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Sheffield Doc/Fest announces new BBC Licence Fee session

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces new BBC Licence Fee session

Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced a new session for Tuesday 9 June discussing the future of the BBC licence fee and how the BBC can make better use of documentaries and the wider documentary industry. Ahead of the session the festival asks delegates to partake in a survey.  … Read entire article »

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When reality is darker than fiction: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

When reality is darker than fiction: The Confessions of Thomas Quick

Swedish drama series are incredibly popular, both in the UK as in wider Europe. Many love their pace, original narratives and the aesthetics. The Confessions of Thomas Quick is like such a drama – only more gripping, as the story it presents is all real. … Read entire article »

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The Hunting Ground shows true extent of campus rape

The Hunting Ground shows true extent of campus rape

Without sounding too dark, the world is an unsafe place. Things can happen everywhere, anywhere – and a university campus is no different. To think so would be unrealistic. It is, however, not unrealistic to expect from a university that its people would do their utmost best to keep students safe at all times and support them when something happens, no matter what. … Read entire article »

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Oppenheimer shocks again with The Look of Silence

Oppenheimer shocks again with The Look of Silence

If you thought documentary The Act of Killing was haunting then brace yourself for Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest film The Look of Silence. … Read entire article »

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Wiseman’s documentary on Britain’s National Gallery is too thorough for its own good

Wiseman’s documentary on Britain’s National Gallery is too thorough for its own good

Once again documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has taken it upon himself to create an elaborate portrait of a cultural institution, this time highlighting what goes on at London’s National Gallery. But has his determination to include and showcase ‘everything’ killed a film that would otherwise be highly fascinating?  … Read entire article »

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Get your entries in for Grierson 2015: The British Documentary Awards

Get your entries in for Grierson 2015: The British Documentary Awards

Though in the UK we have the BAFTAs, the documentary and factual programmes industry’s highest achievement in the UK is actually winning a Grierson. … Read entire article »

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ITN Source and Audio Network launch short film competition at Sheffield Doc/Fest

ITN Source and Audio Network launch short film competition at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Create a short film using footage from ITN Source’s extensive archive collection and you could see your film on the big screen at Sheffield Doc/Fest. A new competition gives the winner the chance to screen his work as well as be presented with a £1000 cheque – not bad at all we thought! … Read entire article »

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