The 2007 Sheffield Doc/Fest (Nov 7 - 11) is to open with the European premiere of Grant Gee's Joy Division, a documentary about the legendary British post-punk group. The film made its world premiere at Toronto earler this month.

Other titles at the event include A Very British Gangster, To The Limit and the international premiere of Porn Star!.

For the first time the festival has introduced themed film strands for the five days, with documentaries focusing on music, sports, controversial subject matters, green issues and gay/lesbian and transgender issues.

In total there will be over 100 films screening, including 22 world premieres, 8 international, 7 European and 23 UK premieres.

There will also be industry sessions during the festival where documentary film makers from around the world can get together to discuss potential collaborations.

The event will also see interviews with film makers such as Kim Longinotto, whose film Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go about children at boarding school will be screening at the festival; a panel session will discuss fakery in documentary film making; and masterclasses with Louis Theroux and Mark Lewis.