1. MarketPlayer
    MarketPlayer

    Full Festival Delegate Pass Holders - Watch over 200 films online during the Festival & for 3 months afterwards.

  2. Sheffield Doc/Fest welcomes local-to-global legends Shane Meadows and Mark Herbert
    Sheffield Doc/Fest welcomes local-to-global legends Shane Meadows and Mark Herbert

    Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to welcome close friends and long-term collaborators, acclaimed, award-winning writer and filmmaker Shane Meadows and producer and CEO Mark Herbert of award-winning Sheffield-based indie Warp Films (Dead Man’s Shoes (2004, This is England (2006 to 2015), and music documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)), for an informal conversation at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square.

  3. Experimenters, Innovations and Artificial Intelligence at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016
    Experimenters, Innovations and Artificial Intelligence at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

    Sheffield Doc/Fest in June is the place to be for anyone interested in where tech is taking the story. A focus on Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality at the Alternate Realities Summit on Sunday 12 June includes the world’s most social android Bina48, the brand new human archiving project, New Dimensions in Technology from USC Shoah Foundation, plus the Summit audience will be the first in the world to view the latest United Nations VR Film via a synchronised viewing on the Festival’s own custom cardboard viewers. A wealth of interactive and VR projects to excite early adopters will be available to try at two free-of-charge Alternate Realities Exhibitions across three venues: the Interactive Exhibition at the Millennium Gallery - including a prototype of an Augmented Reality documentary - and the UK’s leading Virtual Reality exhibition at Site Gallery, The Space and at Union St café a site-specific installation of Jane Gauntlet’s In My Shoes: Dancing with Myself .

  4. Sales Sunday
    Sales Sunday

    A day tailored to distribution and sales. Find out how to get your films out to international and domestic audiences.

  5. Doc/Fest App
    Doc/Fest App

    Download the Sheffield Doc/Fest app & plan your week

  6. UNDERHEARD VOICES LOUD AND CLEAR AT SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2016
    UNDERHEARD VOICES LOUD AND CLEAR AT SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2016

    Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to announce the addition of a further three names to the already stellar line-up for the 2016 festival, announced on 5 May. Rapper turned filmmaker Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, will appear at the Crucible talking about his deeply personal and revealing documentaries; New Orleans daycare worker turned YouTube phenomenon Samantha Montgomery, aka Princess Shaw, will perform a selection of her songs following the first screening of Presenting Princess Shaw and Adam Pearson, award-winning actor, presenter and campaigner will join the panel: A Reasonably Adjusted Debate: Disability On and Off Screen.

  7. RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL MADE IN SHEFFIELD
    RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL MADE IN SHEFFIELD

    The Sheffield Doc/Fest industry line-up is revealed today, with Liz McIntyre, CEO & Festival Director announcing a dynamic and inspiring 23rd edition – showcasing a Film programme of the very best UK and international documentaries; a world-leading Alternate Realities programme of interactive media, virtual reality exhibitions and talks – this year, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (including a keynote from an android); and a compelling and essential Talks & Sessions programme presented in association with Documentary Campus.

  8. SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST MARKETPLACE NEWS
    SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST MARKETPLACE NEWS

    The Sheffield Doc/Fest Marketplace, managed by Anna Parker and executive produced by Karolina Lidin is the major funding, sales and distribution platform designed to unlock UK and international market opportunities, and facilitate creative collaborations, which last year unlocked £12.1m deals across the whole market, today confirms 64 documentary film project teams have been selected to pitch at the flagship MeetMarket, while 25 project teams are selected to pitch at the Alternate Realities Market. A total of 30 countries (an increase of 50% from last year) including Iran, Indonesia, Lithuania, Jordan and Mexico, will be represented across both markets, which will take place on 13 and 14 June at the new Marketplace venue, the Grade II listed Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield.

  9. ORIGINAL THINKERS, SHARP MINDS and ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT DOC/FEST 2016
    ORIGINAL THINKERS, SHARP MINDS and ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT DOC/FEST 2016

    Sheffield Doc/Fest today announces a line-up of original thinkers and sharp minded innovators, plus in Alternate Realities a major focus on artificial intelligence and related technologies: iconic polymath Tilda Swinton with co-director Bartek Dziadosz will close the festival with their affectionate and inspiring study of John Berger, The Seasons in Quincy; the individualistic snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan will return to the Crucible Theatre - not to play 35 frames - but to reveal his love of documentaries and how they inspire his world class game; festival audiences at the Alternate Realities Summit and Exhibition will be the first in Europe to converse with a filmed, life-size image of a survivor of the Holocaust using natural language processing - New Dimensions in Testimony - developed by USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education. This groundbreaking technology will enable future generations to have a realistic interaction with someone of historical significance, enabling them to build and enhance their understanding of past events. And lastly audiences can join Lord David Puttnam, who is currently chairing ‘A Future for Public Service Television Inquiry, to debate the future of the BBC and Channel 4.

  10. Short Doc Programmes
    Short Doc Programmes

    This year we had so many wonderful shorts to pick from that we created four shorts programmes to showcase them all.

  11. Doc/Lovers Wristband
    Doc/Lovers Wristband

    Fit as many films as you can into the packed six-day Festival programme for just £65 (£55 concessions)

  12. Meet the Maker
    Meet the Maker

    A rare chance to meet the makers behind some of the worlds most cutting edge games, virtual reality projects and artificial intelligence.

  13. Outdoor Screen
    Outdoor Screen

    Out there in the great outdoors, some of the best feature length and short docs from the programme play all day...

  14. Working with Archive
    Working with Archive

    The Working with Archive programme, supported by Creative Skillset, offers a guided route through Sheffield Doc/Fest, for those working in and with archive.

  15. Sheffield Doc/Fest announces opportunities for local, diverse, emerging talent
    Sheffield Doc/Fest announces opportunities for local, diverse, emerging talent

    Recently appointed Sheffield Doc/Fest CEO & Director Elizabeth McIntyre today announces opportunities for local, diverse, emerging talent to build their film or television careers, plus reveals the new look logo created by Sheffield-based design agency Peter & Paul, who were appointed following a nationwide tender process. This appointment builds on the significant contribution Doc/Fest makes to the local economy: in June 2015, for every £1 raised locally £3.45 was invested back into the local economy plus delegates spent almost £981,000 in Sheffield.

  16. Sheffield Doc/Fest reveals new logo and 2016 festival initiatives
    Sheffield Doc/Fest reveals new logo and 2016 festival initiatives

    Sheffield Doc/Fest CEO & Director Elizabeth McIntyre, in post since September, today reveals the rebranded logo and announces new initiatives designed to increase accessibility, promote new on-screen factual talent, and foster cross-fertilisation of ideas and projects across the documentary, factual, virtual reality and interactive worlds.

  17. Doc/Bag World Tour
    Doc/Bag World Tour

    What's the most amazing place you've ever taken your Doc/Fest bag? Where's the furthest you've travelled in your Doc/Fest hoodie? We want to see your amazing Doc/Bag and Doc/Hoodie pictures!

  18. The Budget Guide to Doc/Fest
    The Budget Guide to Doc/Fest

    Taking part in Doc/Fest doesn't have to be expensive, whether you're coming to the Festival as someone in the Industry or as a member of the public.