Ma Bar is among the shorts in the Scottish Docs section. Ma Bar is among the shorts in the Scottish Docs section.

2008 marks the 15th anniversary of Sheffield Doc/Fest, and this year's line-up will really give attendees something to celebrate. Along with a wide selection of feature-length and short factual films, there is also a celebration of acclaimed documentary makers Nick Broomfield and Shinshuke Ogawa

Running between the November 5 and 9 at Sheffield Showroom, it features diverse work from around the world tackling themes such as war, addiction, sport and family life.

Got a feature or short film screening at this year's fest and want us to review it? If you have a screener, please feel free to send it to us.

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A forgotten Bulgarian town struggles onwards in this observational documentary.
Afghan Star
Afghan Star
Four hopefuls compete to become pop idols in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Intimate portrait of the heavyweight boxer.
Three men talk about the sexual abuse they suffered in private schools.
The End Of America
The End Of America
Naomi Wolf explores political changes in the US.
Shadow Of The Holy Book
Shadow Of The Holy Book
A look at life under Saparmurat Niyazov's regime in Turkmenistan, where he encourages worship of his book.
Second Skin
Second Skin
A journey into the world of MMPORGs.
Letter To Anna
Letter To Anna
Interviews with Russian activist and Putin critic Anna Politkovskaya, plus an examination of what happened after her assassination.
The Betrayal
The Betrayal
The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the US during the Vietnam War.
An examination of economic collapse in the US, and of the forces behind it.
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Sheffield DocFest Features

Eric Bergkraut on Letter To Anna
The Swiss director talks about his daring documentary.
Naomi Wolf on The End Of America
The acclaimed author of The Beauty Myth discusses her new book and the documentary based on it.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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