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The festival, directed by Portuguese programmer Cíntia Gil, is scheduled for June, counting on the market aspects of project presentation for professionals, and film programming for audiences.
The program for professionals will take place online only, from June 9th to 11th, and among the 55 selected film projects are “Fedora”, co-production between Portugal, Mexico, and the United States, signed by Leland Palmer, and “Sunday in Japan”, co-production. Portuguese-British by Leo Nelki and Sunday Bamweyana, which gives the film its name.
The synopsis provided reads that “Fedora” portrays the relationship of a couple, who live in New York in a complicated balance between the fantasy of the past and the harsh reality of the present. The production is attributed to Eduardo Ruiz Vasconcelos.
In Sheffield will also be presented “Sunday in Japan”, which follows the experience of a Ugandan emigrated to Japan. The film is a co-production between Portugal and the United Kingdom, by António Ribeiro and Golriz Kolahi, and the film is shared by the migrant himself, Sunday Bamweyana, with Leo Nelki.
The Sheffiled Doc/Fest festival is scheduled, in hybrid format, with classroom sessions and online programming, from June 4th to 13th.