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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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