• 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!

  • UP: a Longitudinal Case Study

    First broadcast in 1964 the Up series was one of the first unscripted observational documentaries and is widely regarded as one the greatest factual series of all time. For more than 50 years this social experiment has followed its fourteen subjects, selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain. The production team and contributors talk about the making of the series: how it all begin, the filmmaker/contributor relationship and plans for the future.

    Supported by ITV

  • Chang, Mandy
    Chang, Mandy

    Commissioning Editor BBC Storyville & Factual Acquisitions, BBC

  • Cutts, Joe
    Cutts, Joe

    Alternate Realities Programmer & Producer, Sheffield Doc/Fest

  • Changing Visions of Home

    Home movies take up a strange space in archives; they offer insight into lives, but are often clumsily made and aimless. This special film programme features archive clips of middle class films of holidays and picnics in the 1950s, video of childhood moments, to the future of mass media in vlogs, to show how style and aims of films have changed in response to technological advancements. Join the curators, Barbican Young Programmers, for screening and Q&A.

    No festival pass or ticket required. All events at Doc/Fest Exchange are free and open to all.

  • Polish Docs Pro Drinks

    Come and meet the Polish Docs Pro Team and get to know their brand new TVP and Krakow Film Foundation initiative. Find out more about new Polish documentary projects in development and production and explore possible co-productions and partnerships within the Polish documentary industry.

    Supported by Polish Docs Pro

  • Alternate Realities VR Cinema: Converging Sensibilities

    Converging Sensibilities is the Alternate Realities Virtual Reality Cinema for 2019, allowing you to 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 this year to be presenting our Virtual Reality Cinema at the Sheffield Hallam Performance Lab. Projects are divided into themes as wide-ranging as 'Family and Faith', 'The World of the Artist' and 'Racial Injustice', and by booking onto specific themes you will see 2 or 3 projects within a grouping.

    The programme consists of the following films that have been curated in to 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
    Traveling 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

    For further information on this programme, please click here

    All projects are free but require booking.

    The Alternate Realities exhibition is free and open to all, with advance booking required for specific projects: the Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences in Site Gallery; the 360 screenings in the Igloo Dome on Site Gallery Square; the VR Cinema screenings at the Performance Lab. 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.

  • Alternate Realities VR Cinema: Converging Sensibilities

    Converging Sensibilities is the Alternate Realities Virtual Reality Cinema for 2019, allowing you to 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 this year to be presenting our Virtual Reality Cinema at the Sheffield Hallam Performance Lab. Projects are divided into themes as wide-ranging as 'Family and Faith', 'The World of the Artist' and 'Racial Injustice', and by booking onto specific themes you will see 2 or 3 projects within a grouping.

    The programme consists of the following films that have been curated in to 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
    Traveling 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

    For further information on this programme, please click here

    All projects are free but require booking.

    The Alternate Realities exhibition is free and open to all, with advance booking required for specific projects: the Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences in Site Gallery; the 360 screenings in the Igloo Dome on Site Gallery Square; the VR Cinema screenings at the Performance Lab. 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.

  • Alternate Realities Exhibition: Subconscious Sensibilities

    Subconscious Sensibilities is the Alternate Realities Exhibition for 2019, showcasing a programme of digital art, powerful interactive narratives and immersive experiences. Installations that test your understanding of truth, immersive stories that highlight injustice and prejudice, talks and events that challenge the documentary form.

    We are proud to be returning to Site Gallery for the Alternate Realities Exhibition 2019. Subconscious Sensibilities will be only the third exhibition to feature in the gallery's main exhibition space since its reopening in September last year.

    Site Gallery is Sheffield’s international contemporary art space, specialising in moving image, new media and performance.

    The following projects will be featured in the Subconscious Sensibilities section of the Alternate Realities Exhibition:

    Projects that can be experienced at any time:
    Algorithmic Perfumery
    Apparatum
    Clit Moi
    Echo
    Interactive Portraits: trans people in Japan
    My Mother’s Kitchen
    Panama Al Brown: A Mysterious Force
    Spectre
    To Call a Horse a Deer

    Projects that require booking:
    Common Ground
    Aftermath: Euromaidan
    Another Dream
    Forest
    Through The Wardrobe

    For further information on this programme, please click here

    The Alternate Realities exhibition is free and open to all, with advance booking required for specific projects: the Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences in Site Gallery; the 360 screenings in the Igloo Dome on Site Gallery Square; the VR Cinema screenings at the Performance Lab. 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.

  • Focus/Shapes That Move: Operate Heavy Machinery

    History has not always paid due recognition to the to the women who have been vital cogs keeping the machine turning. Here we honour the powerful women of the North: their mobilisation, resilience and innovation in the world of work.