The First June Doc/Fest
Sheffield Doc/Fest is gearing up to begin its 18th annual event, but in June this year.
The five day festival takes place between 8th and 12th and brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art of documentary making.
Sheffield is fast becoming known as the place for digital industry workers to get together and a whole host of key figures will be at this year’s event.
Sheffield Doc/Fest Trailer 2011 from Sheffield Doc/Fest on Vimeo.
Among the thousands of delegates and general public attending, there will be representatives from Sky TV, BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, making it the perfect chance for professionals and amateurs alike to meet, discuss the industry, screen their work and make new contacts.
This year’s festival includes 120 films from dozens of countries, 300 speakers and 150 buyers and decision makers. Literally millions of pounds worth of business takes place over the five days!
Doc/Fest is also very keen to support emerging talents by providing educational programmes and training schemes. Doc/Fest is also known to throw a great party thanks to all those cool documentarians, never a bad thing!
If you work in the documentary film, factual TV or digital industry you can’t afford to miss Sheffield Doc/Fest. Anyone interested in watching some of the documentaries or for further information about the festival, go to The Showroom Cinema box office or www.sheffdocfest.com.
Happy Viewing! And look out for our doc reviews – first in, 'Just Do It – A Tale Of Modern-day Outlaws' due to premiere on Thursday 9th.