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
12 - 17 Jun 2024
Three months to go

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Introducing our 2024 Industry team

We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Industry Team who will be shaping our Marketplace and programme of talks and sessions for Sheffield DocFest 2024, taking place 12 - 17 June.
Published on January 30

2024 Virtual Reality Programme Entries Open

Sheffield DocFest will present a Virtual Reality Programme as part of its 31st edition, which will take place from 12 - 17 June 2024. Entries are now open and will close on Friday 1 March, 12 noon GMT.
Published on January 19

Introducing our 2024 Film Programme Team, Programme Consultants & Advisers

We're thrilled to introduce our 2024 Film Programme Team, and team of Programme Consultants and Advisers, who will who will be selecting films for this year’s edition, set to take place 12-17 June.
Published on January 11



Is it for me?

"Everyone we encountered at the festival was incredibly helpful and kind... Sheffield will always be a very special place to us."

Mirissa Neff

"How great it was to be back at Sheffield DocFest, and how buzzy and busy it felt."

Brian Hill

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

Guy Lodge, The Guardian
Tickets and Passes
The 31st Edition of Sheffield DocFest will take place from Wednesday 12 June to Monday 17 June 2024. The MeetMarket will take place on Thursday 13 June and Friday 14 June 2024, allowing Marketplace participants the opportunity to experience the opening night of the festival.
Film Programme Entries
Film Programme entries for Sheffield DocFest 2024 are now open. We welcome documentary and non-fiction films of all lengths and from all around the world, that wish to be considered for premiering as part of our 2024 official selection.
MeetMarket Entries
Our MeetMarket, for documentary projects at all stages of development, is now open for entries for the 2024 edition! The MeetMarket will take place Thursday 13 & Friday 14 June 2024.

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