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Sheffield Doc/Fest ups Phillips, Currimbhoy

UK festival Sheffield Doc/Fest has restructured its staff set-up, with new roles for marketplace director Charlie Phillips (pictured) and film programmer Hussain Currimbhoy.
September 26, 2013

UK festival Sheffield Doc/Fest has restructured its staff set-up, with new roles for marketplace director Charlie Phillips (pictured) and film programmer Hussain Currimbhoy.

The restructure, led by festival director and CEO Heather Croall, sees Phillips becoming the festival’s deputy director and Currimbhoy becoming director of programming. Both execs joined Doc/Fest in 2008.

In addition, the festival has hired Sylvia Wroblewska to serve on the management team as business and marketing director. Wroblewska joins Doc/Fest from The Smalls (Festival) London, where she was business development director and festival producer.

As deputy director, Phillips will work with the festival’s Crossover Labs initiative on interactive schemes including the flagship digital training programs Devise to Deliver, Hackathons and year-round cross-platform labs.

Chris Black will take on the role of marketplace manager, delivering Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket networking event, under the guidance of Marketplace executive producer Karolina Lidin and Phillips.

Suzana Jovanovska becomes conference manager, responsible for delivering the industry sessions, including the partnership with Documentary Campus.

In a statement, Croall said: “This restructure means we can continue to develop and deliver a festival and year-round training program which both excites and stimulates industry and local audiences and keeps us ahead of the game.

“I’m really thrilled to have Charlie as my deputy – he turned MeetMarket into a world-class marketplace and this promotion is well deserved,” she added. “For the last few years Doc/Fest has become more and more ambitious in its film-led programming and Hussain’s wider role means we can continue to grow that side of things.

“And I’m delighted to have Sylvia on board who I’m confident will open new business opportunities.”

 

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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