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Michael Moore to open Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

Michael Moore to open Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will open this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest with his latest film Where To Invade Next. … Read entire article »

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Documentary highlights at the Berlinale 2016

Documentary highlights at the Berlinale 2016

The Berlinale is one of Europe’s film festivals which has championed the documentary genre for many years. And 2016 is no different, this year a total of 77 documentaries will be screening in a variety of forms.  … Read entire article »

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New study highlights challenges for documentary filmmakers

New study highlights challenges for documentary filmmakers

The findings of a survey carried out by Whicker’s World Foundation for Sheffield Doc/Fest and the European Documentary Network (EDN) highlight rising costs and low pay.  … Read entire article »

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The Guardian Documentaries Pitch for short films

The Guardian Documentaries Pitch for short films

Sheffield Doc/Fest might have lost its Deputy Director Charlie Phillips to The Guardian two years ago, but this doesn’t mean Phillips stopped caring for the documentary filmmakers he worked with for so many years. For the second year in a row, the newspaper offers festival delegates the chance to pitch ideas for short docs and get £5000 towards their film and an online premiere on The Guardian website. … Read entire article »

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Archive footage documentary competition back on at Doc/Fest

Archive footage documentary competition back on at Doc/Fest

Once more ITN Source, the footage licensing division of news and multimedia content provider ITN, opens up its archive of 2.8 million news clips, programmes and films, to those participating in the ITN Source Short Film Competition at Sheffield Doc/Fest.  … Read entire article »

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BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

BBC to explore assisted suicide question in new documentary

How to Die: Simon’s Choice is a one-off 90-minute observational documentary telling the remarkable and poignant story of one man facing the unimaginable decision of whether to end his life at a suicide clinic.  … Read entire article »

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Taxi Tehran – this journey through Iran doesn’t last long enough

Taxi Tehran – this journey through Iran doesn’t last long enough

What starts out as a light and funny taxi ride through the capital, a two fingers up to the establishment that prevents a brilliant filmmaker from what he does best, is in fact a feature which gives the audience the most accurate and honest view yet of  the position and strength of cinema in a regime which is afraid to show its true face. … Read entire article »

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