EMMA DAVIE Emma Davie, Filmmaker / Head, Postgraduate Programme in Documentary, Edinburg College of Art

Emma has made a wide variety of documentaries for national and international broadcasters and most recently has co-directed a feature documentary called “I am Breathing” with a fiction filmmaker, Morag MacKinnon. This film won a Scottish BAFTA for Best Director and played in over 50 countries. A background in performance theatre has given Emma a love of the collaborative process. For many years she ran a performance company called Clanjamfrie, which specialized in immersive large scale shows incorporating performance and film, often in unusual spaces. She also collaborated with theatre directors such as Robert LePage on “Tectonic Plates”. Emma was educated at the Oxford University where she studied English literature and then she studied theatre in Paris. She currently teaches at the Edinburgh College of Art where she runs the postgraduate course in documentary directing. She also works as mentor and story editor for many documentaries and regularly teaches on workshops and gives seminars internationally. She has programmed documentaries for the Edinburgh Film Festival, was on the board of EDN for 4 years and taught at the European Film College in Denmark for an year. She has also written widely on documentary making practice. She is currently co-directing a feature documentary with the Swiss Canadian director, Peter Mettler, called “Becoming Animal”.