Short Play: Unleashing the Creative Potential of Alternative Platforms

Panel A lively conversation on how social media and online platforms are changing nonfiction storytelling

Documentary content continues to be transformed by digital platforms and their potential for telling stories in different ways. No longer bound by traditional lengths and structure, alternative platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Watch have the capacity to provide opportunities for audience pathways and funding models. They can also enable more diverse nonfiction voices, structures and creative exploration.

This session explores how digital short-form documentary is breaking free of conventions, harnessing online audiences, and enabling bold and visionary storytelling. Presenting case-studies and speculations, this session illuminates the potential for new pathways for both creators and audiences.