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
12 - 17 Jun 2024
Eight months to go

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Festival Films & Where to Watch Them

Take a look at some of our titles from across the festival that are available to watch online, on TV and in cinemas now, and look ahead to some of the upcoming releases scheduled for the rest of the year. Catch up on your favourites, or tune into the films you missed during the festival!
Published on September 27

Open Call for MeetMarket Preselectors

**Applications are now closed**We are seeking expressions of interest from those living and working in the UK with a minimum three years experience in areas such as film and TV production, film markets/forums, film financing, film fund, film sales, film or TV commissioning to preselect projects submitted for our 2024 MeetMarket.
Published on August 31

Call for Programme Advisers

**Applications are now closed**We are seeking expressions of interest from anyone living/working in the UK who are emerging or established in film programming, filmmaking, criticism, acquisitions, commissioning or development to join our team of Programme Advisers for Sheffield DocFest 2024.
Published on August 2

2024 Dates Announced & Passes on Sale Now

Following on from a successful 30th edition, we're delighted to announce our 2024 festival dates which will run from 12-17 June. Industry Passes are now on sale at the discounted Lightning rate until 4 October.
Published on July 19



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"Everyone we encountered at the festival was incredibly helpful and kind... Sheffield will always be a very special place to us."

Mirissa Neff

"How great it was to be back at Sheffield DocFest, and how buzzy and busy it felt."

Brian Hill

"Sheffield DocFest, always an adaptable, forward-thinking festival"

Guy Lodge, The Guardian

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