The festival will run from 6-11 June, opening with the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona. This year's country focus will be Japan.

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Seahorse
Seahorse
Charts a transgender man’s path to parenthood after he decides to carry his child himself. The pregnancy prompts an unexpected and profound reckoning with conventions of masculinity, self-definition and biology.
Tiny Souls
Tiny Souls
Following lives of three siblings in a refugee camp as their time their stretches from weeks to years.
Push
Push
An international look at the global housing crisis in our cities.
Dive: Rituals In Water
Dive: Rituals In Water
Portrait of Icelandic pioneer Snorri Magnusson, who has been patiently teaching babies to float and paddle for over 25 years.
In Search...
In Search...
Documentary about the lasting trauma of female genital mutilation and the filmmaker's reconstructive journey.
The Edge Of Democracy
The Edge Of Democracy
Consideration of post-dictatorship politics and the resurgent right in Brazil.
American Factory
American Factory
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Los Reyes
Los Reyes
Documentary capturing the microcosm that surrounds a couple of street dogs that live in a skatepark.
The Hottest August
The Hottest August
Seven months after Donald Trump assumes the US presidency, filmmaker Brett Story journeyed to all five boroughs of New York City asking people a simple question: what are your hopes for the future?
The Brink
The Brink
Following former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections.
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Sheffield DocFest Features

Life in a war zone
Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts discuss For Sama
Following a family's flight
Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim talk about the challenges of editing and producing Midnight Traveler

Sheffield DocFest News

Diego Maradona to kick-off Doc/Fest
UK premiere for Kapadia's footballer profile
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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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