiences in the present moment while uncovering incredible footage from any time in the last century.

Raelene Casey – Casey gives insights from the other side of the fence, speaking from the position of the IFI archive.

This Panel is part of the IFI Stranger than Fiction Festival 2013.

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