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New realities at Sheffield Doc/Fest

  • Suspended Lives

Suspended Lives, made through our Syrian Stories initiative, will premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest

9th June - 14th June 2017

British Council's Film team is gearing up for at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017. We’re a long-standing partner of the festival and it’s going to be a bumper year!

Our activities at Doc/Fest this year include:

International Delegations
Our commitment to connecting international doc practitioners with UK counterparts is as strong as ever. This year we have delegates from India, Palestine, South Korea, Kenya, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Spain to name but a few.

Alternate Realities
The festival is embracing emerging storytelling technologies this year, with a full program of virtual, augmented, and alternate reality offerings, kicking off with the Alternate Realities Summit on 11 June and continuing throughout the festival. Our Games & Interactive Programme Manager Paul Callaghan will be on hand during the Alternate Realities Market, hearing about future projects and sharing the British Council’s ongoing plans – watch this space!

And Finally…
We’re excited to announce that Suspended Lives directed by Hiba Zaheer Hamdi, the first documentary from our Syrian Stories training programme, will screen at Doc/Fest as part of Doc/Dispatch. Syrian Stories is a partnership between British Council, Scottish Documentary Institute and Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts to train emerging Syrian filmmakers who are displaced to Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, in creative documentary filmmaking for international audiences. We are so proud of Hiba and her team!

If you are a festival delegate, then please come and find us - we'd love to see you at the British Council reception at Tamper on 11 June from 18.00-19.30.

See you there!

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