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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

Discounted Passes for Sheffield DocFest 2022

Want to attend Sheffield DocFest 2022? We have a limited number of discounted passes available to members and alumni of selected partner organisations. Check out the full list of organisations to see if you're eligible for a discount Festival Pass.
Published on May 8

Get to know us

Meet our wonderful team members and find out more about the people behind Sheffield DocFest.
Published on May 3

The Associated Press 1-Minute Archive Film Competition

The Associated Press is calling on filmmakers to create a 1-minute film using footage from its archive. One film will receive a prize of £1,000, whilst the top three entries will get to see their short film on the big screen at this year’s edition of Sheffield DocFest - taking place 23-28 June 2022. All short films must be submitted by Thursday 26 May.
Published on April 29

Production Talent – Where are they now?

Are you an early-career production professional interested in elevating your career, and connecting with UK production company executives at Sheffield DocFest 2022? Hear what participants of our UK Broadcast Production Talent Market (now Amplify: Production Talent) have to say about their experience at the festival.
Published on April 11

Volunteer with us

Volunteer applications are open for Sheffield DocFest 2022. Interested in taking part? Hear what some of our DocCrew alumni have to say about their experience volunteering with us.
Published on April 5

Channel 4 First Cut Pitch

***Applications are now CLOSED for the Channel 4 x Sheffield DocFest First Cut Pitch. Five new directors will get the chance to pitch at our festival in June, and the winner will receive a commission from Channel 4. Apply by Sunday 24 April 2022.
Published on March 31

BBC Three Northern Docs Pitch

**Applications are now CLOSED for this year's BBC Three Northern Docs Pitch 2022, hosted in partnership with the BBC.
Published on March 8

Meet our 2022 Youth Jury

Our Youth Jury programme is back for its 16th year. We are delighted to introduce you to the five young film enthusiasts who make up this year's Youth Jury.
Published on March 3

Introducing our team of Programme Consultants and Advisers

We are delighted to announce our team of Programme Consultants and Advisers who have already started work on this year's festival selections, under the leadership of our new Head of Film Programmes, Raul Niño Zambrano.
Published on March 1

Introducing our Industry team members

Introducing to our team: Charlie Phillips as Executive Producer - Industry Participation; Charlotte Reekers as Senior Industry Producer for the 2022 edition; and Sophie Duncan as Industry Programme Coordinator.
Published on March 1

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