Jeanie Finlay and Freddy McConnell in conversation during Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019, for the European Premiere of Seahorse

Calling all filmmakers based in the North! We are delighted to announce our new Film Programme strand, Northern Focus.

Northern Focus is a new strand with a focus on films made by filmmakers and artists based in the North of England. This new strand is part of our commitment to champion, support and share new works by talents rooted in the following counties:

Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Tyne and Wear and Yorkshire.

We welcome documentary and non-fiction films of all lengths and forms. This selection will be proud to world premiere films by Northern-based talent, so please note that we can only accept works that have not been shown theatrically or online prior to June 2021. 

The application process is the same for all films entries to our 2021 Film Programme, regardless of which strand you wish to be considered for. More information on how to enter your project, entry guidelines, fees and deadlines can be found HERE.

More information about the Northern Focus strand will be available in due course.

If you have any enquiries regarding the Northern Focus strand, please email our Film Programme team at films@sheffdocfest.com.

 

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