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The Sheffield Doc/Fest programmes continue outside the festival period, with Film and Alternate Realities screenings, Training and Mentoring events, providing forums for inspiration, business and learning all year round.

Doc/Fest All Year Calendar

Film Screenings

Best of Doc/Fest at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

Aug-Dec 2016

Following the success of Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2016, Doc/Fest and Showroom Cinema are pleased to continue their longstanding partnership to bring some of the best of the fest, and a couple of new documentaries, to the Showroom in Sheffield over the Autumn.

Mon 26 Sep // The Charro of Toluquilla + director & protagonist Q&A

Mon 10 Oct // SEMBENE! + director Q&A

Wed 9 Nov // Jim: The James Foley Story

Thu 8 Dec // Sour Grapes + director Q&A

Click here to find out more about the films and to purchase tickets.


Alternate Realities

Widescreen Weekend VR Panel & Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness

Sat 15 Oct 2016

Is virtual reality the ultimate widescreen experience? What threat does the rise of the headset pose to cinema-going, and is there a future for virtual reality feature film? Join Doc/Fest's Melanie Iredale as she chairs the VR Panel with filmmakers Jane Gauntlet and Jeremy Wooding, and VR technology masters Visualise. We will also be hosting Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness 10:00 - 16:30 in the National Media Museum.

Click here to find out more about the panel and to purchase tickets.


Training Initiatives

Future Producer School

Applications open 6 Oct 2016 -5 Jan 2017

The Future Producer School programme, created by Sheffield Doc/Fest and Bungalow Town Productions, has succesfully run every year since its launch in 2014. Aimed at emerging producers currently working in the industry, the primary outcome of the Future Producer School is to develop industry partnerships and provide industry knowledge and experience to up and coming producers that have the ambition to become international feature documentary producers.

Click here for more information about Future Producer School and how to apply.


Meet the 2015/2016 trainees here

The year-long training initiative is for non-fiction directors, producers, line producers, editors and DOPs across all platforms looking to take the next step in their careers. Trainees receive tailored group and one-to-one support and mentoring and attend the Festival each year. Applications for the programme open each summer.


Connect with Doc/Fest

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You can also call us on +44(0)114 276 5141 Mon-Fri 09:30-17:30 (GMT), email or get in touch with a member of the team.