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Documentary Campus

Funder and Principal Sponsor


The British Film Institute is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive.

Creative Sheffield

Creative Sheffield is the UK's first ever city development company, charged with delivering Sheffield's economic transformation.

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council is the elected governing body for Sheffield.


A programme to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries.

The Bertha Foundation

The Bertha Foundation works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.


The largest broadcasting corporation in the world. The BBC produces programmes that inform, educate and entertain.

Channel 4

Britain's most cutting edge, controversial and creative broadcaster of the last two decades.


ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK, broadcasting the most talked about television and digital content.


SKY entertain, excite and inspire customers with a great choice of high-quality television in high definition.

Creative Skillset

The industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses in the UK creative media industries.


WorldView is a CBA Project that aims to improve UK public understanding and awareness of the developing world via the mainstream broadcast and digital media.

Arts Council

Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives.

Shed Media

Shed Media is a leading creator and distributor of television content.


UKTV is a major industry player and one of the most important and successful multichannel providers in the UK.


Nesta is an independent charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills.

Major Sponsor


UKTI work with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner.

The Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health.

US Embassy

U.S. Embassy London is proud to offer a view of American society and culture as seen by our award-winning independent documentary filmmakers.

Getty Images

A leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.

Sheffield Hallam

A modern university with a long and proud history, dating from the opening of two 19th century schools which would later become the foundations for Sheffield Polytechnic.

University of Sheffield

One of the UK's leading universities.

Prime Focus

Prime Focus is a global Visual Entertainment Services group. Providing creative and technical services to the Film, Broadcast, Commercials, Gaming, Internet and Media industries.

Focal International

The Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries International Ltd provides excellent networking and marketing opportunities for content industry professionals.

Documentary Filmakers Group

The national organisation working to promote documentary filmmaking talent and innovation in the UK.


Audio Network

Pre-cleared for multi-platform, worldwide, forever, Audio Network provides a catalogue of 50,000+ original music tracks designed for creatives working in film, TV, advertising and new media.

Sky Vision

Companies which form part of Sky Vision include 422 South, Arcadia Content and Barbershop Studios.

British Council

The UK's international cultural relations body.

PBS America

PBS America offers British audiences multi-award winning and globally respected series including NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and PBS Newshour.


BAFTA supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image.

Scottish Development International

Scottish Development International promotes international trade and encourages overseas companies to invest in Scotland

Directors UK

Directors UK is the single voice for British film and television directors, representing their creative, economic and contractual rights.

Fast Signs

Fast Signs is the sign industry's leading franchise, where sign and graphic solutions are made simple.

Showroom Workstation

Houses one of the UK's largest independent cinemas and the finest creative, digital and media companies.


Not making money from your films online? Distrify turns the web into a movie sales platform.


EUNIC is the network of the international cultural relations institutes from the member states of the European Union.


Universal Publishing Production Music is a diverse and comprehensive collection of over 120,000 original tracks.

Embassy of Sweden

Our task is to represent Sweden, the Swedish Government in the UK and to promote Swedish interests.

Media Sponsor


The only weekly magazine for the TV and radio industry, delivering all the latest news.

Screen International

Screen is the International voice of the film business.

shooting people

A community of 37,000+ filmmakers who share their resources, skills and experience.


An international publishing company specialising in worldwide television and media business information.


The Edinburgh International Television Festival is an annual event for people working in television.


The only international magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries.

Now Then

Now Then is a platform for independent art, trade, music, writing and local news.


Opus Independents is a Sheffield based not-for-profit social enterprise.


Monthly magazine for producerS and all those who commission, create or deliver moving image content for television, film, commercials, digital applications and corporate communication


The Space

Arts Council England and the BBC have announced a partnership to create The Space; an experimental digital arts media service and commissioning programme.


Dogwoof is the leading UK film distributor for social issue films and documentaries.

Women Make Movies

WMM has become the largest distributor of films by women in the world.

Filmkontakt Nord

Filmkontakt Nord is dedicated to the international promotion of Nordic short films and documentaries.

Indie GoGo

The world's leading international funding platform; they have raised millions of dollars for thousands of campaigns worldwide. Helping people create campaigns and fund ideas since 2008.


Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. Since launching in 2009, more than 3.9 million people have pledged over $576 million, funding more than 39,000 creative projects

Nick Phillips Ink Ltd.

Graphic and print design by Nick Phillips.

Jurys Inn

Our 32 hotels are located in cities throughout the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic offering mid-range prices, great value and a warm, friendly service - every time!

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.


DocHouse was formed to support and promote documentary in the UK.

Tribeca Film Institute

A 501(c)(3) year-round nonprofit arts organization, TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource for and supporter of individual artists in the field.

British Federation of Film Societies

The British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) is the national support and development organisation for the film society and community cinema movement.

Eye the Prize

An innovative new platform for the creative industries.

East Silver Caravan

East Silver is the first documentary market dedicated exclusively to Central and Eastern Europe.


MUBI. Your online cinema, anytime, anywhere. Watch, discover, discuss.

Production Managers Association

The PMA is a networking association made up of experienced Production Managers and Line Producers giving each other professional support for the last 21 years.

German Producers Alliance

The GPA represents the major part of all German production companies working in animated film, documentary, feature film, TV drama, TV entertainment & advertising film production.


QUAD provides facilities and services that connect people and businesses to art and film, creating opportunities for entertainment, education and participation.

Hyde Park Picturehouse

Leeds' premier art house cinema.

Wide Eye Pictures

Transformational training in pitching, career strategy and marketplace skills.


Roundabout have been working with young homeless people in Sheffield since 1977.


Ramillas is an angel investment company, based in Barcelona.