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Opportunity Knocks: Towards a Documentary Film Policy

Join us at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2020 for the launch of the UK Feature Docs policy report.

Based on consulation via survey with over 200 stakeholders in the documentary sector, Opportunity Knocks: Towards a Documentary Film Policy, aims to suggest vital recommendations for the sector.  The initial report and launch will be followed by a period of consultation before recommendations are finalised.

Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place 4-9 June 2020.  The exact date of this launch event will be confirmed soon and details added to this page.

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Docfest panel 2019: ‘Cinema and State: Developing Policy Frameworks for Feature Docs’

Adelphi Suite, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield S1 1DA

UK film policy is almost entirely geared towards fiction, while the unique challenges facing the documentary sector are overlooked. It’s high-time the UK had a bespoke policy framework to support its documentary makers. What kinds of interventions are needed? How should they be developed? This session invites panelists and audience members alike to collectively brainstorm demands to better meet the needs of theatrical docs. The session is part of ‘UK Feature Docs’, an AHRC-funded study of the UK’s feature-length film industry.

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