Issue 5 | November 2006


Telling it Like it Is: A Report from the Sheffield International Documentary Festival

By Holly Aylett

Challenged to revitalise the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, to head off its new competitor BritDocs, and transform its relative anonymity in the international community, Heather Croall – its new director, documentarist and former festival director from Australia – went for broke: in 6 months to make it the event for everyone engaged with the UK documentary scene. The revamped DocDay Afternoon brought 200 A-level students in to discuss ideas for 4 minute docs with mentors from the industry including celebrated Canadian Peter Wintonick; Nick and Marc Francis, of recent Black Gold repute; reps from My Space and a handful of Commissioning Editors.
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Koji Yamamura

By Nancy Harrison

Recently the subject of a retrospective of his work at the Norwich International Animation Festival, Koji Yamamura has been producing animation films and shorts for TV since the late 1980’s.


By Daniel G. Cabrero

Based on a true story, Requiem charts the story of Anneliese Michel, an intelligent and sensitive young woman from Germany who suffered in the early 1970s from depression and an epileptic convulsant disorder.