Sheffield Doc/Fest Director Stepping Down

Elizabeth McIntyre - H - 2018
Credit: Sheffield Doc/Fest

Elizabeth McIntyre, who was also CEO of the revered British documentary event, had held the role for three years.

Elizabeth McIntyre is leaving her role as CEO and director of the Sheffield Doc/Fest, positions she has held for three years.

Under her tenure, the celebrated British documentary event has added several new initiatives for budding filmmakers and expanded its audience, this year's festival seeing ticket sales up 16 percent from 2017. 

"I am immensely proud of what Liz has achieved these last three years," said Doc/Fest chair Alex Graham. "Her professionalism and vision have created a fertile environment for her talented senior team to deliver increasingly pioneering and compelling festival programmes, widely celebrated by both industry and public audiences. She is leaving Doc/Fest in great shape. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank her for her passion and brilliance, and I wish her very well for the future."

Added McIntyre: "It has been an absolute honor and privilege to play my part in the Doc/Fest story, a festival I dearly love, culminating in the delivery of the 25th edition. I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to the team, board, advisory and all supporters for both wonderful collaborations and friendships."

The Sheffield Doc/Fest is set to begin its recruitment drive for a replacement in September.