Partners and Sponsors

 

Principal Funders, Sponsors and Partners

 

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The British Film Institute is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive.

 

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Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.

 

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Sheffield City Council is the elected governing body for Sheffield.

 

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Marketing Sheffield is the UK's first ever city development company, charged with delivering Sheffield's economic transformation.

 

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The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health.

 

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Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

 

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The largest broadcasting corporation in the world. The BBC produces programmes that inform, educate and entertain.

 

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Britain's most cutting edge, controversial and creative broadcaster of the last two decades.

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Globally renowned producer of award-winning, thought- provoking single films and series across documentary, history, arts, science and natural history. The largest producer of Factual content in the UK and the home of some of the UK’s best known and most respected talent on and offscreen. 

 

 

Major Funders, Partners and Sponsors

 

 

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Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service offering original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Netflix is proud to support Sheffield Doc/Fest and artists’ voices around the world.

 

 

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Halo provides world class creative talent award winning post production services and state of the art facilities in London. It serves various clients from TV drama, entertainment, and documentary to feature film, commercials, and animation producers.

 

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Film in Limerick is a project developed by Innovate Limerick to cater for the growing film industry in the region.

 

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Cinebox is a platform for managing film festivals.

 

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Sheffield’s international contemporary art space, specialising in moving image, new media and performance. Pioneering emerging art practices and ideas, they work in partnership with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art.

 

 

Funders, Partners and Sponsors

 

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Boosting our economy - celebrating our culture - enhancing our children's education

 

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The Bertha Foundation works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.

 

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Guardian Documentaries supports creative, independent storytelling and visual journalism about compelling, contemporary subjects. They commission and curate short films, showcasing stories from around the world.

 

 

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A modern city centre based university with a long and proud history. Sheffield Hallam is The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2020.

 

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The Whickers was created by Alan Whicker CBE to encourage the making of quality documentaries. It continues to use Alan’s legacy to further this vision.

 

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Founded in 2010 Chile Doc work to promote the Chilean documentary scene and strengthen its commercialisation, inside and outside the country.

 

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Established in 1981, Nordnorsk Filmsenter AS (NNFS) is the nation's oldest regional film centre, now located in Tromsø. NNFS is a funding body and facilitator for filmmaking in Northern Norway. We give grants earmarked for development and production of short films and documentaries and are involved in 3-5 international co-productions per year. We run workshops for professionals, and have the last years been hosting one of the sessions for the documentary development program ESoDoc.

 

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Multi-award winning media company with 7 channels: Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday and on demand service UKTV Play.

 

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The Department for International Trade is a United Kingdom government department responsible for striking and extending trade agreements between the United Kingdom and non EU states, as well as for encouraging foreign investment and export trade.

 

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Doc Society are a non-profit founded in 2005 committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally. Based in London and New York they work with filmmakers and partners all over the world.

 

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The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the national agency under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines responsible for film policies and programs to ensure the economics, cultural and educational development of the Philippine Film Industry.

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A leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.

 

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Channel 5, launched in 1997, is a British free-to-air television channel. It is the fifth national terrestrial network in the United Kingdom.

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The first video on demand platform dedicated to the future of our planet.

 

 

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ITV Studios is a creator, producer and distributor of world-leading programmes that people can’t get enough of. We connect millions of people every day and shape and reflect the world they live in, we are More Than TV.

 

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Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland, delivering enhanced support for all aspects of Scotland's screen sector.

 

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Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise.

 

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Uncover the story behind the story with Sky Documentaries - from headline-grabbing scandals and celebrity biographies to sporting moments and the real, fascinating stories of everyday people.

 

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Ai-Media provides closed captions, open captions, subtitles, audio description and captioning for live streams and webinars.

 

 

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UniFrance is the organisation in charge of promoting French cinema throughout the world.

 

 

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Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.

 

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S1 Artspace is an artist-led organisation providing studio space for over twenty Sheffield based artists and a project space, which presents an annual programme of contemporary exhibitions, screenings and events.

 

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German Documentaries' is the international label for the promotion of German documentary films abroad. An initiative of the AG DOK — the German Documentary Association and German Films Service + Marketing GmbH, 'german documentaries' presents German nonfiction films at international festivals and markets, and organizes co-production meetings and film series. 'german documentaries' also publishes an annual catalogue featuring some 200 new films which are available for distribution worldwide.

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Dogwoof is the leading documentary sales agent and UK theatrical distributor. The company is regarded as the foremost documentary specialist brand in the world, and is a stamp of the highest quality content.

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Fiona helps large, high-volume film festivals to manage their work better, organize faster and improve their events.

 

 

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Ffilm Cymru provides a range of programmes to develop & sustain a strong Welsh film industry.

 

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BAFTA supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image.

 

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Church Burgesses Trust was a Queen’s gift to Sheffield in the sixteenth century, set up to serve the spiritual and practical needs of the people of the city. Today it is active in promoting and supporting effective responses to the challenges of the twenty first century.

 

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Sheffield Town Trust is one of the oldest charitable organisations in the country having originally been established in 1297. It is a registered charity that supports around 140 groups, organisations, and charities every year.

 

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DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

 

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We are a community of creators, producers and distributors working across film, TV, audio and beyond to advance the future of story.

 

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DocSalon is the hub for the documentary industry at the European Film Market. The platform promotes networking and exchange among buyers, sellers, directors, funders, festivals and producers of documentaries. Since its introduction in 2009, DocSalon has become a fixture at the EFM and an important contact point for the global industry.

 

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Bertha Dochouse is the UK’s very first dedicated documentary centre, aiming to celebrate the depth and breadth of the documentary form as well as nurturing and educating new filmmaking talent.

 

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The High Commission of Canada in the UK. 

 

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The Italian Cultural Institute in London, the official body of the Italian State, aims to promote and disseminate the Italian language and culture in Great Britain through the organization of cultural events to promote the circulation of ideas, arts and sciences.

 

 

Media Partners

 

 

 

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Variety provide entertainment news, film reviews, awards, film festivals, box office and entertainment industry conferences.

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Screen International is a British film magazine covering the international film business. Screendaily.com was added in 2001.

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Broadcast is the essential source for business information about the British TV Industry, at home and around the world.

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Realscreen is the international magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries which aims to bring diverse communities together for dialog, debate and discussion.

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Televisual is the business magazine for the UK production community and the immediate supply chain. Televisual champions all that’s good in television, film and commercials and shines a light on who’s doing what for who and how.

 

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Cineuropa is the first European portal dedicated to cinema and audiovisual in 4 languages. With daily news, interviews, data bases, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, Cineuropa aims at promoting the European film industry throughout the world. Welcome to a platform where professionals can meet and exchange information and ideas.

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