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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.
View Films by Strand:
- Bent Strand
- Comedy Strand
- European Features
- European Shorts
- Galas and Premieres
- Green Strand
- International Features
- International Shorts
- Japanese Strand
- Music and Arts
- Russian Strand
- Sports Strand
- UK Features
- UK Shorts
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Doc/Fest Latest Reviews
Documentary examining the life and legacy of the controversial comic.
An exploration of the clash between oil-hungry industry and those determined to protect a fragile ecological resource.
A man is pursued by private investigators in an attempt to prove that privacy has been completely lost in modern surveillance society.
The actor who founded Australia's first Aboriginal theatre company talks about his life, his heroin habit, and his criminal tendencies.
Children at Havana’s state-run boxing academy prepare for the national championships.
A docudrama set in a parallel world explores issues surrounding the death penalty.
The truth about Jack Rebney, Winnebago salesman and inadvertent internet celebrity.
An exploration of the social and political landscape of modern China.
The experience of awaiting sunrise on Taiwan's Ali Shan Mountain.
A documentary about laissez faire capitalism and its effect on American society.
Hidden in plain sight Joanna Coates on Hide And Seek.
Inside Jeunet's box of tricks From boyhood puppets to 3D.
Egoyan on the sombre side Director finds inspiration close to home.
Why Nicole would always choose love Cannes opening star on her highs and lows.
Lone wolf John Jarrett on murder, mayhem and Wolf Creek 2.
A red carpet night for The Unknown Known Errol Morris and the stars come out for Donald Rumsfeld documentary.
The making of a Minister Bertrand Tavernier on Quai D'Orsay.
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