Volunteer with us

Volunteer applications are open for Sheffield DocFest 2022. Interested in taking part? Hear what some of our DocCrew alumni have to say about their experience volunteering with us.
Published on April 5

Channel 4 First Cut Pitch

***Applications are now CLOSED for the Channel 4 x Sheffield DocFest First Cut Pitch. Five new directors will get the chance to pitch at our festival in June, and the winner will receive a commission from Channel 4. Apply by Sunday 24 April 2022.
Published on March 31

BBC Three Northern Docs Pitch

**Applications are now CLOSED for this year's BBC Three Northern Docs Pitch 2022, hosted in partnership with the BBC.
Published on March 8

Meet our 2022 Youth Jury

Our Youth Jury programme is back for its 16th year. We are delighted to introduce you to the five young film enthusiasts who make up this year's Youth Jury.
Published on March 3

Introducing our Industry team members

Introducing to our team: Charlie Phillips as Executive Producer - Industry Participation; Charlotte Reekers as Senior Industry Producer for the 2022 edition; and Sophie Duncan as Industry Programme Coordinator.
Published on March 1

Two weeks to go: apply for Marketplace 2022

There’s not long left to apply for a place in the Sheffield DocFest 2022 marketplaces. The deadline for both MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Talent Market entries is 4 March.
Published on February 14

Open Call: Alternate Realities Commission

Up to £15,000 funding, curatorial and marketing support is available for an artist or collective anywhere around the world to create a new, or complete a developing, non-fiction digital project.
Apply by Sunday 27 February 2022.
Published on February 7

Announcing our 2022 Leadership Team

We are delighted to welcome film festival luminary Clare Stewart as Interim CEO and Academy and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia as Guest Curator for the next edition of Sheffield DocFest. 
Published on October 26

Take a look at our 2021 Festival Report

The 28th edition in review – have a read through our Festival Report to find out everything you need to know about Sheffield DocFest 2021.
Published on July 27

Join us at Cannes Film Festival

Join us at Cannes in July for a showcase four works in progress, a spotlight a project in development and a DocTalk.
Published on June 23

Thank you for joining us at Sheffield DocFest 2021

We would like to say thank you to all of you who joined us here in Sheffield, across cinemas in the UK, and online for the 28th edition of our festival.
Published on June 22

Northern Ireland Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

With support from Northern Ireland Screen the Northern Ireland delegation will attend Sheffield to connect with international audiences, co-producers and financiers. Meet the team.
Published on June 10

German Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

What is ‘german documentaries’? ‘german documentaries’ is the international label for the promotion of German documentary films abroad. Meet the German Delegation.
Published on June 10

Scottish Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

The Scottish Delegation of film and television producers, filmmakers, and financiers come (virtually!) to Sheffield to connect with audiences and the industry, and to promote their films and Scotland as a first-class place for documentary filmmaking and co-production. Meet the team.
Published on June 8

Irish Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

With the support of Screen Ireland, an Irish delegation of producers and directors will make online connections with international industry representatives and experts. Meet the team.
Published on June 8

Chilean Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

Chile comes to Sheffield in one of its best moments for Chilean documentaries, that is why we are proud to announce the Chilean Spotlight that will be held at Sheffield DocFest platform with the highlights of Chilean documentary cinema in recent years.
Published on June 3

Philippines Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the national film agency responsible for implementing policies and programs to ensure the economic, cultural, and educational development of the Philippine film industry. This year, FDCP brings seven projects to Sheffield DocFest to connect with industry representatives and create partnerships.
Published on June 1

2021 Marketplace Projects & Teams Announced

Today we announce 55 projects selected for the MeetMarket (for features and series) and 22 projects for the Arts Talent Market (for new media works).
Published on April 27

Introducing our 2021 Marketplace Assessors

Meet the industry experts who took part in the MeetMarket & Arts Talent Market Assessment process.
Published on March 18

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