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2023 Festival Report

Our 2023 Festival Report is here! In the report, we take a look back at our 30th anniversary edition and reflect on some of the achievements of the festival. Read the full report here.
Published on November 2

Open Call for MeetMarket Preselectors

**Applications are now closed**We are seeking expressions of interest from those living and working in the UK with a minimum three years experience in areas such as film and TV production, film markets/forums, film financing, film fund, film sales, film or TV commissioning to preselect projects submitted for our 2024 MeetMarket.
Published on August 31

Announcing 2023 Sheffield DocFest Award Winners and an Increase On Delegate Attendance Figures

As our 30th Edition comes to a close, we're thrilled to announce this year’s winners presented during the Awards Ceremony, supported by Adobe, at Sheffield’s Crucible Playhouse on Sunday 18 June 2023. 
Published on June 18

Supporting New Talent During the 30th Edition of Sheffield DocFest

We are excited to announce the filmmakers selected to participate in the Filmmaker Challenge; the four pitches - Channel 4 First Cut Pitch, BBC Storyville Development Pitch, The Whickers Pitch and The Podcast Pitch; along with our 2023 jury members. Join us at our 30th edition of the festival  to ‘Spark Curiosity’ with documentary - and each other - in Sheffield, 14-19 June 2023.
Published on May 31

Announcing our full Industry programme for Sheffield DocFest 2023

We are pleased to reveal our full Industry Programme for the 30th edition of Sheffield DocFest which completes our full festival line up. This year we are ‘Sparking Curiosity’ with documentary - and each other - in Sheffield, 14-19 June 2023.
Published on May 17

2023 MeetMarket Projects

Explore the 48 international documentary projects selected to pitch at the 18th edition of our flagship pitching forum, the MeetMarket. The event will take place on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 of June 2023.
Published on April 25

Welcoming Senior Team Members & Alternate Realities Advisory Committee

Welcoming Beccy Ashdown as Talks & Sessions Senior Producer; Lisa Brook as Festival Marketing & Communications Lead; Verity Nalley as Alternate Realities Consultant; and meet our Alternate Realities Advisory Committee, who will be reviewing and selecting projects for our 2023 Alternate Realities Exhibition.
Published on March 16

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

The Channel 4 First Cut Pitch is back!

Want to get your new documentary in front of Channel 4? Five new directors will have the chance to pitch their 60' film at the First Cut Pitch at our festival this June and one winner will walk away with a commission. Apply by Sunday 2 April 2023.
Published on March 10

Future Producer School

**Applications now closed**
Future Producer School, created by Sheffield DocFest and Bungalow Town Productions, has returned! Future Producer School aims to develop industry partnerships and provide industry knowledge and experience to up-and-coming producers that have the ambition to become international feature documentary producers.
Published on January 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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