Become a Partner

DocFest attendees enjoying a festival event in an outside venue

As a global festival, we are passionate about working with funders, partners and sponsors to showcase innovative work, nurture emerging talent and introduce great filmmakers from around the world to diverse audiences. DocFest works with trusts, companies, brands and public and industry bodies that contribute to shaping our festival and year round programme. Opportunities include industry and audience engagement, hosting networking/drink receptions, industry sessions, sponsoring Festival Awards, branding cinema screens, communications and supporting talent development initiatives.

We can create a bespoke package to best suit your needs. To discuss opportunities for Sheffield DocFest 2023 please contact:

Corrigan Lowe
Partnerships Coordinator
T: +44 (0)114 276 5141

Sponsorship benefits include

  • Affiliation to the DocFest brand
  • Direct connection to an expanding UK and international documentary industry
  • Exposure to artists and public audiences across festival, year-round events via online channels, print, media and across festival cinemas and venues

Sponsorship levels available are

  • Principal Sponsor
  • Major Sponsor
  • Sponsor
  • Partner
  • In-kind Sponsor
  • Film Programme Partner
  • Media Partner

Specific packages for 2023 include

  • Festival Venue branding
  • Awards Sponsorship
  • Industry Session Partners
  • Delegation Partners
  • Marketplace Live Pitch Events
  • Promotional stands in Festival venues
  • Branding and advertising opportunities online, in publications, venues and across merchandise

Sheffield DocFest is a registered charity (No.1184849)

Our Partners