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Sheffield DocFest is the UK's leading documentary festival

Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects. We champion and present the breadth of documentary form – film, television, immersive and art – in the vibrant city of Sheffield each June. We offer a place for inspiration, debate, development, learning and challenge. Our programming represents our core values – creativity, empathy, freedom, inclusivity and internationalism.

Festival begins
12 - 17 Jun 2024
Nineteen days to go

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Filmmaker Challenge 2024

Returning for the third year running, we are delighted to present our Filmmaker Challenge 2024. Six early-career UK filmmakers have been selected to undertake the challenge of making a film on the fly, with a micro budget and equipment support, as well as mentoring from Oscar and BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Julie Cohen (RBG, Every Body, My Name is Pauli Murray).
Published on May 13

Announcing our full Industry programme for Sheffield DocFest 2024

Published on May 12

Amplify: Production Talent 2024 Cohort

We are thrilled to announce the cohort for this year’s edition of Amplify: Production Talent. Supported by BBC and Channel 4, the initiative offers early-career production professionals the opportunity to connect with UK production company executives in the documentary TV sector; experience an international marketplace; widen their network and learn more about the industry.
Published on May 12

Meet our 2024 Alternate Realities Talents

We are proud to announce the 2024 cohort of Alternate Realities Talent Artists, who have been selected to take part in this year’s edition of the Alternate Realities Talent Initiative, taking place on Saturday 15 June.
Published on May 12



Is it for me?

"All year round you work and try to find inspiration. Sheffield DocFest is 100% about inspiration. I come here to be reminded why I do what I do."

Industry Delegate

"The character of the festival extends further than the programme of films and talks, it’s imbued in the staff, volunteers and attendees, and through this community, soaked up into the city itself. I walked home every day buzzing with insight and brimming with new documentary recommendations for anyone who would listen."

Alaina Briggs, Sheffield DocFest Local Advisory Group

"DocFest is the best documentary festival in the UK. It offers access to film makers, fosters community and collaboration and showcases the best of the industry’s work. It is irreplaceable."

Industry Delegate

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