Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011

Date: 8 June 2011 – 12 June 2011
Venue: Sheffield Doc/Fest, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX, UK

Just seven months after the 2010 edition, Sheffield Doc/Fest opens its doors again on 8 June 2011 in its new summer slot, once more boasting a stellar line-up of international documentary films. One of the films receiving its UK premiere at this year’s festival is Peace by the immensely talented Japanese filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda. Soda will be in the UK to attend the screening on 12 June and will also take part in a special Q&A session.

Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in June. Sheffield is fast becoming known as one of the top places in the world for people from the documentary and digital industries to get together – to meet, to screen their work, share knowledge, do business, make new contacts and discuss innovations and challenges they are facing in the ever changing media landscape.

Over the past four years Sheffield Doc/Fest has massively expanded its marketplace activity, as well as its cross platform, interactive and digital programme. These developments and the stunning film programme and often controversial conference sessions are what attract nearly 2000 delegates from around the globe and thousands of general public.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is famous for its fabulous parties and endless networking opportunities. The festival programme includes 120 films from dozens of countries, 300 speakers from the digital and docs sector and over 150 buyers and decision makers from 20 countries participate in the marketplace. Millions of pounds of deals are done during the festival.

Documentary Campus and Sheffield Doc/Fest are delighted to announce that we have formed a partnership this year and are co-presenting the industry conference sessions at this, the 18th Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Both organisations have prided themselves for many years on presenting high quality sessions and industry networking opportunities and the partnership seemed like an obvious one to form – we both aim to help the documentary industry thrive and stay alive and pooling our resources has allowed us to put on a fantastic session programme for you all.

Along with our partner Crossover we also deliver some of the most innovative and internationally acclaimed training initiatives for the film, TV and digital sector throughout the year. Crossover Labs have been presented in many countries around the world. In partnership with Wide Eye Pictures we deliver the Engine Room Pitch Workshops through the year around the UK.

Doc/Fest is very proud to support the development of emerging talent, providing educational and networking opportunities, outreach training schemes and a structured internship and volunteer programmes all year. The festival itself is a brilliant forum for new talent to meet established filmmakers and producers and buyers. If you work in the documentary film, factual TV or digital industries you can’t afford to miss Sheffield Doc/Fest.


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