Image taken from Mantaray Films' documentary about Swedish artist and feminist Silvana Imam

MEDIA-funded films at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

The UK’s biggest documentary festival returns this June with a programme of over 200 short and feature-length films screening in nine strands

The main programme strands celebrate the best international documentaries ranging from deep journalism, to music docs and wild experiments in storytelling. New visions of local and international filmmaking will be celebrated through UK and Lebanon country focus sections, and a curated programme of incredible historic films in Retrospective ‘Electric Avenues’.

Included in the programme are a number of MEDIA-funded titles including:

  • A Woman Captured by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (Hungary) - funded through the Slate development scheme 
  • Doel by Frederik Sølberg (Denmark,/Belgium) - funded through the Slate development scheme
  • Game Girls by Alina Skrzeszewska (France) –- funded through the Single Project development scheme
  • Lost Warrior by Søren Steen and Jespersen Nasib Farah (Denmark) –supported through the TV Programming scheme
  • Of Fathers and Sons by Talal Derki (Germany/Lebanon/Qatar/Syria) – received funding through IDFA Bertha Fund Europe, one of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe
  • Punk Voyage by J-P Passi and Jukka Kärkkäinen (Finland) –  supported through the TV Programming scheme
  • Silvana by Mika Gustafson,Olivia Kastebring and Christina Tsiobanelis (Sweden) – funded through the Slate development scheme
  • The Cleaners by Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck (Germany/Brazil) – supported through the TV Programming scheme
  • The Distant Barking of Dogs by Simon Lereng Wilmont (Denmark/ Finland/ Sweden)–  supported through the TV Programming scheme.

In addition, two UK projects picthing in this year’s MeetMarket have received Single Project support. Two Step Films will be presenting I Am Spartakiade and from Banyak Films will be pitching Into the Wild

Image taken from Mantaray Films' documentary about Swedish artist and feminist Silvana Imam for which they received Creative Europe Slate development funding.