Emma Davie

Filmmaker, UK

Emma is a filmmaker and tutor. She has made a wide variety of documentaries and most recently co-directed a feature documentaryBecoming Animal with Swiss Canadian Peter Mettler. It was nominated for best feature at CPH Dox, Documenta Madrid, Docs Against Gravity and is playing at IDFA, RIDM, Jihlava and many other festivals. Her previous documentary, I Am Breathing ( co-directed with Morag MacKinnon ) won Scottish BAFTA for Best Director and played in over 50 countries.
She teaches at Edinburgh College of Art where she runs the post graduate course in documentary directing. She advises on many films internationally and used to programme documentaries for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and was on the board of EDN. Her background is in performance theatre. She ran a company called Clanjamfrie, which specialized in immersive large-scale shows incorporating performance and film, often in unusual spaces. Emma studied English literature at Oxford University, and theatre in Paris.

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