Craft Academy®-nominated documentary filmmaker, Amy Berg, explores the pursuit of truth and justice in her documentaries examining some of the US’s most controversial criminal cases.

Amy Berg is an Academy®-nominated documentary filmmaker whose critically acclaimed documentaries explore the pursuit of truth and justice in some of the U.S.’s most controversial criminal cases. Berg’s documentaries include the four-part HBO series, The Case Against Adnan Syed – the case that was brought to global attention by the Serial podcast; West of Memphis – about the wrongful convictions of the West Memphis Three; and Deliver Us From Evil, examining sexual abuse within the Catholic church.

In this exclusive masterclass, Berg will share insights into directing for documentary, crafting story, the challenges of documenting such contentious and high-profile cases and her experiences navigating some of the most powerful institutions in the U.S.

UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Amy J. Berg will no longer appear in person at AIDC 2020. This masterclass will still go ahead, with Ms. Berg participating via video link.


  • Date & Time

    9:30 – 10:45, Wednesday 4 March 2020

  • Venue

    Kaleide Theatre

  • Speaker

    Amy Berg

  • Moderator

    Fiona Williams

  • Session Producer

    Natasha Gadd