Sheffield Doc/Fest celebrates wider audience inclusiveness and accessibility opportunities across the Festival
2017 talks highlights included filmmaker Nick Broomfield talking to Louis Theroux and a sold-out Crucible audience and celebrated actor Maxine Peake talking about her favorite docs. The programme also featured Stacey Dooley and Olly Alexander discussing their BBC3 docs, Sir Lenny Henry discussing his career and the continued need for the industry to tackle diversity, Peter Greenaway exploring the future of storytelling, Ian Hislop discussing satire in a post-truth world and explorer Bruce Parry talking to Katie Puckrik about his new feature doc.
This year’s public debate featured distinguished panel including Sir Trevor Philips exploring whether the media reflects the real opinions of the people, and highlights of the free talks programme in the Doc/Fest Exchange included editor Walter Murch, author Helen MacDonald and YouTube sensation ‘The Chicken Connoisseur’.
Recordings of the Talks & Sessions from this and previous years are available on the Doc/Fest Youtube Channel.
Festival Roundup 2017
Maxine Peake: My Desert Island Docs
Sheffield Doc/Fest is thrilled to welcome the acclaimed Salford-based actress and writer Maxine Peake to the Festival for the first time. Image courtesy of Felicity McCabe.
2017 Talks Highlights
Celebrated filmmakers and On-Screen talent in conversation at Doc/Fest 2107
Alternate Realities Summit 2017
Engaging panels & playful presentations from the leading voices in interactive factual storytelling.
Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square
Doc/Fest Exchange, developed with Wellcome, houses a series of daily talks inspired by ground-breaking Doc/Fest films and interactive and immersive storytelling.