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Sheffield International Documentary Festival

The American director Errol Morris is the international guest speaker at the festival, which takes 'authorship' as its principal theme. Scoot down to Paternoster Row for an abundance of docu-goodies from round the world.

Oct 21-27, The Showroom Sheffield (0114 275 7727)

Raindance Festival

After a slow start, the Raindance is maturing into a rather good little festival of independent and short cinema. There's a gala screening of Lloyd Kaufman's Tromeo and Juliet tomorrow night for starters.

From Oct 18, venues around London (0171-287 3833)