Kind of a True Story – The Declaration of Content

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As documentaries and fiction based on true crime have become increasingly popular with the rise of streaming services, filmmakers continue to push the traditional boundaries of non-fiction storytelling to capture audiences. 

Inventing Anna, The Tinder SwindlerThe Dropout, Mommy Dead and Dearest, Dopesick, Clark, Knutby, The Staircase. Quite a few titles, and all them very popular. But they do not come without criticism. 

The stories of real-life people and factual/historical events can be just as exciting and thrilling as fictional stories – if you do it right. But the responsibilities of non-fiction filmmakers are not equal to those of a Hollywood filmmaker. 

How are the boundaries between non-fiction and fiction balanced when you dramatize factual events and the lives of real people? How much are you allowed to twist the truth? 

Genre-mixing is here to stay, so how do you declare your content? Do you even have to?

Join us for a discussion with Jesper Dalgaard, documentarist and film maker (Kandis for Livet), Nicole Nielsen Horanyi, Head of Documentary from Viaplay, and Piodor Gustafsson, Director of Scripted Content, TV4 Media and C More. 

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