The 2015 edition of the Sheffield Doc/Fest concluded last week. The six days of the documentary film festival included: 184 screenings, 25 immersive, interactive and Virtual Reality projects, displayed in three gallery spaces, 93 industry sessions and pitches; plus in the Marketplace, 1,400 MeetMarket meetings and 450 Crossover Market meetings. Audiences were asked to vote for their favorite short and feature length documentary as well as their favorite project at the Interactive Exhibition in the Millennium Gallery.
The 2015 Audience Award winners are:
FEATURE: “The Look of Silence” / dir. Joshua Oppenheimer / prod. Signe Byre Sørensen / Norway, Indonesia, Finland, Denmark, UK 2014
SHORT: “Dear Araucaria” / dir. Matt Houghton / prod. Alistair Payne-James and Francesca Boyce / United Kingdom 2014
INTERACTIVE: “Disney Animated” / dir. Dave Bossert, Theodore Gray / prod. Diana Longarzo, Louise Rice / United Kingdom, United States 2013, for Touchpress.
The Sheffield Doc/Fest also partnered with ARRI, the film industry-leading provider of camera technology for features, television and commercials production, to produce a short film during the Festival using ARRI’s latest AMIRA camera.
The ARRI Short Film Challenge winner: “Knit Me Some Happiness” / dir. Sophia Ollins / United Kingdom 2015