Mark Cousins will present intimate lecture 30 Images in the Dark at Doc/Fest 2018
The Talks & Session programme for the 2018 festival will be announced in May 2018
The 2017 Talks & Sessions programme covered the full spectrum of industry topics for all durations and all platforms, from feature length films to series to online shorts, with insights from over 250 leading directors, producers, commissioners, distributors and on-screen talent. Over 80 talks and sessions exploring the latest models for funding and financing, the making of crime, health and environmental documentaries, the art and craft of the epic feature documentary, how to make responsive online content and the future of VR storytelling. Highlights included filmmaker Nick Broomfield talking to Louis Theroux and a sold-out Crucible audience and celebrated actor Maxine Peake talking about her favourite docs. The programme also featured Stacey Dooley and Olly Alexander discussing their BBC3 docs, Sir Lenny Henry discussing his career and the continued need for the industry to tackle diversity, Peter Greenaway exploring the future of storytelling, Ian Hislop discussing satire in a post-truth world and explorer Bruce Parry talking to Katie Puckrik about his new feature doc.
Countries represented included UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, India, South Africa, Iran, Netherlands, Pakistan, Norway, Denmark, Turkey, France and Singapore and speakers were from many different diverse backgrounds.
Recordings of the Talks & Sessions from 2017 and previous years are available on the Doc/Fest Youtube Channel.
An Evening with Mark Cousins at Doc/Fest 2018
What's On When
See a snapshot of what's to come for Doc/Fest 2018
Sheffield Doc/Fest at EFM / Berlinale
The Doc/Fest team are heading to the European Film Market and Berlinale.
Summits at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
We’re excited to announce four Summits, both new and returning. Read more including how to buy your passes:
Live Cinema Summit at Doc/Fest 2018
We're pleased to announce the Live Cinema Summit at Doc/Fest 2018
Sheffield Doc/Fest YouTube Channel
Recordings of talks, sessions and post screening Q&As from 2017 and previous Festivals.
Festival Roundup 2017
Sheffield Doc/Fest celebrates wider audience inclusiveness and accessibility opportunities across the Festival