Sheffield DocFest 2008

The organisers say: "Music docs isn’t just ideal for first dates! One of our most popular strands is repeating this year with a collection of some beat driven, high energy docs that are as much about the present as they are about the past and the future of music."

View other Sheffield DocFest Films by strand: Anti Docs, Arts Docs, Bent Docs, Green Docs, Kinky Docs, MeetMarket Pitched, Miscellaneous, Nick Broomfield Retrospective, Ogawa Retrospective, Regime Change, Scottish Docs, Sports Docs, Student Docs, Toronto International Film Festival Focus, Youth Jury Doc

Afghan Star Afghan Star
Afghan Star and Worldrevolution
12 Notes Down (12 Toner Ned) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2008; Director: Andreas Koefoed)
A young choir singer's life falls apart when his voice breaks.
Afghan Star (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Havana Marking), Official Site
Four hopefuls compete to become pop idols in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
Ahmad Zahir For Beginners (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Liz Mermin)
Profile of Ahmad Zahir, once Afghanistan's biggest pop singer.
Arctic Monkeys Live At The Apollo (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Richard Ayoade; Stars: Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Matt Helders, Nick O'Malley )
Concert recording of the Sheffield band.
The Jazz Baroness (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Hannah Rothschild), Official Site
The unlikely friendship between Baronnes Pannonica Rothschild and Thelonious Monk.
12 Notes Down 12 Notes Down
12 Notes Down and Ahmad Zahir For Beginners
Kurt and Courtney (Country: US; Year: 1998; Director: Nick Broomfield)
Famous documentary about the relationship between Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.
Life After The Fall (Country: UK, Iraq; Year: 2008; Director: Kasim Abid), Official Site
The affects of the fall of Saddam on one family in Iraq.
Little Lost David (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Virginia Heath)
Documentary about David Roch – aka Little Lost David – Sheffield’s fastest rising music star.
No Manifesto (Country: UK, US, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Elizabeth Marcus)
Touring footage and more from the Manic Street Preachers.
The Storm Bird (Country: Germany; Year: 2007; Director: Tariq Marzbaan)
Profile of 60-year-old Afghanistan-born composer, Zâher Howeida, who now lives in exile in Hamburg.
Tony Christie - Made In Sheffield (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Don Letts)
Exploring 40 years in the showbiz life of the godfather of Sheffield music.
We Are Wizards (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Josh Koury)
The phenomenon of Harry Potter influenced bands.
Worldrevolution (Country: Austria; Year: 2008; Director: Klaus Hundsbichler)
Enjoy a day in the company of Stefan Weber and his pet chicken, Hilde.

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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