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Live Cinema Summit at Doc/Fest 2018

From live soundtracks to cave screenings, digital augmentation and immersive theatre, Doc/Fest is world renowned for unmissable live events.

The Live Cinema Summit at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 (formerly, 2016 Conference in London) will take place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June and will address the field of live cinema: film screenings augmented through live performance or immersive elements, including site-specific locations, technological intervention and digital participation.

The world-leading Live Cinema Summit will take place over two days at Doc/Fest 2018, and will include:


Panel sessions with international exhibitors, funders, archives. filmmakers, artists and academic experts in the field of live cinema

Behind the scenes artist and producer talks reflecting Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018’s live Film and Alternate Realities events

Networking reception for all Summit ticket holders and Festival Passholders

World Premiere of Reeps One: We Speak Music, Live, commissioned by Live Cinema UK as part of the Live Cinema Talent Pool.

Focussed workshops and informal meet-up opportunities with key international exhibitors, funders and artists

Two further World Premiere Special Events as part of the 2018 Doc/Fest programme (to be announced 3rd May 2018).


Access to the Live Cinema Summit is included in the full Festival Pass. To purchase your Festival Pass, click here.

Day passes for the Live Cinema Summit are available now, including all panels and workshops at the Live Cinema Summit on 8 – 9 June ONLY + selected evening events: £88+VAT. Click here to purchase your Live Cinema Summit ticket.

The Live Cinema Summit at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 is produced in partnership with Live Cinema UK, The Live Cinema Network, King’s College London and the University of Brighton, and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.