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 makers and audiences a place for inspiration, debate, development, learning and challenge. Our programming represents our core values – creativity, empathy, freedom, inclusivity and internationalism.

Festival begins
23 - 28 Jun 2022
Five months to go

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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

Applications for our 2022 Youth Jury are now open

Take part in our 2022 Youth Jury programme. Meet key industry figures, curate a selection of films for the Festival and select the winner of the Youth Jury Award.
Published on December 21

Is it for me?

"Sheffield DocFest, always an adaptable, forward-thinking festival"

Guy Lodge, The Guardian

"It's a testament to Sheffield DocFest's curators that so many of the documentaries shown this year turned the camera towards liberation, in all corners of the world."

Now Then magazine

"The whole program is firmly rooted in both historical & contemporary actuality & closely interwoven into the conflicts & contradictions that we are faced with now, thus manifesting cinema both as consolation & a radical platform for change."

Sofie Cato Maas - Senses of Cinema

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