In addition to the film festival, industry and marketplace programme, the 2013 festival has plenty of opportunities for schmoozing, networking and meeting new people at some of our many social gatherings and sponsored receptions which are held especially for delegates. Below is an overview of the social events that are taking place at the festival.
* Parties are only accessible to delegate pass holders. Doc/Lovers' wristbands will not give you access to Doc/Fest parties
Shooters In The Pub
Wednesday 12 June / 16:00-18:00 / THE RUTLAND ARMS
Meet Shooting People, local filmmakers and industry guests at our annual networking shindig at the infamous Rutland Arms. First drinks are on the house.
FOCAL presents Meet the Archive
Thursday 13th June - 9:30-11:30‘Meet the Archives’ at Sheffield DocFest gives you an opportunity to meet with FOCAL representatives plus leading footage archives to discuss your projects and footage needs. Featuring Associated Press, Bridgeman, Discovery Access, Footage Farm, ITN Source, NBC Universal, Screenocean, Zodiak Clips, BBC Motion Gallery, DR and SVT. Coffee and pastries served.
Meet the Nordics
Thursday 13th June - 12:30 - 14:00
In association with our good friends Tempo Film Festival and Filmkontakt Nord, Meet The Nordics is a chance to meet delegates from the region over food and drinks and find out more about the great projects being made.
British Council Drinks
Thursday 13th June - 14:30 - 15:30Join us to welcome and meet this year's British Council delegation of leading documentary filmmakers, producers and promoters from around the world (India, Russia, Armenia, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Libya, Jordan, South Sudan and South Africa) attending Doc/Fest
Scottish International Development Drinks
Thursday 13th June - 18:00 - 19:00Scottish Development International and Creative Clyde cordially invite you to join us for Drinks and Canapés! This will also include a Scotch Malt Whisky Tasting with Prize Draw! We will also be delighted to share with you examples of the breadth and depth of Scotland's Documentary making Talent.
FRESH Online Launch Drinks
Thursday 13th June - 16:00 - 17:30BBC3 is launching an exciting new initiative to find aspiring directors of the future by creating Fresh Online, a BBC online space which will showcase the country's best short form documentaries. Come and have a drink and find out more.
ITN Pub Source Quiz
Thursday 13th June - 18:00 - 20:00Pit your wits against other teams as we strive to find the biggest brains in documentary. Limited spaces available. Food and drink provided.
Audio Network Gig in association with Cuckoo Records
Thursday 13th June - 18:30 - 23:00Join us at The Leadmill (just around the corner from The Workstation) for fantastic live bands and merriment…show us your delegate pass at the bar for free drink! Doors open at 6.30pm, first band on at 7pm. 6 Leadmill Road, Sheffield. S1 4SE’
FOCAL presents Meet the Archive
Friday 14th June - 9:30-11:30
‘Meet the Archives’ at Sheffield DocFest gives you an opportunity to meet with FOCAL representatives plus leading footage archives to discuss your projects and footage needs. Featuring Associated Press, Bridgeman, Discovery Access, Footage Farm, ITN Source, NBC Universal, Screenocean, Zodiak Clips, BBC Motion Gallery, DR and SVT. Coffee and pastries served.
Friday 14th June - 13:00 - 14:30A pre-weekend tipple for those working in technical roles within the industry, celebrating the craft of documentary. Part of the Doc/Craft sessions programme, with support from Creative Skillset.
Meet the Festival Programmers and Filmmakers
Friday 14th June - 15:00 - 16:30Join in this rare opportunity to share a drink with our Doc/Fest programmer, as well as international programmers and other filmmakers from the Doc/Fest programme!
Wellcome Trust Drinks
Friday 14th June - 17:30 - 19:00Come and catch up about this year’s broadcast and games projects, meet scientists and commissioners, and celebrate the announcement of the Wellcome Trust Pitch winners with a glass of wine.
Getty Images MeetMarket Drinks
Friday 14th June - 19:00 - 20:00Come and toast the big deals you’ve done and the great meetings you’ve had during this year’s marketplace at the post-MeetMarket drinks, brought to you by Getty Images. Raise a glass to your important new relationships with international producers and Decision Makers.
Channel 4 Party
Friday 14th June - 18:00 - 22:00Come and meet the Channel 4 team and take in the views of Sheffield from the vantage point of the gorgeous Crucible Bar. Drinks, canapés and so much more await.