Sheffield DocFest 2008

The organisers write: "This sample of excellent docs from some of the best filmmakers working in the region today give their southern kin a run for their money. Mark Cousins, Douglas Gordon, Darren Hercher - this list is extensive. Check out a couple and you will soon realise that this is just the tip of a very deep iceberg. "

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

Christmas With Dad Christmas With Dad
Christmas With Dad and Ma Bar
Calling Home (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Maria Eduarda Andrade, Marcelo Starobinas)
A meeting with some of the people who use a long distance phone call facility.
Christmas With Dad (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Conor McCormack)
A family prepare for Christmas.
Ma Bar (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Adrian McDowall, Finlay Pretsell; Stars: Bill McFadyen)
What drives a 73-year-old powerlifting champion?
The New 10 Commandments (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Nick Higgins, Kenny Glenaan, Douglas Gordon, Irvine Welsh, Mark Cousins, Tilda Swinton, Sana Bilgrami, Alice Nelson, Doug Aubrey, David Graham Scott, Anna Jones), Official Site
Celebration the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declarations of Human Rights interpreted through the prism of Scotland today.
Red Oil (Country: UK, Venezuela; Year: 2008; Director: Lucinda Broadbent)
Venezuala's political crisis as seen through the eyes of an actress-turned-oil-company-executive.
Standing Start Standing Start
Standing Start and Red Oil
Sighthill Stories (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Darren Hercher)
Story of the demolition of a huge estate in Glasgow and the fears and hopes of the residents for the future.
Standing Start (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall; Writer: Des Dillon; Stars: Craig MacLean)
Documenting world champion Craig MacLean's preparation for a cycle race.

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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