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Sheffield DocFest will run both a physical and online edition from June 4 to 13. It will open with Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) and close with The Story of Looking. This year's festival will feature 55 world premieres and its retrospective is Films Belong To Those Who Need Them - Fragments From The History Of Black British Cinema.
We're inputting the festival strands at the moment, so this page is a work in progress...
View Films by Strand:
- DocFest Exchange
- Ghosts And Apparitions
- International Competition
- Into The World
- Opening and Closing Galas
- Rhyme & Rhythm
- Special Screenings
View previous years coverage of the Sheffield DocFest festival:
Doc/Fest Latest Reviews
Accomplished reporter Sorious Samura collaborates with an old friend on a play intended to celebrate Sierra Leone... and gets more than he bargained for along the way.
A documentary about women who left their countries to join ISIS and their fight for repatriation.
After uncovering a treasure trove of home videos documenting the moments of love, laughter, and musical expression that punctuated an otherwise tumultuous upbringing, filmmaker Nira Burstein returns to her childhood home – now crumbling from the inside out – to explore whether she and her two sisters can reconnect with her parents.
Prison portrait of a maximum-security jail in Argentina.
An exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.
In a dilapidated corner of Alexandria, an exceptional community of young female weightlifters is trained by the grumpy yet charismatic Captain Ramadan.
The director considers the critical relationship between humans and wild animals and the consequences of climate change.
Profile of the legal trailblazer.
During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost – until now.
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
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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