Honouring films that best display strong artistic vision and courageous storytelling. The Grand Jury Award for the International Competition is Academy Award accredited.See the films
International First Feature Competition
This competition honours the future of non-fiction film and celebrates promising talent.See the films
International Short Film Competition
This competition honours the best creative approach to documentary under 40 minutes. The Grand Jury Award for the International Short Film Competition is a BAFTA, Academy Award and BIFA-accredited award.See the films
Tim Hetherington Award
Photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was committed to humanitarian and social concerns throughout the world. This award recognises films that best reflect his legacy.
International Alternate Realities Competition
The Alternate Realities exhibition showcases innovative non-fiction and immersive documentary in all forms. Taking place at Site Gallery, the exhibition is free and open to all throughout the festival dates.Explore the works A-Z
Youth Jury Award
This award is selected by some of the UK's most passionate young documentary lovers.
The Sheffield DocFest audience have the opportunity to cast their vote at cinemas and venues for their favourite films and works - every feature film in the programme is eligible for the FIlm Audience Award.