Documentary lovers across the globe are preparing themselves for their annual trek to one of the North’s great cities.
Since 1994, the Sheffield Doc/Fest has been a must-attend event for non-fiction film buffs the world over, dedicated as it is to screening the best in innovative and inventive documentary making.
Today sees the 2019 line-up released in full, and boy, oh boy, it is a doozy. After all, the chances of catching Diego Maradona, David Hockney, and Werner Herzog on the same bill ever again are pretty, pretty, pretty slim.
Noted doc-director Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy) will be premiering his new examination of the Argentinian football icon’s tumultuous time at Italian club Napolo. Werner will descend into the Steel City with his latest film, a profile of British writer Bruce Chatwin, in tow. Dear old David is set to appear on screen in a newly remastered version of the classic biopic A Bigger Splash.
Other doc-dons set to shake things up in Sheffield include Nick Broomfield, Stacey Dooley and INT favourite Tea Uglow.
Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place 6-11 June, in Sheffield, and you can view the programme in full right here.
If that wasn’t enticing enough, last time we popped up to the city to check the festival out, we found ourselves sharing a lift with Louis Theroux. Exciting, huh?
- Ruud van Empel’s uncanny photographs blend artificiality with naturalism
- Grant James-Thomas shoots twins with a painterly aesthetic for Vogue Italia
- In Stiya, photographer Cole Barash compares a storm and the birth of his first child
- Nano illustrates the different kinds of loneliness that we all feel from time to time
- Jan Hakon Erichsen is a balloon-destroying artist whose work you really shouldn't try at home
- Clarity of concept is at the heart of Seoul-based graphic designer Son Ayong’s posters
- “The future of design is in the creation of tools”: Meet the Space Type Generator
- How Pelle Cass creates his jarring “still time-lapse” images
- Lacoste once again swaps its iconic crocodile logo for ten endangered species
- Introducing Double Click – our new series rounding up the best of the digital design world
- Typeface Ciao communicates auditive intonations of the spoken word
- Yushi Li on photographing men she met through Tinder