We’re proud to present 7 juried awards at this years festival, 42 nominated films, and 24 jurors.
Continuing our spirit of celebrating plurality of voices both on screen and behind the camera. Films across the programme originate from a record 47 countries of production, and 57% of competition titles are directed or co-directed by female filmmakers. The Award Ceremony will take place on Tuesday June 11 at 9pm.
The festival will be a portal to infinite identities and horizons, brooding epics are punctuated by illuminous scenes, worlds contract to minutes, moments expand to hours, and hearts will thump out of time. Here are this year’s nominees and jurors.
Grand Jury Award
The award honours films that best display excellence in style, substance and approach to documentary filmmaking.
Diego Maradona / Asif Kapadia / UK
A Dog Called Money / Seamus Murphy / Ireland, UK
For Sama / Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts / Syria, UK
Midnight Traveller / Hassan Fazili / Afghanistan
Mike Wallace Is Here / Avi Belkin / USA
Midnight Family / Luke Lorentzen / USA
Supported by MUBI
The award champions bold new creative forms of non-fiction cinema and artists’ film.
While We Are Here / Clarissa Campolina, Luiz Pretti / Brazil
Rushing Green With Horses / Ute Aurand / Germany
The Hottest August / Brett Story / Canada
Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You. / Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese / Lesotho, Germany, Qatar
No Data Plan / Miko Revereza / Philippines
Fordlandia Malaise / Susana de Sousa Dias / Portugal
The Tim Hetherington Award
Supported by Dogwoof
The award recognizes a film and filmmaker which best reflects journalist Tim Hetherington’s legacy.
One Child Nation / Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang / China, USA
Border South / Raul O. Paz Pastrana / Mexico, USA
Sumercé / Victoria Solano / Colombia
The Edge of Democracy / Petra Costa / Brazil
Dark Suns / Julien Elie / Canada
Your Turn / Eliza Capai / Brazil
The award honors the best new international non-fiction film, challenging global perspectives and bringing audiences to the heart of the story.
MOTHER / Kristof Bilsen / Belgium
Earth / Nikolaus Geyrhalter / Austria
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch / Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky / Canada
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary / Ben Berman / USA
The Black Tree / Máximo Ciambella, Damián Coluccio / Argentina
BLOCK / Victoria Alvares, Quentin Delaroche / Brazil, France
The award presents the best short films in the festival, made by emerging and established filmmakers from around the world.
Ghosts of Sugar Land / Bassam Tariq / USA
Black to Techno / Jenn Nkiru / UK, USA
Wild Berries / Marianna Vas, Hedda Bednarszky, Romulus Balazs / Hungary, Romania
If You Knew / Stroma Cairns / UK
America / Garrett Bradley / USA
Misericordia / Xavier Marrades / Spain
New Talent Award
The award discovers and honors the future of documentary film, celebrating new talent and fresh perspectives.
About Love / Archana Atul Phadke / India
Talking About Adultery / Bara Jichova Tyson / Czech Republic, USA
The Fortress / Andres Torres / Colombia
What We Left Unfinished / Mariam Ghani / USA, Afghanistan, Qatar
La Vida En Común / Ezequiel Yanco / Argentina
Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore / Imogen Putler, Monika Baran / UK, Poland
The award is selected by six of the UK’s most passionate young documentary lovers to celebrate non-fiction for young audiences.
Baracoa / Pablo Briones, The Moving Picture Boys / Argentina, USA
Jawline / Liza Mandelup / USA
Seahorse / Jeanie Finlay / UK
Searching Eva / Pia Hellenthal / Germany
Romantic Comedy / Elizabeth Sankey / UK
Los Reyes / Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff / Chile
The award is voted for by you, the Sheffield Doc/Fest audience, recognising the film that receives the highest audience vote during the festival. In memory of Dr Clifford Shaw.