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Opening Night Film: Tish

Paul Sng’s riveting portrait of Tish Murtha captures the passion and commitment of a trailblazing photographer who dedicated her life to recording the hopes, dreams and struggles of working-class communities in the industrial North East.

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Close up of Tish Murtha, a British social documentary photographer. Image credit: Ella Murtha

Competitions & Awards

Three competitions and three awards, including one voted for by you, the audience, make up this year’s exciting competitions section.

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122 films from around the world, exploring individual and collective lives, how we live, the world around us and the ways it is changing.

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If you can’t make Sheffield DocFest in person this year, you can still watch so many of the films online. 

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Alternate Realities

The Alternate Realities programme combines advances in technology with creativity and imagination to find new ways of exploring non-fiction.

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We bring the most exciting, cutting-edge, acclaimed and provocative talent to Sheffield DocFest to discuss their work.

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Sheffield DocFest in an essential date in the documentary calendar for all Industry.

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