• Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and George MacKay talk DOUBLETHINK and more

    Join artists, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard and actor, George MacKay to explore the brave new world of DOUBLETHINK, an immersive experience exploring the value of our choices and, hear about their future work. Hosted by Eloise King.

    This talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Mind Games, Comedy Quiz

    Join our specially invited comedian to flip your questions, concerns and the latest research on mental health into shape.

    This event is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast Reception

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees- get there quick, it's only whilst the pastries last!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Head Space VR

    Find out how immersive experiences, such as virtual reality, can provide insights into a healthy mind. Future media expert, Andy Miah is joined by neuroscientist, Hugo Spiers.

    This talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast Reception

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees- get there quick, it's only whilst the pastries last!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Murat, Selin
    Murat, Selin

    Festival and Industry progammer, Rencontres Internationales Documentaire de Montréal

  • Alastair Campbell & Peter Gauvain in conversation

    Former political aide and mental health campaigner Alastair Campbell and filmmaker Peter Gauvain will talk to cultural observer and poet Naana Orleans about their forthcoming BBC documentary Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me, produced by Silverfish in association with Windfall Films.

    This talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast Reception

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees- get there quick, it's only whilst the pastries last!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast Reception

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees. First come, first served.

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Doc/Fest Exchange Breakfast Reception

    Breakfast is on us at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square. Fuel up for the day on great coffee, croissants, and connect with other Festival attendees- get there quick, it's only whilst the pastries last!

    Supported by Wellcome

  • On the Ground at Grenfell + Q&A

    Join the filmmakers, including director, Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky, for a unique screening and conversation about 'On the Ground at Grenfell', which tells the stories of nine people: survivors, local residents and volunteers who have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Unlike other reporting from the scene, it captures the complexity of being ‘on the ground’, the deep bonds within the community and the astonishing heroism of young people.

    On the Ground at Grenfell has been rated PG.

    This screening and talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Claire Simon in conversation

    Join director, Claire Simon (director of Young Solitude) discussing her film which portrays the ups and downs in life between 16 and 18 years old.

    This talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Brian Reed and Richard Miron in conversation

    Join host and co-creator of S-Town, Brian Reed, in conversation with Director/ Producer, Richard Miron (For the Birds) to explore the real life mysteries and strange tales that inspired their work. S-town is a seven-episode documentary podcast from the makers of Serial and This American Life.

    This talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Awe Filled Vision of The World

    Join producer, Alex Usborne (104 films) for a screening of extraordinary new short films from neurodiverse filmmakers. Sheffield based 104 films have been developing work from a new generation of neurodiverse film makers. Neurodiversity is the disability of the mind and these films show a very different way of seeing the world and telling stories

    This screening and talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • We Speak Music docu-series + Q&A with Reeps One

    Off the back of vocal artist Reeps One’s unique live performance, this screening of the docu-series, We Speak Music, is made in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs. Reeps joins us after the screening to explore the links between self expression, music and the mind.

    The We Speak Music series has been rated U.

    This screening and talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Jamal Edwards MBE: SBTV, Music & Mental Health

    Britain's hottest young entrepreneur Jamal Edwards, founded YouTube-based SBTV in 2006 with a self-recorded grainy rap battle. Now hailed as one of the most important digital youth culture platforms, SBTV boasts over 950,000 subscribers and 600+ million views and has launched the careers of countless UK grime and hip-hop artists. On a mission to break the stigma around mental illness, Jamal will talk to Jolyon Rubinstein (The Revolution Will Be Televised) about his influential career, his recent documentary exploring mental health and his future plans for SBTV and beyond.

    This talk is part of the Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space programme of special talks, films and activity, with a focus on mental health, supported by Wellcome.

  • Sales & Distribution Summit: Meet the Sales Agents

    International sales agents can help a film find distribution partners in markets worldwide, often inputting into marketing and festival strategy. In this session, executives from a range of international sales companies will introduce themselves, explain their approach to acquisitions – what they’re looking for – and share examples of films they have recently worked on. Following the presentations, there will be time for filmmakers to connect with sales agents and exchange business cards.

  • The Mighty Redcar + Q&A

    Join filmmaker, John Douglas and key players, for a unique screening of an episode from The Mighty Redcar, a north Yorkshire documentary series, followed by a Q&A.

    The Mighty Redcar has been rated PG.

    This event is free and open to all - as is all daytime activity in the Exchange Dome on Tudor Square

    Supported by Wellcome

  • Sales & Distribution Summit: Meet the Distributors

    A chance to find out more about how distributors handle a film’s delivery to the audience by managing and marketing its journey through the various exhibition platforms. In this session, we invite executives from different distribution companies to introduce themselves, explain how they work with filmmakers and comment on the kinds of documentaries they are seeking with reference to recent examples. Following the presentations, there will be time for filmmakers to connect with distributors and exchange business cards.

  • DOUBLETHINK

    DOUBLETHINK is an immersive video installation by renowned artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth), written by Stuart Evers and performed by George MacKay.

    Created specifically for Sheffield Doc/Fest with support from Wellcome and in consultation with mental health researchers.

    DOUBLETHINK is free and open every day of the Festival 7-12 June at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square.

    Health & Safety

    DOUBLETHINK uses provocative and strong language and visuals, that some audiences may find disturbing. Contains flashing lights that may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy. If you feel uncomfortable at anytime, please speak to a member of Doc/Fest staff or a volunteer.

    Not suitable for anyone under the age of 15.

  • DOUBLETHINK

    DOUBLETHINK is an immersive video installation by renowned artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth), written by Stuart Evers and performed by George MacKay.

    Created specifically for Sheffield Doc/Fest with support from Wellcome and in consultation with mental health researchers.

    DOUBLETHINK is free and open every day of the Festival 7-12 June at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square.

    Health & Safety

    DOUBLETHINK uses provocative and strong language and visuals, that some audiences may find disturbing. Contains flashing lights that may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy. If you feel uncomfortable at anytime, please speak to a member of Doc/Fest staff or a volunteer.

    Not suitable for anyone under the age of 15.

  • DOUBLETHINK

    DOUBLETHINK is an immersive video installation by renowned artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth), written by Stuart Evers and performed by George MacKay.

    Created specifically for Sheffield Doc/Fest with support from Wellcome and in consultation with mental health researchers.

    DOUBLETHINK is free and open every day of the Festival 7-12 June at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square.

    Health & Safety

    DOUBLETHINK uses provocative and strong language and visuals, that some audiences may find disturbing. Contains flashing lights that may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy. If you feel uncomfortable at anytime, please speak to a member of Doc/Fest staff or a volunteer.

    Not suitable for anyone under the age of 15.

  • DOUBLETHINK

    DOUBLETHINK is an immersive video installation by renowned artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth), written by Stuart Evers and performed by George MacKay.

    Created specifically for Sheffield Doc/Fest with support from Wellcome and in consultation with mental health researchers.

    DOUBLETHINK is free and open every day of the Festival 7-12 June at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square.

    Health & Safety

    DOUBLETHINK uses provocative and strong language and visuals, that some audiences may find disturbing. Contains flashing lights that may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy. If you feel uncomfortable at anytime, please speak to a member of Doc/Fest staff or a volunteer.

    Not suitable for anyone under the age of 15.

  • DOUBLETHINK

    DOUBLETHINK is an immersive video installation by renowned artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth), written by Stuart Evers and performed by George MacKay.

    Created specifically for Sheffield Doc/Fest with support from Wellcome and in consultation with mental health researchers.

    DOUBLETHINK is free and open every day of the Festival 7-12 June at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square.

    Health & Safety

    DOUBLETHINK uses provocative and strong language and visuals, that some audiences may find disturbing. Contains flashing lights that may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy. If you feel uncomfortable at anytime, please speak to a member of Doc/Fest staff or a volunteer.

    Not suitable for anyone under the age of 15.

  • DOUBLETHINK

    DOUBLETHINK is an immersive video installation by renowned artists and filmmakers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth), written by Stuart Evers and performed by George MacKay.

    Created specifically for Sheffield Doc/Fest with support from Wellcome and in consultation with mental health researchers.

    DOUBLETHINK is free and open every day of the Festival 7-12 June at the Doc/Fest Exchange on Tudor Square.

    Health & Safety

    DOUBLETHINK uses provocative and strong language and visuals, that some audiences may find disturbing. Contains flashing lights that may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy. If you feel uncomfortable at anytime, please speak to a member of Doc/Fest staff or a volunteer.

    Not suitable for anyone under the age of 15.

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