Luke Moody has been appointed as the newest director of film programming at Sheffield Doc/Fest. He brings expertise across film curation, international funding, outreach and innovative distribution strategies to the role, which he will officially begin on Nov. 14.
Moody (pictured) joins Sheffield Doc/Fest from BRITDOC, where he manages the organization’s international documentary funding schemes, including The Bertha BRITDOC Journalism Fund and the Pulse BRITDOC Genesis Fund. He also presides over impact distribution releases for BRITDOC films. Moody is also a co-founder of the Frames of Representation Festival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Something Real Digital documentary viewing service.
In a statement, Moody said he wants to develop a platform at Sheffield to engage with international, urgent and beautiful storytelling from the voices closest to those stories.
At BRITDOC, Moody most recently exec produced Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla’s An Insignificant Man (TIFF, Busan and BFI London Film Festival). He also oversaw UK impact distribution campaigns for Laura Poitras‘ Academy Award-winning Citizenfour and Richard Rowley’s Academy Award-nominated Dirty Wars, including commissioning new artworks from Duetsche Börsche prize-winning Trevor Paglen and recent Serpentine digital commission artists James Bridle.
Through the BRITDOC film funds, Moody had most recently managed and co-commissioned Michael Marczak’s All These Sleepless Nights, Obaidah Zytoon and Andreas Dalsgaard’s The War Show, Nanfu Wang’s Hooligan Sparrow and Damon Davis and Sabaah Jordan’s Whose Streets.