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Introducing our new senior team members

Introducing to our team: Raul Niño Zambrano as Head of Film Programmes; Francesca Panetta as Alternate Realities Curator; and Sarah Mosses & John-Paul Pierrot of Together Films agency to lead on the 2022 Festival’s Marketing & Audience strategy and campaign.
Published on January 5

Applications for our 2022 Youth Jury are now open

Take part in our 2022 Youth Jury programme. Meet key industry figures, curate a selection of films for the Festival and select the winner of the Youth Jury Award.
Published on December 21

Alternate Realities Tour – SET Woolwich

In collaboration with SET Woolwich, we're delighted to announce a group exhibition comprising selected artworks from our 2021 programme.
Published on December 15

Diaspora Multimedia Hub Showcase

Join us for a showcase of work made by local first-time filmmakers, and hear the stories they have to tell about our city and the people that live in it.
Published on December 4

Alternate Realities Tour – Salon Event #2

Join us for the second of our salon events, presented with The Cooper Gallery as part of our Alternate Realities winter tour.
Published on December 2

Alternate Realities Tour – Salon Screening #1

We're delighted to announce the participating artists in our touring Alternate Realities programme, and invite you to join us for our first event.
Published on November 18

Our Alternate Realities Tour returns this winter

We're delighted to announce the return of our Alternate Realities touring programme this winter.
Published on November 10

Announcing our 2022 Leadership Team

We are delighted to welcome film festival luminary Clare Stewart as Interim CEO and Academy and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia as Guest Curator for the next edition of Sheffield DocFest. 
Published on October 26

We're open for entries to our 2022 Film and Alternate Realities programmes

We welcome both Film and Alternate Realities entries to the 29th edition of our festival.
Published on October 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

2021 Marketplace Projects & Teams Announced

Today we announce 55 projects selected for the MeetMarket (for features and series) and 22 projects for the Arts Talent Market (for new media works).
Published on April 27

In Conversation with Charlotte Jarvis

Our Arts Programme Curator Herb Shellenberger caught up with artist Charlotte Jarvis about her background, previous works and the development of In Posse.
Published on March 25

Introducing our 2021 Marketplace Assessors

Meet the industry experts who took part in the MeetMarket & Arts Talent Market Assessment process.
Published on March 18

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