Thursday 6 June

Opening Night Drinks

21:30-01:00 / Crystal Bar

Welcome to Sheffield! We’re glad you’ve joined us. Come along for a drink and a catch up with old friends and new, following the screening of our opening night film: Diego Maradona.

Festival pass holders only


Friday 7 June

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. Tickets here


Saturday 8 June

WHAM! British Tropical Summer Party at the Doc Society Clubhouse

21:00–02:00 / DINA

Back by popular demand!... Let me take you to the place where membership’s a smiling face... brush shoulders with the (documentary) stars. Where strangers take you by the hand and welcome you to their (British) wonderland from beneath their Panamas. Club Doc Soc drinks are cheap, fun and there’s enough sunshine for everyone. All delegates welcome, arrive early for a cocktail on the house. Suntan not included.

Festival pass holders only


The Lovers Table (Part 2): Presented by 4:3 x Sheffield Doc/Fest

22:00–02:00 / Hope Works / £10

4:3 and Sheffield Doc/Fest are proud to present Part 2 of The Lovers Table; The Lovers Party. Join us in celebration of love and resistance, featuring Prestige Pak, Louise Chen and Boiler Room DJs. Part 1 of The Lovers Table is hosted in the Crucible Theatre.

Open to all. Tickets here


Sunday 9 June 

Shapes That Move: The Party

22:00–02:00 / Theatre Deli / £5

Shapes That Move is a wide-lensed, intersectional feminist focus in our film programme, that brings to the foreground the collaborative power of those who have turned the act of filmmaking into an act of solidarity. Our afterparty, curated by Jade Jackman and Aleksandra Bilic, features a live stream DJ set by Nesa Azadikhah from Deep House Tehran, and live DJ sets from Nadine Artois of Pxssy Palace, Manuka Honey and Sippin' T. There will also be a chill out room featuring films from the curators, Jess Kohl, Laura Kirwan-Ashman + more, plus a genderless nail bar by Fuego Nails.

Open to all. Tickets here


Acme Films presents: Rodney P’s House Party (with special guest DJ Charlie Sloth)

22:00–02:00 / DINA

The Godfather of British Rap (and Acme Films’ documentary presenter) Rodney P is bringing the house party vibe to Sheffield. With Rodney on the mic and DJs Charlie Sloth (Beats 1) and Jordss (Rinse FM, Reprezent Radio) plus guests dropping hip hop, grime and legendary bangers, this is a party not to missed.

Festival pass holders only


Monday 10 June

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



Tuesday 11 June

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