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SHEFFIELD DOC FEST 10TH – 15TH JUNE 2016

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading, and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading, and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary.
The Sheffield Doc/Fest industry line-up is revealed today, with Liz McIntyre, CEO & Festival Director announcing a dynamic and inspiring 23rd edition – showcasing a Film programme of the very best UK and international documentaries; a world-leading Alternate Realities programme of interactive media, virtual reality exhibitions and talks – this year, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (including a keynote lecture from an android); and a compelling and essential Talks & Sessions programme presented in association with Documentary Campus.

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A Family Affair
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Picture shows_Louis Theroux at the Church of Scientology building LA
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Strike a Pose
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• OPENING NIGHT FROM SHEFFIELD’S CITY HALL ATTENDED BY MICHAEL MOORE FEATURING THE FILM ‘WHERE TO INVADE NEXT’ TO BE TRANSMITTED TO 114 CINEMAS NATIONWIDE ACROSS THE UK

• REGGIE YATES, LOUIS THEROUX, KEN LOACH, STACEY DOOLEY, WARP FILMS’ MARK HERBERT, LORD DAVID PUTTNAM, FREDDIE FLINTOFF, ADAM BUXTON AND KG THE COMEDIAN JOIN THE HEADLINE SPEAKERS

• HBO’s DOCUMENTARY POWERHOUSE EXECUTIVE SHEILA NEVINS IN CONVERSATION WITH BBC’s NICK FRASER

• FILMMAKERS D.A. PENNEBAKER & CHRIS HEGEDUS, MICHAEL MOORE AND NINO KIRDATZE TO GIVE MASTERCLASSES.

• 160 INTERNATIONAL AND UK DOCUMENTARIES: 27 WORLD PREMIERES, 15 INTERNATIONAL, 19 EUROPEAN AND 52 UK PREMIERES.

• ALTERNATE REALITIES – A WORLD-LEADING PROGRAMME OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA, VIRTUAL REALITY EXHIBITIONS AND TALKS – THIS YEAR WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

• INDUSTRY SESSIONS TOPICS INCLUDE: COMMISSIONING IN THE DIGITAL AGE; SELF–PUBLISHING; BRANDED CONTENT; DOCUMENTING THE REFUGEE CRISIS; THE FUTURE OF BROADCASTING; WORKING WITH ARCHIVE; ZERO-CARBON FILMMAKING; DIVERSITY IN THE WORKFORCE; WORKING IN DANGER ZONES; AND HOW KIDS WILL BE WATCHING TV IN THE FUTURE

Every year, SHEFFIELD DOC FEST connects thousands of creatives in a nurturing environment, resulting in the discovery of new talent, new collaborations and new commissions for cinema, television and online.

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