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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.”

 

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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