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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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Documentary Addicted to Sheep will win some hearts

Documentary Addicted to Sheep will win some hearts

Once in a while you have to take a gamble and go see a documentary about sheep farming, trust me, it will be worth it. This film is delicate, beautiful, human and made with a lot of passion. … Read entire article »

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The documentary The Divide shows inequality is more than an inconvenient truth

The documentary The Divide shows inequality is more than an inconvenient truth

The Divide is Katharine Round’s long-awaited feature documentary on inequality, and as it turns out, it was worth the wait.   … Read entire article »

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A Sinner in Mecca, a brave and personal film voicing the complexities of contemporary Islam

A Sinner in Mecca, a brave and personal film voicing the complexities of contemporary Islam

A Sinner in Mecca is a moving, brave and intensely personal documentary, covertly filmed in Saudi Arabia, when the director, a gay Muslim, undertakes a pilgrimage to Mecca to explore what it means to be a Muslim today. Emily Wright reviews. … Read entire article »

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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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