Elizabeth McIntyre to be new Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest
by Naman Ramachandran
- Long-term supporter of festival to take charge on September 1
Elizabeth McIntyre will join the Sheffield Doc/Fest as CEO and Festival Director from September 1. She will join from the Discovery Channel where she is currently VP Production and Development responsible for commissioning original Factual content for the global market, as well heading up Factual commissions for Discovery UK and Quest. Additionally, she is Head of Masterschool for Documentary Campus, leading its pan-European mentoring and training programme until the end of this year. Documentary Campus has co-presented the Industry Conference Sessions at Sheffield Doc/Fest since 2011. A member of the Advisory Committee and a long-term supporter, McIntyre has been associated with the Festival in other capacities too.
Alex Graham, Chair of Sheffield Doc/Fest said, “Liz’s commitment and enthusiasm for Sheffield Doc/Fest is self-evident and extraordinary. She impressed us with her clear-eyed vision for the Festival’s future and this together with her professionalism and wealth of experience as a commissioning editor at Discovery gives me huge confidence in her ability to lead Doc/Fest to even greater heights.”
McIntyre said, “Doc/Fest is the beating heart of the documentary and non-fiction content business across all platforms, and it is an absolute privilege to have the opportunity now to build on its impressive UK and international success. I look forward to drawing on my programme maker, broadcaster and training roots to welcome both emerging and established creative talents and global industry decision makers to a vibrant, engaging and dynamic Doc/Fest 2016”.
The next edition of Doc/Fest runs June 5-10.
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