The 13th SheffieldInternational Documentary Festival has announced some programme highlights forthis year's festival, which runs Oct 30-Nov 5.
The programme of93 films (including nine world premieres) will open with a gala screening of Paul Weller: IntoTomorrow.
Other highlightsincluded Kim Flitcroft's FuckingSheffield, about the lives of several people in the city's dark underside;Larry Weinstein's Mozartballs, aboutMozart fanatics; Paul Watson's Rain In MyHeart, about poverty and alcohol abuse in contemporary England; AlbertMaysles' revisited classic The Beales OfGrey Gardens; Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack's A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash, a presentation with Carbon Planetabout dwindling resources; Stephen Westh's terror attack examination BomBali, and Simon Ardizzone &Russell Michaels' Hacking Democracy, investigating problems with electronicvoting systems in the US.
The festival haslaunched a new strand called Digi-Docs 360, a series of panels about the secondwave of the digital revolution and its impact on documentary funding, production,delivery and distribution.
Other panels willaddress topics about the role of the documentary in the Middle East Conflict,females working in the documentary world, battles recently fought by producersgroup
The festival'sannual Marketplace will host a record number of commissioners, and the newpitching initiative MeetMarket will be launched this year. Buyers are set toattend on behalf of Arte France, TV2, Films Transit,
The Channel 4interview is with Stephen Lambert, chief creative officer of RDF Media who hasworked on shows including Wife Swapand Faking It.
Kevin Macdonaldand Mark Cousins will be in
Other guests willinclude directors Nick Broomfield and Kim Longinotto, who have curated somefilms in the programme.