Sheffield DocFest 2015

A selection of artists' factual work, pushing the boundaries of documentary.

View other Sheffield DocFest Films by strand: Albert Maysles Tribute, Behind The Beats, Best Of British, BFI Archive, Euro/Doc, Films In Competition, Galas, Global Encounters, Ideas & Science, Instigators & Agitators, John Akomfrah Retrospective, Women In Docs

5,000 Feet Is The Best (Country: Israel, Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Omer Fast; Stars: Denis O'Hare, Jennifer Anderson, Maggie Anderson, Michael Artura, Carter Barsch, Bill Crounse, Gabriel Gutierrez, Aden Hunt, Tracy Kay, Tony LaThanh, Armani Marley, Brad Nelson, William Ngo, Brad Schecter, Eddie B. Smith)
The film is based on two meetings with a Predator drone operator, recorded in US in 2010. 
Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Bill Morrison; Writer: Aleksandra Vrebalov), Official Site
Sourcing original 35mm nitrate footage shot during the First World War, filmmaker Bill Morrison pieces together a unique visual exploration from footage that has never been viewed by modern audiences.
Disaster Playground (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Nelly Ben Hayoun; Writer: Nelly Ben Hayoun; Stars: Mark Boslough, John W. Boyd, Steven Chesley, Paul Chodas, Eric Christensen, José Luis Galache, Peter Jenniskens, Sergio Camacho Lara, Franck Marchis, Daniel D. Mazanek, David Morrison, Margaret S. Race, Rusty Schweickart, Seth Shostak, Gareth Williams), Official Site
Hollywood relies on Bruce Willis saving the world in Armageddon, but who are the real-life heroes seeking to save our civilisation from the next major asteroid impact?
DS30 (Director: Test Dept ), Official Site
Marking 30 years since the 1984-85 miners’ strike, DS30 is a political collage of sound and image, originally commissioned by AV Festival.
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