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Film festival announces film selection for 2020

Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced its choice of 115 films for this year's festival, originating from 50 countries across the globe.

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Still taken from The Go Go's by Alison Ellwood.

After cancelling June's in-person events, Doc/Fest is extending its activities throughout the rest of 2020, both in Sheffield and virtually.

Members of the public can access video on demand via the Doc/Fest Selects platform, with pay-per-view and subscription options available to audiences in the UK from 10 June, as well as the free Exchange film programme and Q&As with filmmakers. Festival delegates can access films via Doc/Player until 31 August.

Filmmakers and artists involved in this year's Doc/Fest include Abbas Fahdel, Alison Ellwood, Andrea Testa, Anthony Baxter, Carmen Losmann, Carol Salter and Dacia Ibiapina.

Subject to safe conditions, festival weekenders will also take place at Sheffield cinemas in October and November, while a group exhibition of digital artworks called Ghosts & Apparitions will be hosted at Site Gallery in autumn, featuring George Jasper Stone, Paula Albuquerque, Kitty Clark and others.

Festival Director Cíntia Gil said the Covid-19 crisis has given us "an acute sense of what needs to change and a desire for stronger bonds between us".

"[This programme] represents multiple conversations we want to continue in the near future, through different programmes and forms."

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