The photo is not available.

Emma Davie (United Kingdom)

Emma Davie’s films explore innovative approaches to narrative structure and the relation between form and ethics. She has made a wide variety of documentaries for national and international broadcasters, most recently the feature I Am Breathing (2012), which received a Scottish BAFTA for Best Director and was screened in over 50 countries, What Age Can You Start Being An Artist? (2004, for BBC Channel 4, shortlisted for a Grierson), Gigha, Buying Our Island (2002), and Flight (2000, BBC/Canadian coproduction). She teaches at Edinburgh College of Art where she runs the post-graduate course in Documentary Film, and also works as an independent mentor and advisor on film projects, giving regular workshops and seminars internationally. Emma has served as a documentary programmer for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, was on the board of the European Documentary Network, and has written widely on documentarymaking practice. Her interest in collaboration, explored in Becoming Animal (2018), stems from a background in performance theatre: for many years she ran a performance company that specialized in immersive large-scale shows incorporating performance and film, and also collaborated with directors such as Robert Lepage, working with Peter Mettler for the first time as an actress in his film adaptation of Tectonic Plates (1992). Emma was educated at Oxford University where she studied English literature, and then studied theatre in Paris.


  • Becoming Animal
  • Soliloquy
  • I Am Breathing
  • What Age Can You Start Being An Artist?
  • Gigha, Buying Our Island
  • Flight
    2000 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members

Join to get regular updates on our film program:

By sending the registration for the Newsletter, I consent to receiving commercial communications through electronic means and to related personal data processing required for the purposes of sending the Newsletter of Doc-Air Distribution s.r.o. I confirm having read the Principles of Personal Data Processing, understanding the text and consenting to the same, while I acknowledge the rights specified herein, including, without limitation, the right to submit objections against direct marketing techniques.

Poslat svému Junioru