Principal Funders & Sponsors
The British Film Institute is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive.
The BFI Diversity Standards encourage equality of opportunity and address under-representation in the screen industries. Sheffield Doc Fest has met this standard and demonstrates commitment to inclusion in the following areas: A) on-screen representation, themes and narratives B) creative leadership & project team C) industry access & opportunities and D) audience development.
Marketing Sheffield is the UK's first ever city development company, charged with delivering Sheffield's economic transformation.
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.
The largest broadcasting corporation in the world. The BBC produces programmes that inform, educate and entertain.
Funders, Sponsors & Partners
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service offering original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Netflix is proud to support Sheffield Doc/Fest and artists’ voices around the world.
The Department for International Trade is a United Kingdom government department responsible for striking and extending trade agreements between the United Kingdom and non EU states, as well as for encouraging foreign investment and export trade.
A world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of their research-led learning and teaching.
The Whickers was created by Alan Whicker CBE to encourage the making of quality documentaries. It continues to use Alan’s legacy to further this vision.
Sheffield’s international contemporary art space, specialising in moving image, new media and performance. Pioneering emerging art practices and ideas, they work in partnership with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art.
A leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise.
SDI is a hub for filmmakers with an international reputation for producing innovative documentary films and nurturing filmmakers and audiences in Scotland and beyond.
Creative England is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the creative industries in England. The business promotes the development of creative companies, which in turn support business across games, film, creative and digital media as well as production services.
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers, representing a range of diverse experiences and backgrounds, whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.
Founded in 2010 Chile Doc work to promote the Chilean documentary scene and strengthen its commercialisation, inside and outside the country.
Second Home is a social business with a mission to support creativity and entrepreneurship in cities around the world.
Church Burgesses Trust was a Queen’s gift to Sheffield in the sixteenth century, set up to serve the spiritual and practical needs of the people of the city. Today it is active in promoting and supporting effective responses to the challenges of the twenty first century.
British Council's work creates new relationships between artists, organisations and audiences to develop stronger creative sectors around the world. They help artists to break new ground, support creativity and innovation, increase capacity by building skills to support livelihoods and cultural enterprise, extend safe spaces for creative exchange and contribute to research and policy.
The Independent Filmmaker Project is the largest and longest running not-for-profit dedicated to independent film. They champion the future of storytelling by connecting artists across various media disciplines with essential resources at all stages of their career.
Established in 2014, Filmlab aims to promote film art and cinema culture in Palestine with a greater aspiration for creating a productive, dynamic film industry in Palestine.
Film Programme Partners
The greatest global cinema on demand. Rent the latest releases, subscribe to classics and explore the best from the BFI, national and regional archives. View free shorts and features, showing the best from the BFI archives, including 120 years of Britain on film.
DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.
MUBI is a film website that integrates a subscription video-on-demand service, a database, and an online magazine known as The Notebook. It has been described as an "online cinematheque". The service focuses on international arthouse cinema.
Screen International is a British film magazine covering the international film business. Screendaily.com was added in 2001.
Broadcast is the essential source for business information about the British TV Industry, at home and around the world.