• Strong Island

  • Extreme Factual: No Pain No Gain?

    With The Island, SAS: Who Dares Wins, Levison Wood’s walks and Mutiny, Channel 4 has put extreme factual at the heart of their schedule. But what are the secrets of its success? How much further can it go? And what justifies pushing contributors to the limit?


    Supported by Channel 4

  • Maxine Peake: My Desert Island Docs

    Sheffield Doc/Fest is thrilled to welcome the acclaimed Salford-based actress and writer Maxine Peake to the Festival for the first time. Talking to Guardian journalist Simon Hattenstone Maxine will discuss her love of documentary film and those docs that have inspired her life, her sense of humour, work and politics. Her wide-ranging career - spanning TV, theatre and film - includes Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies, Shameless, The Village and Silk and the recent BBC drama Three Girls set in Rochdale. In recent years, at the Royal Exchange Manchester, she has played the title roles of Hamlet and Miss Julie. Her next project Funny Cow is set in Sheffield against the backdrop of a working men’s club in the 1970s.

  • de Koning, Margje
    de Koning, Margje

    Chief Commissioning Editor/Head of Radio,TV and New Media, EO/IKONdocs

  • Nagan, Justine
    Nagan, Justine

    Executive Director | Executive Producer, American Documentary | POV

  • Docs & Trauma: A Survivor's Guide for 2017

    In the new fake news world, the pressure on documentary makers to get the real stories out there is greater than ever. But how can they best look after themselves and vulnerable contributors in highly delicate and sometimes dangerous situations? A panel of world renowned filmmakers and trauma experts discuss the best ways of working.


    Armed with Faith directed by Asad Faruqi, is screening at the festival.