Sheffield Doc/Fest


Sheffield Doc/Fest chair steps down as festival becomes registered charity

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s long-time chair Alex Graham is stepping down from the board after more than 10 years. Graham, the founding CEO of Wall to Wall, came to the end of his term last year and has decided to step down. According to Doc/Fest, the exec’s tenure as chair – which began in 2008 – has […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest rounds out creative team for 2020

Sheffield Doc/Fest has rounded out its programming team with the appointment of Vancouver International Film Festival programmer Adam Cook and a promotion for Alternate Realities veteran Joe Cutts.  The festival, which hired former DocLisboa director Cíntia Gil to head up the UK-based factual event over the summer, has hired Cook as senior programmer for the […]

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 […]

Mental health for documentary field in the spotlight via week-long forum

US documentary forum The D-Word is rolling out a widespread discussion on mental health that it says is “urgently needed” in the doc community. In partnership with the International Documentary Association, the 20-year-old forum – which runs free discussions on documentary film and production – is hosting a ‘Mental Health and the Documentary Business’ conversation […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest appoints DocLisboa’s Cíntia Gil as director

Sheffield Doc/Fest has appointed former DocLisboa director Cíntia Gil (pictured) to head up the UK-based factual event. Gil had been festival director at the Portuguese event since 2012 and will now take up her new role at Doc/Fest in November, following the October edition of DocLisboa. She replaces former Discovery Networks International exec Elizabeth McIntyre, […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Banff announce 2019 award winners

Luke Lorentzen’s film about a family that attempts to make a living operating a private ambulance in Mexico City took the main prize at the 26th annual Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards, which took place at the Netflix Crucible Studio on Tuesday evening (12 June). The jury praised Midnight Family as “a true celebration of the potential […]

Discovery’s McIntyre exits for Doc/Fest

Elizabeth McIntyre is exiting Discovery Networks International to become CEO and festival director of the Sheffield Doc/Fest. McIntyre moves to her new post on September 1, having left her role of VP, production and development at Discovery Channel and buying for Discovery UK and Quest. She replaces Heather Croall, who resigned in order to rejoin her […]