Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

Doc/Fest’s Luke Moody exits, calling out lack of global vision for fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s director of programming Luke Moody has quit the UK documentary festival, calling on the organisation to become more international in scope. Moody, the former head of film at Britdoc (now Doc Society), joined Doc/Fest in November 2016 under former director Elizabeth McIntyre, who stepped down last summer. He resigned last month, following the […]

BBC Storyville unveils latest international documentary slate

Storyville, the BBC’s international documentary strand, has used this month’s Sheffield Doc/Fest to unveil its latest slate and a new look. Commissioning editor Mandy Chang also said that BBC Storyville will, for the first time, be bringing films to the youth skewing BBC Three alongside its usual home on BBC Four. The previous logo for […]

Fremantle boards Spring Films’ ‘Cool Daddio’

Fremantle has taken international distribution rights to Spring Films’ new feature documentary Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore. The 1 x 90-minute music documentary has its world premiere at next month’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore delves into the life of the underground music legend and self-proclaimed recluse […]