Locarno Festival 2017 - Unorthodocs

"Last August, three of the most impressive, innovative documentaries of the year, Eduardo Williams’ The Human Surge, Nele Wohlatz’ El Futuro Perfecto and Theo Anthony’s Rat Film, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. With an even greater focus on nonfiction film for their 70th edition, it’s possible, and…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 - Female Filmmakers

Much of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s objectives this year focused around increasing inclusiveness – attracting new audiences and ensuring that existing ones felt better represented. An announced intent towards “unlocking talent from widest geographical, social and BAME backgrounds” was delivered well in gender representation in the film programme, as “51% of…

Essay Film Festival 2017 - Babette Mangolte

"As the subject of one of the Essay Film Festival’s special focuses, cinematographer, photographer, writer and director Babette Mangolte was welcomed to the stage by Laura Mulvey. Having outlined the trajectory of her impressive career; Mulvey spoke, as a friend and a direct contemporary, of Mangolte’s 1970s beginnings.…