Our Talks programme this year encompass the full spectrum of the documentary world - conversations with exciting emerging filmmakers, world renowned directors and popular talent.
Talks, panels and debates with directors, producers, journalists, artists, editors, musicians, campaigners, distributors, influencers, screenwriters, politicians, designers, curators, commissioners, archivists, activists, authors, historians, presenters, anthropologists, cinematographers, vloggers, a slumflower, a blockbuster, a cosmic archaeologist, and a Strictly winner,... to inform, challenge and inspire. See the programme of talks here
Talks Highlights at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
BAFTA Masterclass: Asif Kapadia
The award-winning director of Amy and Senna discusses his new film Diego Maradona and shares stories and insights from his career to date.
Bush, Boobs and Body Positivity with The Slumflower
Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower, discusses body positivity and her exciting new documentary with Channel 4.
Jenn Nkiru talks Film, Art & Cosmic Archeology
Rising visionary director Jenn Nkiru (Black to Techno) joins Boiler Room’s Amar Ediriwira for an on-stage discussion on Sunday 9 June.
The Craft Summit presented by Documentary Campus
The Craft Summit presented by Documentary Campus will shine a spotlight on the creative minds behind the most thought-provoking nonfiction films.
The BBC Interview: Stacey Dooley
Doc/Fest are delighted to welcome back Stacey Dooley, presenter, author and investigative journalist, for this year’s BBC Interview.
In Conversation with Werner Herzog
One of the greatest living filmmakers, who battled Klaus Kinski on the set of Aguirre, Wrath of God, dragged a ship over a hill for Fitzcarraldo and famously ate his own shoe on film after a losing bet, joins us to discuss his acclaimed career.
Rodney P talks Bass, Beats & Docs at Doc/Fest 2019
The "Godfather of British hip-hop" speaks about his thirty years in the business.
Paul Greengrass in Conversation
Director Paul Greengrass joins journalist, broadcaster and curator Danny Leigh to discuss his work and the need to make the film industry accessible to talent from working class backgrounds.
Desert Island Docs: Nick Hornby
Known for the novels Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About a Boy, which have all been adapted into hugely popular films, Nick will discuss his own work and the documentaries that have inspired his writing.
Doc/Fest Exchange: Our Planet, Our Health
Everyday of the festival the Exchange hosts a range of in conversations, panel discussions and special screenings inspired by films and immersive and interactive projects from across the Doc/Fest programme.
Doc/Comment: "Documentary is where art and humanism meet"
The evening before our 2019 festival programme is revealed, we caught up with Interim Director Melanie Iredale.