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Sheffield Doc/Fest is excited to announce a new artist commission for a regionally-produced Awards Ceremony trophy that represents the heart of the Festival, and of Sheffield.

The Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards Ceremony is the Festival’s core means of celebrating the best documentary films and interactive projects being produced in the world today. Award categories offer a range of criteria to recognise the strength of films in the programme, from new talent to environmental documentary; from innovation in storytelling to the Grand Jury Award. Sheffield Doc/Fest is seeking a physical award that honours the Festival’s passion for these films and projects – something that filmmakers will be proud to accept. 

Sheffield Doc/Fest is an internationally recognised and lauded festival with films, projects, and filmmakers coming from all over the world, but the Festival also has a great sense of local presence, audience and pride. Sheffield Doc/Fest is commissioning an artist to produce an award that represents this local pride, something regionally produced with a sense of the city.

The selected commission will be the focal point of the ceremony and gain significant exposure via international press, photography circulated year-round, and more. Recipients of awards in the past include Oscar-nominated films 5 Broken Cameras, The Square and Cartel Land plus multi-award-winning films The Act of Killing and follow-up film The Look of Silence, You've Been Trumped, and Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present. 

Who is this for?

- You should be a regionally-based artist with a sense of the city of Sheffield and Sheffield Doc/Fest

- You should regularly work with steel, or other materials representative of Sheffield

- You should be motivated to produce work for an international event and audience

- We are proactive in selecting a diverse range of applicants, and actively encourge artists from diverse backgrounds to apply

How to apply

Applications are open until 09:00 GMT on Monday 6 February 2017. 

For the full tender brief, please see the Commission Tender here.


Please email River Ferris with any queries.