Welcoming Senior Team Members & Alternate Realities Advisory Committee

Welcoming Beccy Ashdown as Talks & Sessions Senior Producer; Lisa Brook as Festival Marketing & Communications Lead; Verity Nalley as Alternate Realities Consultant; and meet our Alternate Realities Advisory Committee, who will be reviewing and selecting projects for our 2023 Alternate Realities Exhibition.
Published on March 16

Volunteer applications open

Interested in volunteering? Want to see how an international film and arts festival works? Join our DocCrew Volunteer Programme. With roles available across all areas of the festival, there's something for everyone. Find out more and get involved.
Published on March 16

2022 Festival Report & Highlights

Our 2022 Festival Report is here! Take a closer look at Sheffield DocFest 2022, and revisit some of our best moments.
Published on September 8

Newly Commissioned Alternate Realities Project Installed at Site Gallery

The Alternate Realities Commission artwork and new film - Feminist Economics Football: A Cooperative Game for Sheffield - has been installed in Site Gallery, available to view until 24 July 2022 as part of the Site Gallery extended run.
Published on July 13

Alternate Realities Exhibition Continues...

Our Alternate Realities main exhibition continues until 24 July at Site Gallery, Sheffield. Experience a range of works that are currently leading the field of experimental documentary making. Free and open to all.
Published on June 30

2022 Sheffield DocFest Festival Guide

Discover the films, artworks events presented as part of the Film Programme, Alternate Realities exhibitions and Talks & Sessions. Plus, browse the full festival schedule and find out vital information about this year's Industry Programme including Marketplace and Talent.
Published on June 15

Announcing our full programme for Sheffield DocFest 2022

We're thrilled to announce our full Film Programme, Alternate Realities, Industry Programme and Talks & Sessions. Explore the programme now, and ‘ReConnect’ with documentary - and each other - in Sheffield, 23-28 June.
Published on May 31

Alternate Realities Talents Announced

We're proud to announce the 2022 cohort of Alternate Realities Talent Artists. Meet the 9 artists/teams that we believe represent huge potential for development and artistic impact within the ‘Alternate Realities’ space.
Published on May 25

Football Players Wanted

We’re women* and non-binary football players to take part in a 3-sided co-operative football match organised by Feminist Exchange Network at Sheffield DocFest 2022. The match will take place Thursday 23 June at Sheffield Amphitheatre. Register your interest here.

Published on May 25

Announcing our Ukraine focus: ‘Password: Palianytsia’

In solidarity with Ukraine, we're proud to announce ‘Password: Palianytsia’ a collaborative documentary programme with Docudays UA, which will launch the British Council and Ukrainian Institute’s ‘UK/Ukraine Season of Culture’ with the World Premiere of Babylon’13’s One Day in Ukraine.
Published on May 19

Alternate Realities Commission: Feminist Economics Football

Announcing our 2022 Alternate Realities commission: Feminist Economics Football: A Cooperative Game for Sheffield. Sign-up to take part in a unique game of football on the first day of the festival on 23 June 2022.
Published on May 11

Take part in DocHost

DocHost invites local residents to host filmmakers and artists who are attending the Festival, in their homes between 23 - 28 June 2022. Sign-up to host, or be hosted!
Published on May 11

Volunteer with us

Volunteer applications are open for Sheffield DocFest 2022. Interested in taking part? Hear what some of our DocCrew alumni have to say about their experience volunteering with us.
Published on April 5

A closer look at past Alternate Realities commissions

Published on February 7

Open Call: Alternate Realities Commission

Up to £15,000 funding, curatorial and marketing support is available for an artist or collective anywhere around the world to create a new, or complete a developing, non-fiction digital project.
Apply by Sunday 27 February 2022.
Published on February 7

Alternate Realities Tour – The Hepworth Wakefield

In collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield, join us 21–23 January for a group exhibition comprising moving image works from UK and international artists and filmmakers Geraldine Snell, Heesoo Kwon, Duncan Marquiss, Lina Laraki and Séamus Harahan.
Published on January 17

Alternate Realities Tour – Salon Event #2

Join us for the second of our salon events, presented with The Cooper Gallery as part of our Alternate Realities winter tour.
Published on January 14

Introducing our new senior team members

Introducing to our team: Raul Niño Zambrano as Head of Film Programmes; Francesca Panetta as Alternate Realities Curator; and Sarah Mosses & John-Paul Pierrot of Together Films agency to lead on the 2022 Festival’s Marketing & Audience strategy and campaign.
Published on January 5

Alternate Realities Tour – SET Woolwich

In collaboration with SET Woolwich, we're delighted to announce a group exhibition comprising selected artworks from our 2021 programme.
Published on December 15

Alternate Realities Tour – Salon Screening #1

We're delighted to announce the participating artists in our touring Alternate Realities programme, and invite you to join us for our first event.
Published on November 18

Our Alternate Realities Tour returns this winter

We're delighted to announce the return of our Alternate Realities touring programme this winter.
Published on November 10

Announcing our 2022 Leadership Team

We are delighted to welcome film festival luminary Clare Stewart as Interim CEO and Academy and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia as Guest Curator for the next edition of Sheffield DocFest. 
Published on October 26

Take a look at our 2021 Festival Report

The 28th edition in review – have a read through our Festival Report to find out everything you need to know about Sheffield DocFest 2021.
Published on July 27

Listen Again to Right on Time Radio

Commissioned and Curated by Soukaina Aboulaoula for the Sheffield DocFest Arts Programme 2021, Right on Time Radio was a temporary web radio station which aired daily during the festival from 4 - 13 June. Listen again now.
Published on July 14

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