• D E E P Live

    D E E P is a compilation of experimental shorts, web videos, and art pieces unearthed from the darker side of the internet, curated by filmmaker Chris Osborn. This year, Doc/Fest is proud to present a special IRL presentation of new, mindbending D E E P shorts that blur the line between narrative and nonfiction.

    The selection includes:

    Mat Dryhurst, Holly Herndon - “Eternal” - USA
    Micaela Durand & Daniel Chew, first (2019)
    Joe Stankus, I’ve Never Been A Fisherman (2018) - USA
    Karissa Hahn, Please Step Out Of The Frame (2018) - USA
    Marnie Ellen Hertzler, Hi I Need To Be Loved (2018) - USA
    Annelise Ogaard, The Body Heals (2017) - USA
    Ja’Tovia Gary, Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE) (2017) - USA
    Christopher Radcliff, Lost Episode (2019) - USA
    John Wilson, The Road To Magnasanti (2017) - USA

  • Sng, Paul
    Sng, Paul

    Director/Producer, Velvet Joy Productions

  • Gee, Adam
    Gee, Adam

    Commissioning Editor, Red Bull Media House

  • University of Stirling Drinks

    Kick off your Saturday night with drinks courtesy of the production team from the University of Stirling. Find out more about their new factual television Masters, their one day Festival of Factual TV in October and meet staff and students in the fabulous Curzon Rooftop bar.

    Supported by University of Stirling

  • Marketplace Drinks

    Rounding off the Marketplace Summit and kicking off a new week of industry activity, Marketplace Drinks offers an opportunity to get to know Decision Makers and fellow documentary makers better. The event welcomes everyone involved in the Marketplace Summit, MeetMarket, Alternate Realities Talent Market, Doc/Player and all Marketplace initiatives. The Marketplace & Talent team will be present so do come by for a drink, say hello and tell us about your documentary projects – we’re here to help get them made!

  • Alternate Realities VR Cinema: Converging Sensibilities

    Our Virtual Reality Cinema this year is titled Converging Sensibilities. Step into the worlds and lives of others through a curated selection of powerful 360º video projects, presented as a collaborative experience, highlighting racial injustice, sexuality and modernism.

    We are pleased to be presenting it at the Sheffield Hallam Performance Lab. Projects are divided into themes as follows on five bookable playlists:
    Please note that you will need to make an advance booking to be able to attend one of the five bookable playlists.

    Faith & Family
    Hand in Hand: A story of faith and Friendship in Kumbh
    Girl Icon

    Mind & Body
    4 Feet: Blind Date
    Crackle Pop
    Potato Dreams

    Injustice & Courage
    Travelling While Black
    Accused Number 2: Walter Sisulu

    Art & Design
    Bauhaus in Bavaria
    The Dreams of Henri Rousseau

    Climate & Care
    The Curse of Palm Oil
    Le Lac
    The Atomic Tree

    The Virtual Reality Cinema is free and open to all, with advance booking required. These can be booked on the day of the event at the Alternate Realities Box Office on Site Gallery Square. Places are subject to availability.

    If you have any questions, or for booking, please contact the Doc/Fest Box office on boxoffice [at] sheffdocfest.com for information on availability.

  • Ward, Caroline
    Ward, Caroline

    Senior Research Associate, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (RCA)

  • Alternate Realities VR Cinema: Converging Sensibilities

    Our Virtual Reality Cinema this year is titled Converging Sensibilities. Step into the worlds and lives of others through a curated selection of powerful 360º video projects, presented as a collaborative experience, highlighting racial injustice, sexuality and modernism. Projects are divided into themes as follows on five bookable playlists:

    Faith & Family (36 mins)
    Hand in Hand: A story of faith and Friendship in Kumbh
    Girl Icon

    Mind & Body (55 mins)
    4 Feet: Blind Date
    Crackle Pop
    Potato Dreams

    Injustice & Courage (55 mins)
    Travelling While Black
    Accused Number 2: Walter Sisulu

    Art & Design (38 mins)
    Bauhaus in Bavaria
    The Dreams of Henri Rousseau

    Climate & Care (46 mins)
    The Curse of Palm Oil
    Le Lac
    The Atomic Tree

    The Virtual Reality Cinema is free and open to all, with advance booking required. These can be booked on the day of the event at the Alternate Realities Box Office on Site Gallery Square. Places are subject to availability.

    If you have any questions, or for booking, please contact the Doc/Fest Box office on boxoffice [at] sheffdocfest.com for information on availability.