DocFest is back this year with an enhanced line-up structured around four vital themes: Art, Bent, Green and Music. There's also a big focus on the protest film, partly in recognition of changes taking place in the Middle East, and a number of the films screening are highly topical. There's a great line-up of guests including Adam Curtis, Morgan Spurlock and Terry Pratchett. Attendees can listen to talks or participate in workshops and there are lots of opportunities to meet the filmmakers or even learn how to get involved in documentary making yourself. Plus a youth jury team bring a fresh perspective to some of the most exciting, innovative films in the festival.

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The Perfect Fit
The Perfect Fit
A look at the craft of making ballet shoes and the damage done in the pursuit of art.
Jimmy
Jimmy
A documentary about a disability rights campaigner who suffers from cerebral palsy.
Position Among The Stars
Position Among The Stars
The effects of globalisation in Indonesia’s rapidly changing society ripple into the life of a poor Christian woman living in the slums of Jakarta with her Muslim sons and teenage granddaughter.
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
The story of the legendary hop hop act, from high school to superstardom and beyond.
A Man's Story
A Man's Story
A look at the meteoric rise to fame of fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.
Bob And The Monster
Bob And The Monster
Musician Bob Forrest talks about his days with Thelonius Monster and his struggle with heroin addiction.
Knuckle
Knuckle
An 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting.
The Interrupters
The Interrupters
A story of ex-gang members who are now protecting their communities from the violence they themselves once employed.
Sound It Out
Sound It Out
Documentary about the last record shop in Stockton.
Mrs Carey's Concert
Mrs Carey's Concert
The determined Mrs Carey prepares her pupils to deliver the concert of a lifetime at the Sydney Opera House.
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Sheffield DocFest Features

Bombay Beach dreams
Alma Har'el talks about collaboration and dance in her debut documentary.
Dying wishes
Terry Pratchett talks about his very personal documentary, Choosing To Die.
Let's do it
Emily James talks about her new documentary on environmentalist activist group Just Do It.
Sold out
Morgan Spurlock talks Pom Wonderful at the launch of Sheffield Doc/Fest
A youthful look at Doc/Fest
Youth jury members look forward to the big event in Sheffield

Sheffield DocFest News

Doc/Fest 2011 award winners announced
The Interrupters takes top gong.
Doc/Fest 2011 line-up announced
Work from Martin Scorsese and Morgan Spurlock, plus Adam Curtis, Terry Pratchett and more.
Doc/Fest attendees announced
Morgan Spurlock, Nick Broomfield and others will join a stellar line-up.
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A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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