VICE at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014

VICE at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014

Sheffield Doc/Fest launches its programme for the 21st year on 7 June and continues until 12 June, celebrating the art and business of documentary filmmaking internationally. VICE, a major global youth media company, which produces and distributes the best online video content in the world, have a number of events scheduled as part of this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. We highlight their key events to attend.

All This Mayhem – Screening + Q&A
Sunday 8 June
This forthcoming feature-length documentary is a thrilling story of Shakespearian proportions, charting the hedonistic rise and staggering downfall of skateboarding’s most charismatic brothers, Tas and Ben Pappas. The screening will be followed by a Q+A featuring Tas Pappas, Eddie Martin, George Pank and Chris King, hosted by VICE’s Head of Video, Al Brown.

All This Mayhem: A VICE Party
Sunday 8 June
All This Mayhem afterparty at Plug, featuring Mike Skinner DJ set.

Chemsex – Screening and Q+A
Wednesday 11 June
A powerful and unflinching exploration of a hidden health emergency in London’s gay community. Chemsex is a feature-length documentary with extraordinary access to the secret world of “chemsex’’ and “slamming” parties – where intravenous drug use and unprotected sex is fueling a huge rise in HIV infections and drug addiction in the capital. This is a work in progress.

The VICE Rule Britannia Pitch
Wednesday 11 June
For the first time, Doc/Fest and VICE present the Rule Britannia Pitch, a unique opportunity to make a film that speaks to VICE’s global young audience of millions and sits in their flagship UK documentary strand. Six finalists have been invited to pitch their Rule Britannia film; the winner will be announced at this session.

Sheffield Doc/Fest runs 7 – 12 June. For more information visit www.sheffdocfest.com.

Credits
1. Film still from All this Mayhem. Courtesy of VICE and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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