Sheffield Doc Fest returns

Evidently John Cooper Clarke is just one of the great films scheduled for the Sheffield Documentary Festival
Evidently John Cooper Clarke is just one of the great films scheduled for the Sheffield Documentary Festival

THE WORLD-RENOWNED Sheffield Documentary Festival has announced its return for 2012 with over 120 great films set to be screened.

Sheffield Doc Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in June.

The city is fast becoming known as one of the top places in the world for people from the documentary and digital industries to get together - to meet, to screen their work, share knowledge, do business, make new contacts and discuss innovations and challenges they are facing in the ever changing media landscape.

Over the past four years, Sheffield Doc Fest has massively expanded its marketplace activity, as well as its cross platform, interactive and digital programme. These developments and the stunning film programme and often controversial conference sessions are what attract over 2000 delegates from around the globe and thousands of general public.

This year’s programme includes a wide range of topics. Behind the Beats will screen films that come face to face with your idols, exploring their stories in a haze of sex and docs and rock n’ roll in their music documentary strand.

Other highlights include Best of British which will will be a showcase for Britain’s home-grown talent with some of the very best documentaries made right here in the UK, as well as screenings of rare gems from the BFI archive.

Sheffield Doc Fest takes place at venues across the city from 13th - 17th June.

For entry, listings and information, visit www. sheffdocfest.com.