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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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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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Sheffield Doc/Fest aims for bigger, better and more interactive in 2015

Sheffield Doc/Fest aims for bigger, better and more interactive in 2015

Where to start with a documentary film festival that has so much to offer? Sheffield Doc/Fest has been, for some time now, the UK’s premier documentary and digital media festival. It has also cemented itself as a dynamic, vital and international cornerstone of the industry today. … 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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Heather Croall leaves Sheffield Doc/Fest to head Adelaide Fringe Festival

Heather Croall leaves Sheffield Doc/Fest to head Adelaide Fringe Festival

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s CEO, Heather Croall, is to step down in February after nine years in the role. … Read entire article »

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Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

Which documentaries can you expect to see at Sundance?

“Renowned filmmakers and films about far-reaching subjects comprise this section highlighting our ongoing commitment to documentaries,” Sundance says. And indeed, far-reaching subjects they are. … Read entire article »

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Best Feature Documentary Oscar long-list announced

Best Feature Documentary Oscar long-list announced

It’s December, which traditionally means that the battle for the Oscars officially kicks off with extra screenings and expensive drink dos. It is also now when we first get an indication of which films might take home that all important statue. … Read entire article »

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