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Announcement: Cíntia Gil has left her position as Festival Director

International Documentary Festival Sheffield announces Cíntia Gil has left her position as Festival Director
Published on August 20

Wishing goodbye – and congratulations! – to Deputy Director Melanie Iredale

We wish goodbye and our sincerest congratulations to our Deputy Director Melanie Iredale who has been announced as the incoming Director of Birds Eye View.
Published on August 10

Take a look at our 2021 Festival Report

The 28th edition in review – have a read through our Festival Report to find out everything you need to know about Sheffield DocFest 2021.
Published on July 27

Join us at Cannes Film Festival

Join us at Cannes in July for a showcase four works in progress, a spotlight a project in development and a DocTalk.
Published on June 23

Announcing the DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes film commissions

Commissioned by Sheffield DocFest as part of the DocFest Exchange, the Beyond Our Own Eyes film commissions are 3 new works by artists April Lin 林森, Gregory Herbert and Hermione Spriggs that invite us to come closer to our more-than-human neighbours.
Published on October 14

DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes programme to tour to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit

As delegates gather for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Sheffield DocFest will bring its DocFest Exchange to the city.
Published on October 12

Listen Again to Right on Time Radio

Commissioned and Curated by Soukaina Aboulaoula for the Sheffield DocFest Arts Programme 2021, Right on Time Radio was a temporary web radio station which aired daily during the festival from 4 - 13 June. Listen again now.
Published on July 14

Thank you for joining us at Sheffield DocFest 2021

We would like to say thank you to all of you who joined us here in Sheffield, across cinemas in the UK, and online for the 28th edition of our festival.
Published on June 22

Sheffield DocFest 2021 Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the award winners for the 28th edition of Sheffield DocFest.
Published on June 12

Northern Ireland Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

With support from Northern Ireland Screen the Northern Ireland delegation will attend Sheffield to connect with international audiences, co-producers and financiers. Meet the team.
Published on June 10

German Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

What is ‘german documentaries’? ‘german documentaries’ is the international label for the promotion of German documentary films abroad. Meet the German Delegation.
Published on June 10

Scottish Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

The Scottish Delegation of film and television producers, filmmakers, and financiers come (virtually!) to Sheffield to connect with audiences and the industry, and to promote their films and Scotland as a first-class place for documentary filmmaking and co-production. Meet the team.
Published on June 8

Irish Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

With the support of Screen Ireland, an Irish delegation of producers and directors will make online connections with international industry representatives and experts. Meet the team.
Published on June 8

Sheffield DocFest Arts Programme 2021

Sheffield DocFest is an international film and arts festival with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as a collective form of engagement.
Published on June 5

Chilean Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

Chile comes to Sheffield in one of its best moments for Chilean documentaries, that is why we are proud to announce the Chilean Spotlight that will be held at Sheffield DocFest platform with the highlights of Chilean documentary cinema in recent years.
Published on June 3

Northern Norwegian Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

A delegation from Northern Norway attends the festival to connect with colleagues and international audiences and financiers. Meet our filmmakers. The delegation is hosted by Nordnorsk Filmsenter AS (NNFS) – Norway’s oldest regional film centre, established in 1981. We work closely with the filmmakers to develop the film industry in Northern Norway.
Published on June 2

DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes

We're excited to announce our full programme of films, talks, workshops and audio walks for this year’s DocFest Exchange.
Published on June 2

French Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

Sixteen companies, all members of UniFrance, join the delegation to present 35 exciting projects at Sheffield DocFest. Let's meet them.
Published on June 1

Philippines Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the national film agency responsible for implementing policies and programs to ensure the economic, cultural, and educational development of the Philippine film industry. This year, FDCP brings seven projects to Sheffield DocFest to connect with industry representatives and create partnerships.
Published on June 1

Welsh Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

Ffilm Cymru Wales is the development agency for Welsh film, dedicated to advancing and sustaining a strong film industry for Wales. Meet the team.
Published on May 28

Meet our 2021 Jurors

We’re proud to announce our team of jurors for our International Competition, UK Competition and Awards...
Published on May 28

Paula Gaitán retrospective on DAFilms

We're proud to present an online retrospective of Brazilian filmmaker Paula Gaitán, screening online at DAFilms.
Published on May 25

The Schools Programme

The Schools Programme at Sheffield DocFest is a new, free mini festival especially for Schools and other educational providers for children and young people aged 5-19 in Sheffield.
Published on May 24

New Arts commissions: Alex Tyson’s The Registry and Right on Time Radio

We're pleased to announce new commissions as part of our Arts Programme.
Published on May 6

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