For its 70th anniversary, members of our team will be at Berlinale / European Film Market.

Festival Director Cìntia Gil  21-27 February

Deputy Director Melanie Iredale 21-25 February

Director of Marketplace & Talent Patrick Hurley  23-27 February

Associate Programmer Agnés Wildenstein 20 February - 1 March

Film Programme Producer Mita Suri 22-24 February

Selection Committee & Guest Curator Christopher Small  20 February - 1 March

As a partner of DocSalon, we are taking part in ‘Meet the Festivals,’ (21- 25 February). DocSalon is the European Film Market.’s meeting point for the documentary industry. 

Meet the Festivals is a valuable opportunity to discuss your projects and gain essential info on what we are looking for the Doc/Fest programme and marketplace.


'New on the Horizon: Sheffield Doc/Fest and the International Film Festival Rotterdam: a Conversation with Incoming Artistic Directors'

Our Festival Director, Cíntia Gil is discussing her artistic vision and ideas for the 2020 programme alongside Vanja Kaludjercic, who was newly appointed Festival Director of International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Friday 21 February 5-6pm

At one of the largest film festivals in the world,  we are extremely proud to be seeing several Doc/Fest Alumni and MeetMarket projects being presented within Berlinale’s 2020 programme. 


Garage People,  (dir: Natalija Yefimkina, prod: Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker) is having its World Premiere at Berlinale in the Perspecktive Deutsches Kino strand.


Victor Kossakovsky’s documentary, Gunda will have its World Premiere in the Encounters strand. Previously Kossakovsky pitched Aquarela in Doc/Fest’s 2013 MeetMarket.

Rubika Shah’s White Riot is having its International Premiere, as part of the Generation 14Plus strand. Prior to its expansion, White Riot was previously a short film presented in the Doc/Fest 2017 short programme.

Jonna Kina’s Akiya will have its World Premiere in the Forum Expanded strand. Kina’s Arrangement for a Scene was presented in the Doc/Fest 2017 short programme.

Kazuhiro Soda’s Seishin 0 is having its European Premiere in the Forum strand, having previously brought his The Big House to the Doc/Fest 2019 film programme.