International Forum 2023

German Premiere


DIRECTED BY: Jennifer Tiexiera, Camilla Hall

LANGUAGE(S): English

SUBTITLES: German, English

SCRIPT: Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera, Lauren Saffa

PRODUCED BY: Camilla Hall, Jennifer Tiexiera, Joe Caterini, Margie Ratliff


EDITED BY: Lauren Saffa

SCORE: Jonathan Kirkscey, Rafaël Leloup



SUBJECT explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through key participants of acclaimed documentaries THE STAIRCASE, HOOP DREAMS, THE WOLFPACK, CAPTURING THE FIREDMANS and THE SQUARE. These erstwhile documentary “stars” reveal the highs and lows of their experiences as well as the everyday realities of having their lives put under a microscope. Also featuring commentary from such influential names in the doc world as Kirsten Johnson, Sam Pollard, Thom Powers and Sonya Childress, the film unpacks vital issues around the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking.

As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented “golden era,” SUBJECT urges audiences to consider the often profound impact on their participants.

Jennifer Tiexiera

Jennifer Tiexiera is an award-winning documentary director, producer and editor. With her films, she won awards at the Outfest Film Festival and at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Jennifer Tiexiera (co-director/producer) and Camilla Hall (co-director/producer) met at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017 at the premieres of their films A SUITABLE GIRL (Tiexiera) and COPWATCH (Hall). They felt a deep connection through their experiences in filmmaking and their feelings about the industry and decided to make SUBJECT together.

Together with Rita Baghdadi they founded Lady & Bird in 2021.

P.S. Burn This Letter Please (2020), Unveiled: Surviving La Luz del Mundo (2022), Subject (2022)

Camilla Hall

Camilla Hall is a director and producer of both films and documentaries. Prior to filmmaking, she was an award-winning journalist.

She is currently working on films between London and Los Angeles. SUBJECT is her third independent documentary feature film.

Copwatch (2017), Garenne (2021), Kingdom of Dreams (2022), Subject (2022)

PRODUCTION: Lady & Bird Films

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