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DocFest is back this year with an enhanced line-up structured around four vital themes: Art, Bent, Green and Music. There's also a big focus on the protest film, partly in recognition of changes taking place in the Middle East, and a number of the films screening are highly topical. There's a great line-up of guests including Adam Curtis, Morgan Spurlock and Terry Pratchett. Attendees can listen to talks or participate in workshops and there are lots of opportunities to meet the filmmakers or even learn how to get involved in documentary making yourself. Plus a youth jury team bring a fresh perspective to some of the most exciting, innovative films in the festival.
View Films by Strand:
- Arts Docs
- Bent Doc
- Cross Platform Docs
- Music Docs
- Protest Docs
- Short Docs
- Why Poverty?
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Doc/Fest Latest Reviews
A look at the craft of making ballet shoes and the damage done in the pursuit of art.
A documentary about a disability rights campaigner who suffers from cerebral palsy.
The effects of globalisation in Indonesia’s rapidly changing society ripple into the life of a poor Christian woman living in the slums of Jakarta with her Muslim sons and teenage granddaughter.
The story of the legendary hop hop act, from high school to superstardom and beyond.
A look at the meteoric rise to fame of fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.
Musician Bob Forrest talks about his days with Thelonius Monster and his struggle with heroin addiction.
An 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting.
A story of ex-gang members who are now protecting their communities from the violence they themselves once employed.
Documentary about the last record shop in Stockton.
The determined Mrs Carey prepares her pupils to deliver the concert of a lifetime at the Sydney Opera House.
Sheffield DocFest Features
Sheffield DocFest News
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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