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Back with more fascinating films in 2012, Sheffield DocFest looks set to continue its tradition of promoting great talent, offering vital industry networking opportunities and giving the public a chance to get closer to the action. This year's programme features 120 films with 300 speakers, and opened with Penny Woolcock's From The Sea To The Land Beyond. We'll be bringing you news and reviews throughout.
View Films by Strand:
- Behind The Beats
- Best Of British
- China Now
- Cross Platform
- Euro Doc
- First Cut
- Global Encounters
- Howard Street Screen
- Queer Screen
- Retrospective: Dziga Vertov
- The Habit Of Art
- This Sporting Life
View previous years coverage of the Sheffield DocFest festival:
Doc/Fest Latest Reviews
The true story of the elderly woman who, by chance, started making experimental music with ordinary household objects, and became a cult star.
Meet Andrew and his amazing collection of lamps.
The story of Act Up and the ordinary people who transformed the tratment of AIDS.
Meet the coach who is determined to help Mannassas High School football team overcome their 110 year losing streak.
The story of the Ugandan campaigners who have spoken out against the country's proposed Anti-Gay Bill.
The story of how Dole food corporation tried to suppress a documentary about them.
The 1992 Lithuanian National Basketball Team went from the clutches of Communism to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona – a testament to the powerful role of sports as a catalyst for cultural identity.
The true story of a brilliant yet forgotten musician and the revolutionaries he inspired on another continent.
Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations and increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government.
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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The 15th edition includes digital screenings.