Host a filmmaker during Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 and receive 2 Doc/Lovers wristbands!

As part of our aim to make Sheffield Doc/Fest as accessible as possible, we are for the second year rolling out a budget accommodation initiative, aimed at emerging filmmakers. Doc/Host aims to ease the financial barriers of travelling and staying in Sheffield.

What is Doc/Host?

Doc/Host is a connecting service to pair emerging documentary makers/creatives with Sheffield residents who can offer accommodation during the festival. For emerging makers who are not currently earning above the UK Living Wage (£10.55 per hour in London, £9 elsewhere), we want to do all we can to ensure Festival participation. Sheffield locals can play a key role in making Sheffield's international documentary festival more inclusive and exciting, by hosting a maker in their home between 5-12 June 2019.

How does it work?

Want to assist in helping an emerging doc maker/creative be inspired by and connect with others attending Sheffield Doc/Fest and grow their career?

To be part of Doc/Host you’ll need:

  • Live within 4 miles of Sheffield’s Tudor Square
  • A spare, self-contained bedroom for your guest
  • A willingness to be a friendly host to a filmmaker between 5-11 June 2019

In exchange for a confirmed filmmaker and host accommodation pairing for the Festival, Doc/Fest will provide you with two (2) Doc/Lover wristbands giving each wearer access to 12 films of their choice, depending on availability, in the programme.

For hosts, Doc/Host gives local residents the chance to take part in and contribute to Doc/Fest and will make a meaningful difference in supporting documentary storytelling from a wider range of voices.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in hosting a doc maker/creative during Sheffield Doc/Fest, you'll need to complete our Doc/Host application form by clicking here.

If you a filmmaker interested in applying for Doc/Host, click here

Need more info?

To see more info about the Doc/Host initiative, click here

Or contact Magda on our Hospitality team at hospitality [at]

Or give us a call at the Doc/Fest office on +44 (0) 114 276 5141 if you have any queries.