Director Mat Whitecross, actress Romola Garai, producer Karen Katz at World Premiere of Mat Whitecross’ Moving to Mars: A Million Miles from Burma at Sheffield Doc/Fest Director Mat Whitecross, actress Romola Garai, producer Karen Katz at World Premiere of Mat Whitecross’ Moving to Mars: A Million Miles from Burma at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Opening with Moving To Mars: A Million Miles From Burma, the 16th Sheffield DocFest had lots of treats to offer. Showcasing the best documentary making talent from around the world, it included screenings, panel discussions and filmmaking masterclasses, with lots of opportunities to meet the talent.

Running from November 4 to 8, the festival celebrated its fourth year of being carbon free and one of its most successful years as a film industry marketplace, with over £10M worth of deals being made and several films securing distribution.

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American: The Bill Hicks Story
American: The Bill Hicks Story
Documentary examining the life and legacy of the controversial comic.
Petropolis, Aerial Perspectives On The Alberta Tar Sands
Petropolis, Aerial Perspectives On The Alberta Tar Sands
An exploration of the clash between oil-hungry industry and those determined to protect a fragile ecological resource.
Erasing David
Erasing David
A man is pursued by private investigators in an attempt to prove that privacy has been completely lost in modern surveillance society.
Bastardy
Bastardy
The actor who founded Australia's first Aboriginal theatre company talks about his life, his heroin habit, and his criminal tendencies.
Sons Of Cuba
Sons Of Cuba
Children at Havana’s state-run boxing academy prepare for the national championships.
The Execution Of Gary Glitter?
The Execution Of Gary Glitter?
A docudrama set in a parallel world explores issues surrounding the death penalty.
Winnebago Man
Winnebago Man
The truth about Jack Rebney, Winnebago salesman and inadvertent internet celebrity.
Once Upon A Time Proletarian
Once Upon A Time Proletarian
An exploration of the social and political landscape of modern China.
Ali Shan
The experience of awaiting sunrise on Taiwan's Ali Shan Mountain.
Capitalism: A Love Story
Capitalism: A Love Story
A documentary about laissez faire capitalism and its effect on American society.
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