Magazine article Screen International

Sheffield Doc/Fest Appoints Patrick Hurley as Head of Marketplace

Magazine article Screen International

Sheffield Doc/Fest Appoints Patrick Hurley as Head of Marketplace

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Patrick Hurley has been appointed head of marketplace at Sheffield Doc/Fest, taking over from Anna Parker beginning January 2017.

Karolina Lidin remains executive producer of the documentary festival.

As the current distribution manager at Dogwoof, Hurley has worked on documentary releases The Act Of Killing, Blackfish, Ken Loach's The Spirit Of '45 and Michael Moore's Where To Invade Next.

"I have no doubt Patrick will build on this terrific track record," said Liz McIntyre, CEO and festival director. She added, "His significant experience in distribution, sales, marketing, his nurturing of new and emerging filmmakers and their ideas, along with audience engagement and a deep knowledge of the international non-fiction film market makes Patrick brilliantly equipped to lead on Doc/Fest's industry activities."

Hurley cites the programming of the Sheffield Doc/Fest as one of the factors that originally drew him to the UK from his native Australia. …

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