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The world's most important documentary festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest launched its 2010 edition on 3 November. It's a vital meeting point for documentary filmmakers and also gives the public a rare opportunity to see intriguing new films, including cutting edge work and striking shorts. This year's event features over 250 speakers so it's a great place to find out more about the art of filmmaking. You can also catch films by the likes of John Pilger, Kim Longinotto and Werner Herog.
“Documentaries have kept their incredible capacity to compel, thrill and entertain and the documentaries in this year’s extraordinary line-up are no exception, from Joan Rivers to Rolf Harris to a special focus on the Middle East. I’m sure Sheffield audiences will have as much fun watching as I have had programming,” said festival programmer Hussain Currimbhoy.
View Films by Strand:
- Art Docs
- Bent Docs
- First Cut
- Middle East Focus
- Music Docs
- Partwardhan Focus
- Scottish Documentary Institute Focus
View previous years coverage of the Sheffield DocFest festival:
Doc/Fest Latest Reviews
Prisoners move toward rehabilitation and struggle with their hopes and dreams in the run up to the annual Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition.
A first-hand look at the politics of civil disobedience in the UK.
A young woman born via donor insemination advertises in search of her biological father, meets half-siblings and subsequently explores her feelings for the surprised stranger who reads about her quest.
An exploration of the fears and anxieties that haunt a gated community in Arizona.
A documentary about astronomers in Chile's Atacama Desert who gather to consider the stars while beneath the ground lie the remnants of ancient civilisations.
Portrait of garbage pickers in Rio who participated in a project with artist Vik Muniz.
The story of rapper Josh Dolgin, alias Socalled, and his fusion of hip hop with traditional Jewish music.
A group of homeless blues musicians disabled by childhood polio join forces with a street kid with a home made instrument and make plans to tour Europe.
A portrait of the competitive interests and corruption surrounding a child with an extraordinary gift for distance running.
The story of former Burmese soldier Myo Mint who, after becoming disabled in action, educated himself with banned books and became a campaigner against the civil war.
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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