A Syrian Love Story has won the coveted Grand Jury award at the Sheffield Doc/Fest… Grand Jury member Ruby Chen said: “The jury were enamoured by this Bergmanesque portrait of a relationship and love, taking place against an ever-changing and tumultuous backdrop.”
The screenings of A Syrian Love Story (World Premiere Sunday 7th June) at the Sheffield Doc/Fest will be followed by Q&A sessions with Sean McAllister which may well be continued afterwards in the Showroom bar, so get your tickets now and make sure you are there.
Sean’s film The Reluctant Revolutionary will have its U.S. première at the Traverse City Film Festival. Sean will be appearing at the screenings.
The Traverse City Film Festival was founded by film maker Michael Moore.
City Opera House, Thursday 2nd August 6:00 PM
Milliken Auditorium, Sunday 5th August 6:00 PM
Sean McAllister took part in the ‘Sheffield International Documentary Festival’ (SIDF) Tribute to Colin Young. Other gusts / speakers (in this video) were Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill, Kim Longinotto, and Molly Dineen. This event was filmed by Jude Calvert-Toulmin.
ColinColin Young: In 1964, Colin established the first Department of Visual Anthropology at UCLA where he motivated some outstanding filmmakers to explore the boundaries of observational filmmaking. In 1970 Colin was invited to found a national film school in the UK – the NFTS which he directed from 1970 till 1992, continuing to motivate filmmakers to break boundaries, and confirming his reputation as the godfather of observational filmmaking. He then founded Ateliers du Cinéma Européen which he ran until 1996. He is a BAFTA Fellow and a governor of the NFTS.
Sean McAllister Q&A with Jeremy Hardy at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival (SIDF) following the screening of The Reluctant Revolutionary on Friday the 15th June 2012