Liz McIntyre AKA. Festival Director & CEO Sheffield Doc Fest
April 27, 8:30am - 10:00am UTC. Hosted at Showroom Workstation
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About the speaker
Liz McIntyre is the CEO and Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest link, one of the world’s leading documentary festivals. She began her documentary career as a documentary maker, with credits such as the Ed Murrow award-winning The Lost Children of Berlin (Steven Spielberg, Shoah Foundation), No Place Like Home (BBC) and Five Steps to Tyranny (BBC).
McIntyre moved into commissioning for the Discovery Channel, with positions including Head of Factual, UK, with commissions such as Ed Stafford Marooned; Extreme Car Hoarders; Wartime Britain; Dan Snow’s Battle of the Somme and George Cross Heroes both in association with the Imperial War Museum; The Great White Silence, Shackleton and Home Front Britain all association with the British Film Institute.
McIntyre formerly ran the training programme, Documentary Campus Masterschool in Berlin, for emerging international talent, and is a Board member for Women in Film and Television and sits on the BAFTA TV and BAFTA Learning and New Talent Committees.
Originally from Chester, Liz’s first job was as a local newspaper columnist reporting on Handbridge village news for a penny a line – which she loved!
Starting with coffee and breakfast in the Showroom Cafe Bar, we will then be ushered to one of the Showroom Cinema Screens where Liz will be talking #CMgame as we all sit very comfortably indeed. Registration opens April 23 09:00. Look forward to seeing you there.
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