Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast Reception

Sat 10 Jun / 09:30 – 11:00 / Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square

Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with the Doc/Fest Researchers attending the Festival from across the UK.


Craft Summit Drinks presented by Documentary Campus

Sat 10 Jun / 17:15 ­– 18:00 / Town Hall Reception Rooms

The Documentary Campus team invites you to the Art of Networking to conclude the Craft Summit. Mingle with speakers and colleagues new and old. 

New Talent Drinks presented by The University of Hertfordshire

Sat 10 Jun / 17:30 – 19:00/ Curzon Rooftop

Join us at Curzon’s Bar and Terrace and kick off your Saturday night with drinks courtesy of University of Hertfordshire. It’s a fantastic chance to connect with new and upcoming talent, industry guests, local film makers and fellow documentary lovers. 


Alternate Realities Lates presented by Igloo

Sat 10 Jun / 18:00 – 20:00 / Millennium Gallery

Igloo presents a special late opening of the Alternate Realities Exhibition. Join us for a buzzing gathering and another chance to engage with the latest in immersive VR and interactive artworks from emerging and established artists in the Exhibition.


Scottish Delegation Drinks

Sat 10 Jun / 19:00 – 20:30/ Winter Garden

To celebrate Scottish talents present in Sheffield, join us and meet the Scottish Delegation of producers, filmmakers, Creative Scotland’s Director of Screen Natalie Usher, and Executives to hear more about our films and about Scotland as a first-class place for documentary filmmaking and co-production. Creative Scotland is the national funder for film in Scotland:

Tudor Square by Night featuring Tales of Whatever

Sat 10 Jun / 19:30 - 23:00 / Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square 

What’s Your Story? Join Tales of Whatever for a night of drinks and storytelling. Named among The Guardian’s top ten UK storytelling nights, Manchester’s Tales of Whatever have seen guests come from as far afield as Buenos Aires, Gauteng, and NYC to share experiences of being shipwrecked, finding bodies, marrying pantomime horses, and ghostbusting with GCSE chemistry.

Resisdance: Saturday Night Party

Sat 10 Jun / 22:00 - 02:00 / O2 Academy 

Extraordinary elections are rocking the world. Liberal snowflakes and ‘nasty women’ unite and embrace your inner riot grrrl for a night of drinks, dancing, and DIY culture. Cate Le Bon is on the decks providing the post punk vibes, along with a live performance from badass scream queens Skinny Girl Diet. There'll also be badge and protest banner making to get you in the mood for a riot, or you can have your own peaceful protest in our Doc / Peace bed- Make Docs, Not War!