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Doc/Fest gives young people documentary industry insight Sheffield International Documentary Festival (Sheffield Doc/Fest) and 4Talent are once again giving young people the opportunity to gain a fantastic insight into the documentary industry. The Sheffield Doc/Fest Youth Jury 2009 is open to entries from young people age 16-21 via the 4Talent website. Heather Croall, Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, said: “We are looking for people with the confidence to stand up and make themselves heard,...

IFFS Europe its a wrap! We loved it

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Final conclusion of the two day event at the luxurious but loud Saint James & Albany Hotel in Paris Program of the afternoon sessions: The Workshop of Workshops   Developing unique programs to set your festival apart and educate the filmmaker can be a key component to any festival. What can and should you do to properly enhance the filmmaker experience? Hear from established fests how year after year they continue to create an exceptional filmmaker experience. ...

Paris Convention Agenda revised

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentation Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair Christian Gaines Director of Festivals Withoutabox, a division of IMDb 9:30 am - 10:30 am Dynamic Programming   Year round programming, migrating content to the web and extending audience reach are all critical programming issues. Once your festival has t...

Join us for a wine tasting during Fest Summit in Paris

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You are invited to a wine tasting of Best of French wines areas. Join us at our offices April 7 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception Hosted By filmfestivals.com and fest21.comYou won't want to miss this year's opening cocktail reception. More networking and additional meeting time with your peers and colleagues will make this reception time well spent. Wine tasting in our offices offering a choice of red and white wines from the main french wine regions : Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, south West ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest initiative for younger filmmakers on 4Talent website

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Sheffield International Documentary Festival (Sheffield Doc/Fest) and 4Talent are once again giving young people the opportunity to gain a fantastic insight into the documentary industry. The Sheffield Doc/Fest Youth Jury 2009 is open to entries from young people age 16-21 via the 4Talent website. Heather Croall, Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, said: “We are looking for people with the confidence to stand up and make themselves heard, and who aren’t afraid to shout about what they think. A...

IFFS Europe schedule of panels and events

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentations Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Wieland Speck Director of Panorama Berlin International Film Festival Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Dynamic Programming   Year round programming, migrating content to the web and extending audience reach are all critical programming issues. Once your festival ha...

First Crossover Kids pitching event at Sheffield

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Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s premier event for international documentary professionals, and Sheffield based Showcomotion, the Young People’s Film Festival, have joined forces with Crossover Labs to stage the first Crossover Kids pitching event. The inaugural event was held at the Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, London on Thursday 11 December.The Crossover Kids event was developed to help filmmakers and commissioners embrace new technologies relevant to young people. Six teams of professionals ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest opens today with over 140 films

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The 15th annual Sheffield Doc/Fest opens today with over 140 films and 50 sessions featuring 250 key industry speakers.The films, including many award-winning documentaries from around the world, take the shape of several themed strands highlighting the current trends of documentary filmmaking. The 2008 strands include last year’s popular Green, Bent, Anti Doc, Sports and Music strands, alongside a new strand, Kinky Docs: a celebration of sex and its representation in documentary. Doc/Fest’...

Sheffield Doc/Fest to play games -Alternate Reality Game

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Sheffield Doc/Fest will be the first film festival in the world to commission an Alternate Reality Game (ARG) for its delegates.Over the past 2 years, the Sheffield Doc/Fest has implemented some of the boldest cross-platform programming and initiatives in their DigiDocs360 programme and their Crossover Labs. This ARG, called "The Truth Is Catching" is another exciting new part of their interactive programming. ARG's are a growing game genre that uses reality, multi media and game elements which ...

Cross Media Challenge at Sheffield

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Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is to host The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Cross Media Challenge at its festival in November. The Challenge will award one producer a £5,000 co-production development deal with the award-winning NFB. The Cross Media Challenge is a co-production competition for innovative, interactive, socially engaged content with applications for mobile and broadband. The 2008 challenge is based around an environmental theme.Producers are i...

Sheffield Doc/Fest Launches Audience Award

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The Sheffield International Documentary Festival, the UK’s premier event for international documentary professionals, will present an Audience Award at this year’s festival. This inaugural award, which will celebrate the documentary with the most audience votes, will be chosen from the one hundred or so international films to be screened at Doc/Fest 2008.Heather Croall, Festival Director, comments: “There are loads of awards at film festivals around the world, and many of the jury-driven a...

Do Young People Watch Documentaries Anymore?

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Doc/Fest offers young people unique access to the documentary industry.Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival is teaming up with 4Talent and The Grierson Trust to give young people an unparalleled insight into the world of documentary. Doc/Fest and 4Talent will be presenting an exclusive HotHouse offering twelve young people contact with industry professionals and access to documentary training. This pioneering HotHouse, hosted uniquely for the documentary voices of tomorrow, will be ...

SheffieldDoc/Fest awarded £175,000 by UK Film Council

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Sheffield Doc/Fest has today been awarded £175,000 by the UK Film Council (UKFC) to help consolidate its position as a festival of national significance. Already established as one of the best documentary festivals in the world, the funding from the UK Film Council will help Doc/Fest to widen its reach to a diverse public audience, particularly young people. The money, which will span over three years, will be used to make films available on the internet, present major masterclasses via the ...

Meet The Jurors

2004 VPRO Joris Ivens Award Winners for STAND VAN DE MAAN Saturday, November 25----Members of the juries for the major competitions at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) have begun their process of screening films in contention and evaluating their worthiness for a series of top awards. Jurors in four separate competition categories will be among the busiest people as the Festival enters its first big weekend of screenings and events. In the Joris Ivens Competition, ...

Sheffield Documentary Festival has a new director

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Sheffield International Documentary Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director. Heather Croall, formerly Director of the Australian International Documentary Conference, will start in post early April. Heather’s career in the Australian screen industry has included working as a company director, independent documentary producer, festival director and consultant. Heather has also worked for government film funding agency the South Australian Film Corporation, has ga...

AIDC 2005 Announces Pitch and Punt Winners

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Organisers of the 2005 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) held in Adelaide from February 21 – 24, one of the most successful in recent years, have announced the winners of the conference’s pitching competitions.In 2005 there was more money to be won for development funding and a new pitching initiative was launched by the inaugural Interactive Media Delegation at the AIDC through the Bell Fund Mission from Canada, the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and the South A...

AIDC will host a Nordic producers delegation to initiate co prods with Australia

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International Delegations Announced for 2005 Australian Documentary Conference Australian International Documentary Conference Director Heather Croall announced today the confirmed international delegations for the 2005 Conference. “We are pleased to announce the tenth AIDC will host a NORDIC DELEGATION with up to 10 producers, directors and 3 commissioning editors travelling from the region. Commissioning Editors include: Axel Arvo (Sweden), Mette Hoffman Meyer (Denmark) and Iikka Vehkalahti ...

Adelaide Film Fest Fund announces 9 projects

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The Adelaide Film Festival has announced the first nine projects commissioned through the newly established Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund (AFFIF). The fund, an initiative of the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Mike Rann, gives the Adelaide Film Festival a unique position in Australia’s film calendar. The Festival not only showcases the best of international screen culture but is the only Festival to also commission new and innovative Australian works, for premiere at the biennial ...
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