Name Charlie Phillips
|Role Documentary films|
|Born November 27, 1980 (age 35) (1980-11-27) Leeds|
Occupation Deputy director, Sheffield Doc/Fest
Doc fest exchange 2016 in conversation with doc fest luminary charlie phillips
Charlie Phillips (November 27, 1980) is the head of documentary acquisition and production and The Guardian, and a former deputy director of Sheffield Doc/Fest in the United Kingdom.
- Doc fest exchange 2016 in conversation with doc fest luminary charlie phillips
- Early life
Phillips was born in Leeds, UK.
After working at various jobs in the TV and film industry, Phillips set up a short film night in London. He became the editor of Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning online documentary channel, FourDocs.
In 2008 he joined Doc/Fest as marketplace director, organising the annual MeetMarket pitching event. After seeing 5 Broken Cameras pitched in Tel Aviv in 2010, Phillips brought it to the MeetMarket. It went on to be nominated for an Academy Award.
Phillips is a proponent of crowdfunding and digital distribution for documentaries. In 2012 Phillips led a successful crowdfunding campaign for Sheffield Doc/Fest. He was promoted to deputy director in 2013. At the 2012 Doc/Fest, Phillips participated in a panel discussion about corporate funding of documentaries. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme.
In September, 2014, Phillips left his position at Doc/Fest to work for The Guardian, as head of its documentary acquisition and production department.