NEWS: Fellow and Ambassador Asif Kapadia curating Sheffield Documentary Festival

AF Fellow and Ambassador Asif Kapadia is Guest Curating the next edition of Sheffield Documentary Festival!⁠

In a first for the Festival, Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia, whose much-accoladed documentary films include SENNA (2010), AMY (2015) and DIEGO MARADONA (2019) will be Guest Curator for the 29th edition. Asif will personally select some sections of the screenings programme and work with the team on events, talks and other initiatives. ⁠

“I’m excited to return to Sheffield DocFest in a creative capacity for the 2022 Festival. While the Festival will continue its vital role providing an annual showcase of outstanding documentary work, I am excited to be making a curatorial contribution to the programme, sharing films and bringing filmmakers I love to the event, while working with Clare and the DocFest team on the overall shape of the festival. ⁠

As a filmmaker who works across features, documentaries, short film and now VR, I have been lucky to attend and present my work at numerous international film festivals, I know that without film festivals I wouldn’t have a career! I am fully aware of their importance as meeting places for filmmakers, audiences and local communities wanting to connect, to be challenged, educated and inspired, as well as giving a crucial opportunity for new and experienced filmmakers to screen their work.”⁠