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Sheffield Doc/Fest rocks docs with podcast series

You don’t need to miss any of the sessions, interviews, keynote speeches and masterclasses from Sheffield Doc/Fest anymore as the festival announced it will present its valuable content via a podcast series on iTunes and YouTube starting today.

The series launched on iTunes with ‘The BBC Interview: Adam Curtis’ and ‘Touching the Void – the real story’. Over on YouTube, 21 new  sessions from the past year are being made available to watch on the festival’s channel, which to date already features an impressive 149 sessions, including some good interviews and handy masterclasses.

Each week, Doc/Fest will make a new session podcast available to download, drawing from a back-catalogue dating to 2004. Some gems in the pipeline that have been mentioned to appear include: Steven Johnson’s Crossover summit keynote speech; Ross Kemp’s On the Front Line; Channel 4′s Bypassing the Broadcaster; Planet Earth, an HD masterclass; and another masterclass presented by Nick Broomfield.

Over on the YouTube channel you can watch one of this year’s sessions entitled ITV in Conversation with Michael Apted and other interviews and masterclasses with interesting names such as Kevin Macdonald; Steve James; Albert Maysles; Marc Isaacs; Bruce Parry and Ollie Huddleston.

Sheffield Doc/Fest director Heather Croall said: “The new Sheffield Doc/Fest weekly podcast on iTunes is an important development in Doc/Fest’s digital archive, and offers the industry an incredible resource which goes way beyond the festival. We’re incredibly proud of the quality, depth and breadth of our sessions programme and it’s very exciting to be able to share this expertise through Doc/Fest’s YouTube film channel and now iTunes.”

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Alexandra Zeevalkink is a Dutch-born journalist living in London who founded DocGeeks in August 2011 in order to have a legitimate excuse to watch every documentary under the sun. She freelances for various publications and writes mainly about documentary films, art projects and social inequalities. When she is not blogging or watching films she enjoys theater, photography and reading loads of books. She is always on the look out for potential partnerships with other creative minds.

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