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Sheffield Doc/Fest is little more than three weeks away. The festival continues to live up to it´s reputation of great documentaries and great parties. The festival is the biggest of it´s kind in the UK and one of the most important documentary film festivals in Europe. This documentary fiesta is a mixture of hundreds of documentaries, industry sessions, marketplace activities, masterclasses, Q&A´s and last but not least parties and social events. ‘More Sex & Docs & Rock ‘N Roll’ is a slogan in the festival trailer indicating lots of fun, few hangovers and yeah, maybe moral hangovers for those who go all in.
List of all films can be found here. There are some familiar titles on this year´s festival program, titles that have previously been written about on Docs & film Festivals. Those include;
5 Broken Cameras, dir. Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi
Ai Weiwei: Never story, dir. Alison Klayman
¡Vivan las Antipodas!, dir. Victor Kossakovsky
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, dir. Fredrik Gerteen
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, dir. Stacy Peralta
Chasing Ice, dir. Jeff Oriowski
Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir, dir. Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir, Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir.
Italy: Love it, or Leave it, dir. Gustav Hofer, luca Ragazzi
Love Free or Die, dir. Macky Alston
Planet of Snail, dir. Seungjun Yi
Putin´s Kiss, dir. Lisa Birk Pedersen
Saving Face, dir. Daniel Junge
Searching for Sugar Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul
The Punk Syndrome, dir. Jukka Kärkkäinen & JP Passi
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, dir. Lucy Walker
Town of Runners, dir. Jerry Rothwell
Undefeated, dir. Dan Lindsay, T.J. Martin
In the coming weeks Docs & Film Festivals will take a more detailed look at the program and post about the sessions and more. Docs & Film Festivals will be reporting from the Sheffield Doc/Fest and yours truly is looking very much forward to that.