Locarno – Switzerland, 23/09/2014
Interviewer and Camera: Alexandra Kaufmann
Editing: Valentina Zaggia
Former Deputy Director, Sheffield Doc/Fest - UK
Charlie Phillips is the former Deputy Director for Shefeld Doc/Fest (now Head of documentaries at The Guardian), working across all departments – programming, marketplace, conference, digital and year-round training. Prior to this he was Marketplace Director, co-ordinating the MeetMarket, a unique opportunity for flmmakers and digital media producers to present their most innovative and passionate ideas to commissioners, buyers, funders and distributors. He also runs all other marketplace activities at Shefeld Doc/Fest, including public pitches, industry meetings, matchmaking and mentoring sessions, and year-round workshops. Before that, he was the Editor of FourDocs, Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning online documentary channel, and he continues to bring an interactive and cross-platform perspective to Shefeld’s marketplace activities.