1. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Award Winners
    Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Award Winners

    The 26th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest has closed with the Awards Ceremony where Jury and Audience awards and prizes, in Film and Alternate Realities categories, were announced.

  2. Atlases of America
    Atlases of America

    An essay by Erika Balsom Babette Mangolte’s The Sky on Location and Deborah Stratman’s O’er the Land.

  3. Show and Tell: Karolina Kotowska
    Show and Tell: Karolina Kotowska

    We did an interview with Karolina Kotowska, the illustrator of zine dedicated to Focus/Shapes That Move: Feminist Film Collectives in Britain from the 1970s To Now

  4. Meet The Artists Behind The Lovers Table
    Meet The Artists Behind The Lovers Table

    This year we're proud to present The Lovers Table Parts 1 & 2 - conceived by artist Lotte Andersen and filmmaker Kazim Rashid. Work will be shared by Giles Duley, Ayo Akingbade, Sean Frank, Bafic, Ondine Viñao and Kayus Banks of Young Fathers

  5. Spectre Knows
    Spectre Knows

    Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump and Freddy Mercury “deep fakes” demonstrate the power of computational propaganda in award-winning new creation.

  6. The Light Free Screen
    The Light Free Screen

    We are pleased to announce that in 2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest will be showcasing some amazing documentaries for free on The Light Free Screen.

  7. 6 Films about Film
    6 Films about Film

    Here are just a few of the documentaries in this year’s programme that centre around film itself

  8. Deliberating Digital Audiences
    Deliberating Digital Audiences

    Feel your documentary could benefit from a strategic approach to digital? Want your commissions to leap off viewers' social feeds? Want to unlock ways of engaging your audience through interactivity, and put it at the heart of your project? Tell us a bit about your idea, and we will help you.

  9. New Ways of Seeing at Doc/Fest
    New Ways of Seeing at Doc/Fest

    Digital Art exhibitions, Events, and Performance and Film programmes at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest includes works created by artist-filmmakers, photographers, cinematographers, and creative multi-disciplinaires.

  10. International Delegations at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
    International Delegations at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019

    We are delighted to welcome 11 international delegation groups to the 26th edition of Doc/Fest. Filmmakers, producers, creatives and industry representatives from around the world come to Sheffield to network and meet with buyers and spark possible collaborations in documentary film, TV and immersive works.

  11. 2019 Doc/Dinner
    2019 Doc/Dinner

    Founded by Reggie Yates in 2017, Doc/Dinner is back for it's third edition at this year's Festival to connect emerging talent with top industry executives from broadcast and digital platforms in a relaxed, informal setting.

  12. Rough/Ready Work in Progress Selections for 2019 Announced
    Rough/Ready Work in Progress Selections for 2019 Announced

    We’re pleased to announce the selection for the Rough/Ready 2019 programme at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Three new UK productions at rough or fine cut stage will be presenting to industry members at the 2019 festival seeking finance, sales, festivals and distribution. The event is open to all interested industry pass holders

  13. From Door To Doc 2019
    From Door To Doc 2019

    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience our Festival regardless of background or income

  14. Parties & Social: Thursday 6 June
    Parties & Social: Thursday 6 June

    Doc/Fest’s parties and receptions are the essential events in the industry calendar for bringing the documentary family together, with the chance to meet new collaborators over a drink and on the dance floor. You never know who you’ll meet...

  15. Parties & Social: Friday 7 June
    Parties & Social: Friday 7 June

    Doc/Fest’s parties and receptions are the essential events in the industry calendar for bringing the documentary family together, with the chance to meet new collaborators over a drink and on the dance floor. You never know who you’ll meet...

  16. Parties & Social: Saturday 8 June
    Parties & Social: Saturday 8 June

    Doc/Fest’s parties and receptions are the essential events in the industry calendar for bringing the documentary family together, with the chance to meet new collaborators over a drink and on the dance floor. You never know who you’ll meet...

  17. Parties & Social: Sunday 9 June
    Parties & Social: Sunday 9 June

    Doc/Fest’s parties and receptions are the essential events in the industry calendar for bringing the documentary family together, with the chance to meet new collaborators over a drink and on the dance floor. You never know who you’ll meet...

  18. Parties & Social: Monday 10 June
    Parties & Social: Monday 10 June

    Doc/Fest’s parties and receptions are the essential events in the industry calendar for bringing the documentary family together, with the chance to meet new collaborators over a drink and on the dance floor. You never know who you’ll meet...

  19. Parties & Social: Tuesday 11 June
    Parties & Social: Tuesday 11 June

    Doc/Fest’s parties and receptions are the essential events in the industry calendar for bringing the documentary family together, with the chance to meet new collaborators over a drink and on the dance floor. You never know who you’ll meet...

  20. 4 art picks
    4 art picks

    Here are some of our top picks from this year's programme which are sure to satisfy all our attending art-seekers.

  21. In Conversation with Werner Herzog
    In Conversation with Werner Herzog

    One of the greatest living filmmakers, who battled Klaus Kinski on the set of Aguirre, Wrath of God, dragged a ship over a hill for Fitzcarraldo and famously ate his own shoe on film after a losing bet, joined us to discuss his acclaimed career.

  22. Music Docs and Talks at Doc/Fest
    Music Docs and Talks at Doc/Fest

    Sheffield Doc/Fest today announces celebrated figures in the music and film worlds will attend the festival in June, as part of the Doc/Rhythm strand.

  23. Festival Pass & Accommodation Offer
    Festival Pass & Accommodation Offer

    Looking for a cosy place to stay with lots of other Doc/Festers at a great price that includes a pass? Consider our Festival Passes + Accommodation offer.

  24. Paul Greengrass in Conversation
    Paul Greengrass in Conversation

    Director Paul Greengrass joined journalist, broadcaster and curator Danny Leigh to discuss his work and the need to make the film industry accessible to talent from working class backgrounds.

  25. Free Shorts This Winter
    Free Shorts This Winter

    Film Programme Coordinator Hannah McHaffie shares her thoughts on shorts from our 2018 programme available to watch right now.

  26. How to Doc/Fest
    How to Doc/Fest

    Tips on how to make the most out of Doc/Fest whether your a filmmaker, industry member or documentary fan

  27. Doc/Circuit
    Doc/Circuit

    A new initiative which aims to develop regional audiences for independent documentary films

  28. Doc/Fest Exchange
    Doc/Fest Exchange

    Everyday of the festival the Exchange hosts a range of in conversations, panel discussions and special screenings inspired by films and immersive and interactive projects from across the Doc/Fest programme.

  29. Sales & Distribution Summit 2018
    Sales & Distribution Summit 2018

    The Sales & Distribution Summit focuses on how documentaries get sold and then seen by audiences worldwide. Come to clue-up at the panels and case studies and then connect with international industry representatives at the networking sessions in the a ernoon.

  30. Doc/Dinner 2018
    Doc/Dinner 2018

    After its terrifically successful pilot last year, Doc/Dinner is back in 2018, connecting emerging talent with top industry executives from broadcast and digital platforms in a relaxed, informal setting.

  31. The Boiler Room Pitch
    The Boiler Room Pitch

    Boiler Room are commissioning at least one original documentary celebrating stories from the front line of global underground music culture.

  32. Doc/Player 2019
    Doc/Player 2019

    On-demand documentaries from this year's festival and beyond. Available to all pass holders

  33. Focus/Shapes That Move: Feminist Film Collectives in Britain from the 1970s To Now
    Focus/Shapes That Move: Feminist Film Collectives in Britain from the 1970s To Now

    In this special focus, we bring into the foreground the collaborative power of those who have contributed to shaping new futures in Britain using the medium of film. Riding the wave of the politically radical sentiments that characterised the late sixties and seventies, new filmmaking formations bloomed, making possible the candid and creative documentation of life as it is experienced by female and non-binary people where it would not have been within traditional hierarchies of film and broadcasting. Over the past decades, cooperatives, workshops, political movements, common interests and brave broadcasting commissions have provided scaffolding to organise around the moving image, with a great variety of political objectives, aesthetic approaches and ways of embodying gender. With this presentation of films, we honour the work of those who have mobilised to bring about change with and in the moving image, such that the act of filmmaking itself becomes an act of solidarity.

  34. The Budget Guide to Doc/Fest
    The Budget Guide to Doc/Fest

    Taking part in Doc/Fest doesn't have to be expensive, whether you're coming to the Festival as someone in the Industry or as a member of the public.