MANDY CHANG MANDY CHANG, Commissioning Editor BBC Storyville & Head of Documentary Acquisitions, BBC, UK

Mandy is the Commissioning Editor of Storyville, the BBC’s pioneering global feature documentary strand and the longest running independent documentary series on British TV. It showcases the world’s best documentaries – dealing with big issues of our time and stories that resonate universally. For over 20 years, the strand has aired acclaimed films such as: “India’s Daughter”, “City of Ghosts”, “Blackfish”, “Death on the Staircase”, “OJ: Made in America”, “Notes on Blindness”, “Man on Wire”, “One Day in September”, “The Gatekeepers”, “Life Animated”, “Searching for Sugarman”, “Taxi to the Dark Side”, “Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer”, “5 Broken Cameras” and “Little Dieter Needs to Fly”. Many of Storyville’s films have won Oscar, Grierson, Emmy, Peabody and other prestigious awards. Mandy continues to seek out exceptional films for BBC audiences that illuminate our world. She comes from a filmmaking background and herself has brought award winning films to public television viewers, both as a commissioner and filmmaker. She won an Emmy, Grierson, Banff Grand Jury Prize and Rose D’or for her feature documentary “The Mona Lisa Curse”. She was Head of Arts at ABC Australia, running a broad slate of arts programming and a new digital arts channel. During her short time at Storyville, Mandy has overseen and delivered to the BBC series such as “The Fourth Estate” and “Why Slavery”, as well as single films like “Under the Wire”, “Last Men in Aleppo”, “The Death of Ratko Mladic”, “A Northern Soul” as well as “The Cleaners”, which premiered at Sundance and won the Prix Europa. She is a passionate advocate of public service broadcasting and its remit to support independent, diverse and creatively authored storytelling and to nurture new talent in a culture dominated by commercial imperatives.