Sheffield Doc/Fest

TBI Weekly: How a month of markets reflects serious concerns

Conecta Fiction in Spain wrapped up a frenetic month of travel in June for TBI but while each event offered its own regional trends, there was one single overriding topic of discussion, writes Richard Middleton. If you work in the European or North American content business, chances are you’ve been on the road this month. […]

News round-up: Fremantle to shop ‘Bardot’; Sheffield DocFest line-up: OUTtv double order

Fremantle to shop ‘Bardot’ Fremantle has acquired global distribution rights for Bardot, a documentary feature about the iconic international actress Brigitte Bardot. Offering unique and exclusive access to Bardot, the 1 x 90-minute film from Featuristic Films and Timpelpictures reveals never before seen archive footage and exclusive interviews, and is set to premiere on TF1 in […]

Events round-up: Edinburgh TV Festival plans climate summit; Sheffield DocFest details announced; Conecta Fiction announces Spanish showcase

Edinburgh TV Festival plans climate summit The Edinburgh TV Festival is launching its first-ever Climate Content Summit, a new event to take place on 7 June at Barbican Centre that will examine the industry’s response to climate change. The summit will explore how experts, producers, execs, talent, commissioners, development teams, writers, directors can respond with […]

Unscripted round-up: Sheffield DocFest names new MD; Three brings ‘Blow Up’ to NZ; Sky preps ‘Lockerbie’ doc

Sheffield DocFest names new MD Annabel Grundy has joined Sheffield DocFest as managing director, following the return of the UK documentary festival this June. Grundy will take up her new position in December from her current role project-managing the BFI’s UK Global Screen Fund, a new £7m pa fund from the UK Government designed to support international growth […]

Factual round-up: Rex hires Plimsoll exec for formats push; ZDF Studios expands nature offering; Doc/Fest names winners

Rex hires Plimsoll exec for formats push Zinc Media Group factual label Rex has appointed former Plimsoll Productions exec Chris Reindorp as development producer. Reindorp has joined the Lana Salah-led firm as part of its push into primetime returnable formats. He previously served as development producer at Plimsoll within factual entertainment and specialist factual for […]

BBC unveils autism, alcoholism & paranormal projects in documentary slate

UK pubcaster has commissioned three new documentary features and three new series, with the new projects announced by Clare Sillery, the BBC’s head of commissioning for documentaries, history and religion, at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK today. The one-off productions include Family 23 (working title), which tells the story of an ordinary family from the […]

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 […]