Magazine article Screen International

Sheffield Doc/Fest to Host Industry Summit Focusing on Live Cinema

Magazine article Screen International

Sheffield Doc/Fest to Host Industry Summit Focusing on Live Cinema

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Festival reveals first events for 2018 edition.

‘Black Mother’

UK documentary festival Sheffield Doc/Fest has unveiled the Live Cinema Summit, a two-day event it will host to discuss trends in live cinema.

As part of the festival’s 25th edition, the summit (June 8-9) will include panel sessions with international professionals in the live cinema field, live screenings with live performance and immersive elements, behind-the-scenes artist and producer talks reflecting on Doc/Fest film and alternative realities events, and workshops for participants of varying experience levels.

The full programme will be announced in the coming months.

The event takes inspiration from the 2016 Live Cinema Conference, a London event that used panels and labs to discuss the state of play of the live cinema industry. …

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