International film and arts festival.

Sheffield DocFest is an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as a collective form of engagement.

Festival begins
23 - 28 Jun 2022
Eight months to go

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Announcing our 2022 dates and our new Trustees

We're pleased to announce our 2022 festival dates, and introduce our newly appointed Trustees.
Published on August 25

Announcement: Cíntia Gil has left her position as Festival Director

International Documentary Festival Sheffield announces Cíntia Gil has left her position as Festival Director
Published on August 20

Wishing goodbye – and congratulations! – to Deputy Director Melanie Iredale

We wish goodbye and our sincerest congratulations to our Deputy Director Melanie Iredale who has been announced as the incoming Director of Birds Eye View.
Published on August 10

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

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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