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Sheffield Fest Touts Itself as Major Funding Platform for Documentaries

The festival's intense "Meet Market" pitching session, which has helped hit docs including 'Searching for Sugarman' and '5 Broken Cameras,' celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Scandinavia 2014 in Review: Pirate Bay Shut Down, Lars von Trier Returns

Also, tragedy hit when the director of 'Searching for Sugar Man' killed himself

Oscar to Suicide in One Year: Tracing the ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Director’s Tragic Final Days

After the death of Malik Bendjelloul, who threw himself in front of a subway train, a THR writer heads to Sweden to talk to his friends, who reveal the perfectionist's quirks -- from eating the same breakfast for six months to walking one lap around his apartment before and after work -- and open up about his fear, doubt and their own surprise: "He was the least likely to take his life."

Cannes: Film Industry Shocked by ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Director’s Suicide

The Oscar-winning director took his own life Tuesday night.

‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Director Malik Bendjelloul Committed Suicide

The Oscar-winning director, who was found dead on Tuesday, is said to have struggled with depression.

‘Searching for Sugar Man’s’ Oscar-Winning Director Malik Bendjelloul Dead at 36

UPDATE: The producer, director, writer and editor of the documentary, about the reclusive American singer Sixto Rodriguez, was found dead in Stockholm on Tuesday.

‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Wins Oscar, and More Praise for Rodriguez

In 85 years of the Academy Awards, only a handful of music-oriented films have won the documentary prize.

Oscars 2013: The Winners’ Reactions

Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence and Adele speak with reporters in the moments following their big wins.

‘Sugar Man’ Director on His Journey from Swedish TV to Oscars (Video)

Malik Bendjelloul spent years making short docs for Swedish TV before a backpacking trip across Africa led him to the amazing story of Rodriguez.

Finding ‘Sugar Man’: Rodriguez Reflects on a Crazy Year with a Hollywood Ending (Video)

THR catches up with singer Rodriguez on the eve of the 85th Academy Awards, at which 'Searching for Sugar Man' is widely expected to win the best doc Oscar.

Oscar Doc Contender ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Passes $1 Million in Scandinavia

The documentary follows Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul's quest to discover the story of 70s singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez.

Searching for Sugar Man: Sundance Film Review

Failed in the U.S. but a success in apartheid-era South Africa, Rodriquez's story is a musical journey.