New senior management incorporates new deputy director, director of programming and additional staff.
Sheffield Doc/Fest is getting a new senior management structure led by festival director Heather Croall.
Charlie Phillips who joined Doc/Fest in 2008 as marketplace director becomes deputy director, and Hussain Currimbhoy who also arrived in 2008 as film programmer becomes director of programming.
Newly appointed business and marketing director Sylvia Wroblewska completes the management team.
Wroblewska joins Doc/Fest from The Smalls (Festival) London where she was business development director and festival producer.
As deputy director Phillips will work with Crossover Labs on interactive schemes including the digital training programme Devise to Deliver, Hackathons and year-round cross-platform labs, as well as continuing to oversee and develop year-round training, matchmaking and mentoring with documentary.
Chris Black takes the role of marketplace manager, delivering MeetMarket under the guidance of marketplace executive producer Karolina Lidin and Charlie Phillips.
Suzana Jovanovska becomes conference manager responsible for delivering the industry sessions, including the partnership with Documentary Campus.
Heather Croall, CEO and Sheffield Doc/Fest director said of the changes: “Doc/Fest has grown exponentially in the past 6-7 years, not simply in numbers but also in content - digital and interactive; year-round training; collaborative productions like The Big Melt and From The Sea To the Land Beyond - are now part of Doc/Fest’s DNA.
“This restructure means we can continue to develop and deliver a festival and year-round training programme which both excites and stimulates industry and local audiences and keeps us ahead of the game”.
“I’m really thrilled to have Charlie as my deputy - he turned MeetMarket into a world-class marketplace and this promotion is well deserved. For the last few years Doc/Fest has become more and more ambitious in its film-led programming and Hussain’s wider role means we can continue to grow that side of things. And I’m delighted to have Sylvia on board who I’m confident will open new business opportunities,” she continued.