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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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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.
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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