With live events, a whole host of themed networking and opportunities along with nightly major parties, Doc/Fest’s receptions and parties are the documentary world’s best places to work, play and dance.

Strike a deal over a pint of Doc/Fest ale at networking events with major industry influencers, beginning with Welcome Drinks from Shooting People at the Curzon Bar and Terrace. Share drinks, ideas and dreams with filmmakers, archivists and international delegations at receptions taking place across Sheffield’s diverse range of beautiful venues.
Strike a pose at our notorious parties, ranging from old favourites to exciting new events.

As the sun goes down in Sheffield, Doc/Fest’s legendary parties & socials rev up. Celebrate this year’s documentaries at the BBC Party in the stunning surroundings of Sheffield’s Cathedral; let your body move to the music at Vogue, Strike a Pose Party!; and glam yourself up in glitter at Guilty Pleasures Party with Festival favourite DJ Sean Rowley. Packed with bedazzling dancers, live bands and cabaret performers galore, you’ll be dancing until the sunrise.

On Tuesday, join Whicker’s World Foundation for drinks and nibbles at the Whicker’s Winter Garden Sundowner and party with Channel 4 in Crucible Delegate Lounge before grabbing a glass of bubbly as you head to the Awards Ceremony. Celebrate the best of the Festival programme as Sheffield Doc/Fest’s prestigious competition prizes will be announced alongside our Audience Awards, decided by you.

Party to the very end where the Closing Night Reception offers the chance to reflect on an exhilarating six days.
See you on the dance floor!