Doc/Fest’s parties and receptions are the essential events in the industry calendar for bringing the documentary family together, with the chance to meet new collaborators over a drink and on the dance floor. You never know who you’ll meet...

Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast

10:00-11:00 / Doc/Fest Exchange

Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees. Get there quick – visit Oatly on Tudor Square daily from 10am, complimentary coffee only available whilst stock lasts!



Thai Delegation Drinks Reception

18:00-19:30 / Tamper Sellers Wheel

You’re invited to a networking drinks reception hosted by DITP to celebrate the first filmmaker delegation from Thailand to attend Sheffield Doc/Fest. Meet the renowned filmmakers representing Thailand to discuss possible future collaborations over a drink.

Festival pass holders only


Meet the Alternate Territories Delegation Drinks

18:30-20:00 / Site Gallery Cafe

Working with British Council, the Alternate Realities team welcome a group of curators, artists and cultural influencers from around the world, who work with interactive and immersive art forms, to the festival. Join the Alternate Territories delegation at Site Gallery Cafe for a drink.

Festival pass holders only


Exploring the Archives – FOCAL International Drinks

19:00-20:30 / Winter Garden

Archives are the future of storytelling. Come meet the FOCAL team and our unique Archive Libraries and Researcher members from across the globe for drinks. Find out how to delve into the world’s incredible film and TV archives to unearth discoveries for your next project. The future of production lies in the past.

Festival pass holders only


Lisbon Beat: The After Party

22:00-02:00 / Theatre Deli / £10

Vasco Viana and Rita Maia’s Lisbon Beat is a journey around Lisbon’s suburbs through the lives of a handful of musicians establishing their place in a city of complex identity struggles. We’ll be bringing the sounds of Lisbon’s underground to Sheffield, with DJ Rita Maia and special guests.

Open to all