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
23 - 28 Jun 2022
Seven months to go

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Alternate Realities Tour – Salon Screening #1

We're delighted to announce the participating artists in our touring Alternate Realities programme, and invite you to join us for our first event.
Published on November 18

Our Alternate Realities Tour returns this winter

We're delighted to announce the return of our Alternate Realities touring programme this winter.
Published on November 10

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

We're open for entries to our 2022 Film and Alternate Realities programmes

We welcome both Film and Alternate Realities entries to the 29th edition of our festival.
Published on October 26

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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