Volunteer applications open

Interested in volunteering? Want to see how an international film and arts festival works? Join our DocCrew Volunteer Programme. With roles available across all areas of the festival, there's something for everyone. Find out more and get involved.
Published on March 16

Introducing our Film Programme Team, Programme Consultants & Advisers

We're thrilled to introduce our Film Programme Team, and team of Programme Consultants and Advisers, who will who will be selecting films for this year’s edition, set to take place 14-19 June 2023.
Published on February 20

Join the Sheffield DocFest Youth Jury!

Applications for our Youth Jury programme are open. Now in its 16th year, the programme offers five young film enthusiasts the opportunity to meet film industry experts, select films for the Festival, and choose the winner of the Youth Jury Award announced at the Sheffield DocFest Awards Ceremony!
Published on November 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet our Future Film Programmers

In collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, we are delighted to introduce this year's cohort of Future Film Programmers.
Published on January 27

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

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

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

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

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