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Realscreen’s year-end survey: Hussain Currimbhoy, Sheffield Doc/Fest

As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2013 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Sheffield Doc/Fest's director of programming, Hussain Currimbhoy (pictured), offers his two cents.
December 20, 2013

As the year draws to a close, realscreen has quizzed figures from across the factual spectrum for their 2013 highlights, lowlights, reflections and future aspirations. Sheffield Doc/Fest’s director of programming, Hussain Currimbhoy (pictured), offers his two cents.

My favorite factual program/series (or feature documentary) of 2013 was:
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

I never thought they’d make a program about:
People with large testicles [Channel 4's The Man with the 10-stone Testicles].

The program/series/doc people will be talking about in five years is:
The Act of Killing.

In 18 months, no one will be talking about:
Obama’s selfie [at Nelson Mandela's funeral].

The best factual content I’ve seen online this year was:
The Great British Bake Off.

The most positive development in the non-fiction content industry this past year:
Those little gyro-copters – you know, those flying cameras that film almost anywhere.

The most troubling development in the non-fiction content industry this past year:
Greek television’s doc arm closing completely.

The idea I really wish I thought of was:
Those flying cameras.

If 2013 taught me one thing it was:
More love!

The buzzword I don’t want to hear in 2014 is:
‘Abramović-esque.’

My New Year’s resolution for 2014 is:
Buy more film posters.

About The Author
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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