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!



ITV Drinks

17:00–18:30 / ITV Showroom Bar

The ITV Factual team invites delegates to raise a glass to documentaries at ITV Showroom Bar.

Festival pass holders only



BBC Arts Drinks

18:30–21:00 / Tamper Sellers Wheel

The BBC remains a byword for excellence in arts programming and creative documentary strands in Britain and around the globe. The BBC Arts Commissioning Team and channel executives from across the BBC, invite you to share ideas over a drink and hear more about the 2019 plans of landmark arts strand Arena – a watermark for maverick, original arts programmes – in addition to wider plans for BBC arts programming.

Festival pass holders only


Sheffield Doc/Fest Awards

21:00–22:30 / Netflix Crucible Studio

As this year’s festival edition draws to a close, we honour the very best of the fest, including the reveal of our Audience Award winner as chosen by you. Come along to celebrate some of the talent we’ve been proud to host this year.

Festival pass holders only


Closing Night Party

22:00–02:00 / The Leadmill

Nobody likes saying goodbye, but alas, it’s that time. It’s your last chance to make those connections you hadn’t had the courage to make before, and dance the night away as we celebrate another year of Doc/Fest.

Festival pass holders only