2022 Festival Report & Highlights

Our 2022 Festival Report is here! Take a closer look at Sheffield DocFest 2022, and revisit some of our best moments.
Published on September 8

Festival of the Mind

Festival of the Mind takes place across Sheffield from 15 – 25 September. We're pleased to present a selection of three films from our 2022 Film Programme, screening for free at the Spiegeltent on Thursday 22 September.
Published on September 1

Announcing Raul Niño Zambrano as Acting Creative Director for 2023

Announcing Raul Niño Zambrano as Acting Creative Director for 2023; Sheffield DocFest moves to new leadership model and commences open search for Managing Director.
Published on August 17

Sylvia Bednarz joins The Grierson Trust as Managing Director

The Board and Team at Sheffield DocFest congratulates Sylvia Bednarz, our Partnerships & Operations Director, on her new appointment as Managing Director of The Grierson Trust.
Published on July 28

2023 dates announced and Lightning Passes on sale

Following this year’s hugely successful festival, we are delighted to announce the dates for Sheffield DocFest 2023 with Lightning Passes now on sale.
Published on July 27

Alternate Realities Exhibition Continues...

Our Alternate Realities main exhibition continues until 24 July at Site Gallery, Sheffield. Experience a range of works that are currently leading the field of experimental documentary making. Free and open to all.
Published on June 30

2022 Awards Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce this year’s winners presented during the awards ceremony at Sheffield City Hall’s Memorial Hall this evening, the Festival’s closing night.
Published on June 28

Roadmaps - Finding your way at #SheffDocFest2022

Whether you're an emerging filmmaker or interested in finance and funding, utilise these useful roadmaps to plan the key events for you to attend at Sheffield DocFest 2022.
Published on June 24

2022 Jury Members Announced

We are delighted to announce the Juries for this years’ International Competition, International First Feature Competition, International Short Film Competition, the Tim Hetherington Award and the Alternate Realities Award.
Published on June 21

Youth Jury Select Their Highlights

With the festival opening this week, we spoke to a few members of this year's Youth Jury to talk about their experiences of DocFest so far, and ask them what they're looking forward to.
Published on June 19

Industry Day Passes now on sale

There's only 1 week to go before Sheffield DocFest returns for its 29th edition, and we celebrate with our Opening Night presentation of Brett Morgen's acclaimed David Bowie doc Moonage Daydream. Can't attend the full festival but don't want to miss out? Don't worry, the Industry Day Pass is now on sale which gives you full Industry access for one day.
Published on June 16

FOCUS: Filmmaker Talent

Sheffield DocFest and Guest Curator, Asif Kapadia, have invited six filmmakers to make a short documentary, in and around Sheffield, during the Festival.
Published on June 16

2022 Sheffield DocFest Festival Guide

Discover the films, artworks events presented as part of the Film Programme, Alternate Realities exhibitions and Talks & Sessions. Plus, browse the full festival schedule and find out vital information about this year's Industry Programme including Marketplace and Talent.
Published on June 15

Announcing our full programme for Sheffield DocFest 2022

We're thrilled to announce our full Film Programme, Alternate Realities, Industry Programme and Talks & Sessions. Explore the programme now, and ‘ReConnect’ with documentary - and each other - in Sheffield, 23-28 June.
Published on May 31

Announcing our 2022 International Competition

We're thrilled to announce our 2022 International Competition, made up of 5 world premieres and 4 international premieres, featuring cinematic and thought-provoking documentaries - representing Australia, Brazil, Lebanon, Mexico, Poland, Spain, UK, US, and Ukraine - which engage with reality from a multitude of perspectives.
Published on May 26

Meet our Amplify Talents

Meet the 8 production professionals that make up our 2022 Amplify: Production Talent cohort.
Published on May 25

Alternate Realities Talents Announced

We're proud to announce the 2022 cohort of Alternate Realities Talent Artists. Meet the 9 artists/teams that we believe represent huge potential for development and artistic impact within the ‘Alternate Realities’ space.
Published on May 25

Football Players Wanted

We’re women* and non-binary football players to take part in a 3-sided co-operative football match organised by Feminist Exchange Network at Sheffield DocFest 2022. The match will take place Thursday 23 June at Sheffield Amphitheatre. Register your interest here.

Published on May 25

Banijay UK Emerging Talent Bursary

***APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED***Banijay UK is proud to support emerging talent across the television industry and is delighted to offer 35 emerging creatives a bursary to attend Sheffield DocFest 23-28 June.
Published on May 24

Announcing our Ukraine focus: ‘Password: Palianytsia’

In solidarity with Ukraine, we're proud to announce ‘Password: Palianytsia’ a collaborative documentary programme with Docudays UA, which will launch the British Council and Ukrainian Institute’s ‘UK/Ukraine Season of Culture’ with the World Premiere of Babylon’13’s One Day in Ukraine.
Published on May 19

Announcing Opening Night Film: Moonage Daydream

We're delighted to announce our Opening Night Film, the ‘People’s Premiere’ of Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream taking place at City Hall - 50 years since David Bowie first played the historic Sheffield music venue in June 1972.
Published on May 17

Alternate Realities Commission: Feminist Economics Football

Announcing our 2022 Alternate Realities commission: Feminist Economics Football: A Cooperative Game for Sheffield. Sign-up to take part in a unique game of football on the first day of the festival on 23 June 2022.
Published on May 11

Take part in DocHost

DocHost invites local residents to host filmmakers and artists who are attending the Festival, in their homes between 23 - 28 June 2022. Sign-up to host, or be hosted!
Published on May 11

A Documentary Journey with Asif Kapadia

We are delighted to reveal Guest Curator, Asif Kapadia’s selection of films that will form part of his contribution to this year’s Festival.
Published on May 9

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