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All nominations for our 2021 competitions and awards

We’re proud to announce all nominations for the Sheffield DocFest’s 2021 International Competition, UK Competition and Awards.
Published on May 17

Enjoy DocFest in cinemas around the UK

From Inverness to Brighton, Belfast to Cardiff, audiences from across the UK will be able to enjoy a number of titles from our Official Selection in their local independent cinema as part of Live From Sheffield.
Published on May 16

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

The full line-up of Rhyme & Rhythm titles

We're pleased to announce the full list of films that make up this year's Rhyme & Rhythm strand.
Published on April 29

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

UK Broadcast Production Talent Market

This year we'll run a new networking market to connect talent from around the UK with production company executives looking to expand their crews for future projects.
Published on April 26

Opening and closing film, plus selected titles from Into the World

We're delighted to announce that this year's festival will open with the European premiere of Summer of Soul and close with the world premiere of The Story of Looking, the latest film by Mark Cousins.
Published on April 22

Apply for the WaterBear Student Short Pitch

WaterBear are looking to award a proposal for a student short film with a £500 production grant and presentation of the completed film on the WaterBear platform. 
Published on April 15

Sheffield DocFest x Beyond Story Study Group

Announcing the World Records Study Group May sessions.
Published on April 15

Announcing our 2021 Retrospective

This year we will spotlight and celebrate the history of Black British screen culture - and we've asked a collection of talented curators to help us.
Published on March 31

Online Industry Passes are now available

2021 Online Industry Passes are now here, with an Early Bird Pass offer available until 11 May.
Published on March 31

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

Announcing our Arts Programme commission with Charlotte Jarvis

We're proud to announce, in partnership with Site Gallery, a new multi-media installation with commissioned artist Charlotte Jarvis.
Published on March 10

Introducing our artistic team for 2021

We're proud to announce the curatorial teams behind our 2021 Film, Arts and Exchange Programmes for the upcoming 28th edition of the festival.
Published on February 2

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