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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.

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Announcing our Queer Realities Director's Lab

Published on July 4

Strike: An Uncivil War wins Audience Award at the 2024 Sheffield DocFest

We are thrilled to announce that the 2024 Audience Award is presented to Strike: An Uncivil War directed by Daniel Gordon (UK), produced by Nick Taussig and Fjolla Iberhysaj.
Published on June 17

Announcing 2024 Sheffield DocFest Award Winners

We are delighted to announce this year’s winners presented during the awards ceremony at Sheffield’s Crucible Playhouse this evening.
Published on June 15



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"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."

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