Northern Focus

Blooming from cities that, in some ways, were left to be forgotten as forlorn relics of industry, the films in Northern Focus offer stories of community and craft, nostalgia and resilience, and of our neighbours and our heroes. The landscapes – inflected by the traces and echoes of heavy industry – provide engines for activism and altruism, fueled by the subjects’ unassuming beauty and brilliance. In a Sheffield DocFest first, we are taking a spotlight to the filmmakers, artists and talent down the road and round the corner, in hearth and in heart.

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