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Summer of Soul Screening Across the UK

Audiences from across the UK will be able to watch the European premiere of Summer of Soul simultaneously to audiences in Sheffield and online from their local independent cinema.
Published on May 24

Sheffield DocFest 2021 Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the award winners for the 28th edition of Sheffield DocFest.
Published on June 12

Northern Ireland Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

With support from Northern Ireland Screen the Northern Ireland delegation will attend Sheffield to connect with international audiences, co-producers and financiers. Our delegation consists of new and emerging talent alongside well-established documentary makers. Steeped in the challenging journalism and storytelling of Northern Ireland’s history, this cluster of companies and associated producers and directors are making a considerable impact in the international feature documentary arena. Don’t miss our Work in Progress Showcase and Ross McClean’s Untitled Hydebank Film at the MeetMarket.
Published on June 10

German Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

What is ‘german documentaries’? ‘german documentaries’ is the international label for the promotion of German documentary films abroad. An initiative of the AG DOK – the German Documentary Association and German Films Service + Marketing GmbH – ‘german documentaries’ presents German nonfiction films at international festivals and markets, and organises co-production meetings and film series. ‘german documentaries’ also publishes an annual catalogue featuring some 200 new films which are available for distribution worldwide.
Published on June 10

Scottish Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

The Scottish Delegation of film and television producers, filmmakers, and financiers come (virtually!) to Sheffield to connect with audiences and the industry, and to promote their films and Scotland as a first-class place for documentary filmmaking and co-production. Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland and delivers enhanced support for all aspects of Scotland’s screen sector. Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) is an internationally recognised documentary centre, specialising in documentary training, production, and distribution.

Coordinated by Screen Scotland and Scottish Documentary Institute
Published on June 8

Irish Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

With the support of Screen Ireland, an Irish delegation of producers and directors will make online connections with international industry representatives and experts. Recent Irish documentary successes include To the Moon (Dir: Tadhg O’Sullivan), Father of the Cyborgs (Dir: David Burke), Songs for While I’m Away (Dir: Emer Reynolds), The 8th (Dir: Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle), and A Dog Called Money (Dir: Seamus Murphy).

Published on June 8

ScreenSkills and Sheffield DocFest present: Unscripted TV Skills Fund – how it works

Unscripted TV Skills Fund – how it works
Published on June 8

Sheffield DocFest Arts Programme 2021

Sheffield DocFest is an international film and arts festival with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as a collective form of engagement.
Published on June 5

DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes – Collective Audio Interventions

We reveal our four commissioned audio pieces that are available to stream throughout the festival.
Published on June 5

Chilean Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

Chile comes to Sheffield in one of its best moments for Chilean documentaries, that is why we are proud to announce the Chilean Spotlight that will be held at Sheffield DocFest platform with the highlights of Chilean documentary cinema in recent years.
Published on June 3

Industry Sessions and Live Pitches

We have a wide range of online sessions for you to dive into and clue-up on the practical as well as the ethical aspects of making documentaries. No matter your level of experience, you'll find an array of sessions to pique your interest.
Published on June 3

Northern Norwegian Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

A delegation from Northern Norway attends the festival to connect with colleagues and international audiences and financiers. Meet our filmmakers. The delegation is hosted by Nordnorsk Filmsenter AS (NNFS) – Norway’s oldest regional film centre, established in 1981. We work closely with the filmmakers to develop the film industry in Northern Norway.
Published on June 2

DocFest Exchange: Beyond Our Own Eyes

We're excited to announce our full programme of films, talks, workshops and audio walks for this year’s DocFest Exchange.
Published on June 2

French Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

Sixteen companies, all members of UniFrance, join the delegation to present 35 exciting projects at Sheffield DocFest. Let's meet them.
Published on June 1

Philippines Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the national film agency responsible for implementing policies and programs to ensure the economic, cultural, and educational development of the Philippine film industry. This year, FDCP brings seven projects to Sheffield DocFest to connect with industry representatives and create partnerships. Watch out for ‘CUTS PH’, ‘Futu Ana Fuki’, ‘Lasang Ug Lumad (Lumads and Woodlands)’, ‘Last Time I Held Your Hands’, ‘Leading Lady’, ‘People of the Lake’, and ‘The Invisibles’.
Published on June 1

Welsh Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

Ffilm Cymru Wales is the development agency for Welsh film, dedicated to advancing and sustaining a strong film industry for Wales. Meet the team.
Published on May 28

Sign up for Thesmophoria - a free workshop series

Join Charlotte Jarvis' reimagining of Thesmophoria, a secret Ancient Greek festival celebrating harvest and fertility.
Published on May 28

Meet our 2021 Jurors

We’re proud to announce our team of jurors for our International Competition, UK Competition and Awards...
Published on May 28

Paula Gaitán retrospective on DAFilms

We're proud to present an online retrospective of Brazilian filmmaker Paula Gaitán, screening online at DAFilms.
Published on May 25

The Schools Programme

The Schools Programme at Sheffield DocFest is a new, free mini festival especially for Schools and other educational providers for children and young people aged 5-19 in Sheffield.
Published on May 24

Funder & Commissioner Speed Meets

Documentary funders and factual broadcast commissions are calling out for new, emerging and established filmmakers to pitch themselves and their documentary projects in 1-2-1 virtual speed meetings during the festival this year.

Published on May 20

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

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