The Sheffield DocFest 2006 (Oct 30-Nov 5) hasannounced several films in this year's programme.

The 13th festival will include Paul Watson's Making a Documentary, MAD; Joe Angio's How To Eat YourWatermelon In White Company (And Enjoy It); Alan Berliner's Wide Awake; Anna Bucchetti'sDreaming By Numbers; and Sergei Loznitsa's Blockade.

Also, the programmewill include a strand curated by Nick Broomfield andKim Longinotto and screenings devoted to BBC documentary strands Arenaand Storyville.

Industry sessions include masterclasseswith Paul Watson, Storyville's Nick Fraser andArena's Anthony Wall, a session offering commissioning, co-production anddistribution information, and a new pitching market with buyers. The Channel 4interview will be conducted with Stephen Lambert, Chief Creative Officer of RDFMedia.

The festival also hosts an afternoon eventfor students and a newcomers day.

The full Sheffield programme will be announcedin mid-September.