MEDIA films at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest (9 - 14 June) is one of Europe’s largest documentary festivals and this year has a programme of over 200 short and feature-length films screening in nine strands

Three MEDIA-funded films have their UK premieres at the festival: Out of Thin Air by Dylan Howitt (UK, Iceland), which screens in the Doc/Expose strand; Thank You For the Rain by Julia Dhar (UK) is set to screen in the Doc/Think strand; and School Life (original title In Loco Parentis) by David Rane and Neasa Ní Chianáin (Ireland / Spain) screens in the Doc/Love strand. The two former films received support through the TV Programming scheme and the latter through the Single Project development scheme. 

Four more Creative Europe-supported documentaries are showing in various strands: 

  • You Have No Idea How Much I Love You by Paweł Łoziński (Poland) – funded through the Single Project development scheme in  the previous MEDIA programme.
  • A Modern Man by Eve Mulvad (Denmark, Germany) – supported through the TV Programming scheme.
  • Beuys by Andres Veiel (Germany) – funded through the Slate Development scheme under the previous MEDIA programme.
  • Ouaga Girls by Theresa Traore Dahlberg (France, Sweden) - funded through the Slate development scheme. 

Many selected films have also participated in Creative Europe-funded inititaves, such as The Workers Cup by Adam Sobel (UK), which has its premiere at the festival and was selected for the DOK.Incubator training programme in 2016.  Nine films and VR and interactive projects have come through Sheffield Doc/Fest's Meetmarket and Alternate Realities Market in previous years: 

MeetMarket:

Alternate Realities Market:

Image: You Have No Idea How Much I Love You by Paweł Łoziński