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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

Listen Again to Right on Time Radio

Commissioned and Curated by Soukaina Aboulaoula for the Sheffield DocFest Arts Programme 2021, Right on Time Radio was a temporary web radio station which aired daily during the festival from 4 - 13 June. Listen again now.
Published on July 14

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

Sheffield DocFest 2021 Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the award winners for the 28th edition of Sheffield DocFest.
Published on June 12

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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