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When: October 30-November 5, 2006
Where: Sheffield, United Kingdom/
What: Where the UK factual film industry goes to network and do business.  Beyond the commericial element, 75 films are going to be screened.  This is one of the largest doc festivals in the world, and extends it reach by offering a tour of select films at other times in the year.


The Sheffield DocFest is just four months away, so we thought you
would like to see a sneak preview of what we have got lined-up.

Our programme of over 75 new international documentary films will
showcase some of the greatest talent working in the genre today.

Renowned filmmaker, Paul Watson will accompany the World Premiere
of his latest film, Making a Documentary, MAD (working title), to
Sheffield. The documentary presents a savage portrait of
Dickensian poverty and alcoholic abuse in Blairite time. Watson
will also present a masterclass, which will be sure to be one of
the most controversial sessions in the festival.

Joe Angio’s How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company (And Enjoy
It) follows the life of the talented, inspirational, womanising
renegade Melvin van Peebles. (UK Premiere).

Wide Awake is Alan Berliner’s (Nobody’s Business, The Sweetest
Sound) uniquely personal tour through his life-long obsession with
insomnia (UK Premiere).

In Blockade, Sergei Loznitsa (Landscape) newly assembles Russian
archive footage about the siege of Leningrad during World War II,
transcending the historic events to deliver a breathtaking
reanimation of reality. (UK Premiere)

The DocFest looks forward to welcoming legendary filmmakers Nick
Broomfield and Kim Longinotto who will curate a special film
strand for 2006.

This year’s industry sessions programme is stronger than ever. A
new marketplace initiative will be the MeetMarket, an opportunity
to have scheduled one on one pitch meetings with the many buyers
attending the festival.

Pratima Dewan (Pandey) on November 6th, 2006 at 2:45 am 

Greetings from Kathmandu, Nepal!!!

Hi!!, I’m Pratima a freelance Camera person/Documentary Maker and Researcher. I’ve made several short films (only documentary). I’ve a production house called as “Real Sight Production (P) Ltd.” in Nepal. I’ll be travelling with my team to India (Darjeeling and Sikkim) to make films regarding Toy Train of Darjeeling which is in world Heritage, HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute) a museum of Sir Edmond Hillary and Mr. Tenzing Norgay (first people to climb Mt. Everest) and I’ve got various other topics, therefore, I am looking for some Agencies or Media Company to buy my films. If you are interested in buying, then please let me know or if you know any such companies then I’ll be grateful to you if you could provide me the email address.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Himalaya Film Festival on November 18th, 2006 at 8:10 am 

Check our website as it may be a good way to promote your material.
Jan Boot

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