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!


Drinks with the Nordics

17:30–19:00 / Ambulo at Millennium Gallery

Scandinavian Films and Nordisk Panorama are delighted to welcome industry delegates to Ambulo at Millennium Gallery. Join them for drinks and to meet the Nordic talent presenting their films and projects at the festival and the MeetMarket, alongside the Nordic film institutes.

Festival pass holders only



UKTV Networking Drinks

18:00–19:30 / Curzon Rooftop

Join UKTV’s commissioners for drinks at Curzon Rooftop. It will be an opportunity to meet the team responsible for the broadcaster’s growing slate of factual and factual entertainment UKTV Originals and network with festival delegates.

Festival pass holders only


Polish Docs Pro Drinks

19:00–20:30 / ITV Showroom Bar

Come and meet the Polish Docs Pro Team and get to know their brand new TVP and Krakow Film Foundation initiative. Find out more about new Polish documentary projects in development and production and explore possible co-productions and partnerships within the Polish documentary industry.

Festival pass holders only



Irish Delegation Reception

20:00–21:30 / Winter Garden

Screen Ireland is delighted to invite you to the Irish Delegation Drinks at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The event celebrates the Irish work screening at the festival and provides the opportunity to meet and network with the Irish delegation of filmmakers in attendance.

Festival pass holders only



Halo Drinks

20:30–22:00 / Curzon Rooftop

You are invited to join Halo to watch the sun go down with a few drinks on Curzon’s rooftop bar. Members of Halo’s team will be on hand to talk docs and offer advice on any post-production queries.

Festival pass holders only


Channel 4 Party

21:30–02:00 / Crystal Bar

Come and join the C4 team for chat, dance and a drink...

Festival pass holders only