Sheffield Doc/Fest is thrilled to announce that Luke W Moody has been appointed as Director of Film Programming.

Passionate about all things documentary, Luke joins Doc/Fest with vision and expertise across film curation, international funding, outreach and innovative distribution strategies.

At BRITDOC, where he is currently Head of Film, Moody manages the organisation’s international documentary funding schemes including The Bertha BRITDOC Journalism Fund and the Pulse BRITDOC Genesis Fund, as well as the impact distribution releases for BRITDOC Films. In addition, Moody co-founded the Frames of Representation festival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Something Real digital documentary viewing service.

At BRITDOC Moody recently executive produced Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla’s An Insignificant Man (TIFF, Busan and BFI London Film Festival). He also managed 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 Deutsche Börsche prize winning Trevor Paglen and recent Serpentine digital commission artist James Bridle.

Through the BRITDOC film funds he has recently managed and co-commissioned MichaƂ 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.

Born and raised in the Sheffield region, Moody is as passionate about championing local talent for the world stage as he is about celebrating international documentary film and filmmakers.

Luke W Moody will join Doc/Fest on 14 November, and will attend IDFA with Liz McIntyre and the Doc/Fest team.