Filmmaker Challenge

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Returning for 2023 and under the guidance of filmmaker mentor Kevin Macdonald, we invite six filmmakers to make a short documentary in and around Sheffield during the festival.

After the success of 2022’s Focus: Filmmaker Talent initiative, we are delighted to present the Filmmaker Challenge 2023. Six early-career UK filmmakers have been selected to undertake the challenge of making a film on the fly, with a micro budget and equipment support, as well as mentoring from Oscar and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void, The Last King ofScotland, One Day in September). Working to a tight deadline, filmmakers will respond to the festival theme of ‘sparking curiosity’, with only the deadline as a commissioning constraint. All filming is to be undertaken in a single day and the final work will be screened for industry and invited guests on the last day of Sheffield DocFest.

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Supported by Prime, Canon, Sheffield Hallam, The Kurious and Warner Chappell Production Music


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90 mins

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Filmmaker Challenge
Showroom - Bertha DocHouse Screen 3
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