Three docs that world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month are headed to Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.
First-time filmmaker Chad Gracia’s World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury winner The Russian Woodpecker will make its UK premiere, and Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution returns to Sheffield for its international premiere a year after being pitched at the festival’s MeetMarket.
Ahead of Sheffield, The Hunting Ground will make its international premiere in Toronto next month at Hot Docs’ monthly screening series Doc Soup. CNN has the U.S. TV rights for the film.
Meanwhile, Nelson’s Black Panthers will get a limited theatrical run in the U.S. this fall courtesy of PBS Distribution before airing on ‘Independent Lens’ during the PBS doc strand’s winter 2016 season.
The full Sheffield Doc/Fest program will be announced in May. The festival takes place June 5-10.