Sheffield Doc/Fest and Documentary Campus teamed up once again to programme a range of talent-talks and panel discussions to reflect the Film and Alternate Realitiesprogrammes and key industry topics of the day. This agenda-setting programme shone a spotlight on all long and short form documentary for all platforms, with insights from over 300 leading directors, producers, commissioners and distributors, exploring the brave new worlds of commissioning, marketing and distribution - from traditional broadcasters to the increasingly important digital platforms offering new funding pots and greater audiences, as well as the disrupting and empowering world of self-publishing. Panels included theatrical documentaries, working with non-profits, branded content, documenting the refugee crisis, working in dangerzones, female trailblazers and zero-carbon filmmaking. Issues facing the industry were explored, including the future of public service broadcasting, both in the UK and across Europe and the implications of leaving the EU for both the UK and European film and TV industries.

Recordings of the Talks & Sessions are made available on the Doc/Fest Youtube Channel.

The 2017 Talks & Sessions programme will be announced in May 2017.