Principal Funders, Sponsors & Partners
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.
Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives.
The Bertha Foundation works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.
ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK, broadcasting the most talked about television and digital content.
Department for International Trade work with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner.
KCA expand opportunities for people to use radio and contribute to the promotion of communications in Korea.
Halo is an award winning post production facility in the heart of Soho, specialising in all aspects of Film and Broadcast. The combination of experienced producers, creative talent and technical excellence make halo a uniquely adaptable, versatile and dependable post production partner.
Discovery, one of the most widely distributed cable networks in the U.S., is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world.
A modern university with a long and proud history, dating from the opening of two 19th century schools which would later become the foundations for Sheffield Polytechnic.
Beijing Documentary Development Association is the first private-enterprise sponsoring documentary association in China, with the permission of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Radio, Film and Television and being kept on record in the Civil Administration Bureau of Beijing.
The Light seeks to create a dynamic cinema offer, exploiting the flexibility of digital cinema and offering wide range of on screen content including broadcasts of live arts and sports programmes.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice.
A luxury conference venue and 4 star hotel in Sheffield, Kenwood Hall combines a convenient location and idyllic country setting with its 12 acres of beautiful parklands.
The Whicker’s World Foundation was created by Alan Whicker CBE to encourage the making of quality documentaries. It continues to use Alan’s legacy to further this vision.
MAMA Youth Project (MYP) aims to equip young people from 18-25 years of age with the skills and experience to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.
Film Hub North is a network of cinemas, cross arts venues, festivals and those working in the exhibition sector in our region that share a commitment to enhancing the opportunities for people to engage with world cinema in all its diversity and to developing the cinema sector across the regions and beyond.
Little Dot Studios is a next generation broadcaster and producer. We produce and distribute content on major online platforms reaching millions of viewers every day.
A leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.
Chile Doc works to promote the Chilean documentary and strengthening its marketing, inside and outside the country.
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) was established with a vision to develop an internationally competitive Jordanian film industry.
The International Broadcasting Trust builds interest and support for global development on TV, on radio and online.
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers, representing a range of diverse experiences and backgrounds, whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.
PBS America offers British audiences multi-award winning and globally respected series including NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and PBS Newshour.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany's public international broadcaster. The service is available in 30 languages. DW's satellite television service consists of channels in English, German, Spanish, and Arabic.
Molinare is an award-winning Film and Broadcast post production facility and is one of the most respected and established names in the industry. Recent feature documentary work includes ‘The Confessions Of Thomas Quick’ and ‘Dark Horse.’
The Northern Film School is one of the best known film and television schools in the UK, making innovative and award winning films for over 25 years.
The FilmLab: Palestine is a non-profit company that uses international models of public and private partnerships to effectively promote film art and film culture in Palestine.
The Grierson Trust is a registered charity that exists to promote documentary film making and to celebrate the work of John Grierson.
The University of Hertfordshire is a university in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The university is based largely in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Its antecedent institution, Hatfield Technical College, was founded in 1948 and was identified as one of 25 Colleges of Technology in the United Kingdom in 1959.
BU is home to over 18,000 students and almost 2,000 staff. They contribute over £1 million a day to the local economy, and their research has a global impact.
Curzon is known as a place to discover other worlds and cultures, or see a different perspective. It’s also a place where the drinks and conversation flow in equal measure, where cinema becomes a memorable experience for a broad range of people.
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK's leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. Offering a unique programme of exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects, we use the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives.
Filmkontakt Nord is dedicated to the promotion of Nordic Shorts and documentaries internationally, strengthening the Nordic-international and professional network.
Fastsigns International Inc. (trademarked in all-capitals as FASTSIGNS) is the franchisor of Fastsigns centers which provide custom sign and graphics products.
An internationally renowned car rental company offering services in over 4,000 locations across 105 countries worldwide.
A leading European digital content market featuring panels, workshops, keynotes and pitching sessions, capturing market trends and discovering the very finest of international digital, interactive and multiplatform creation.
The European Film Market is the business epicentre of one of the biggest international film festivals in the world, the Berlinale.
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution.
Off The Shelf is Sheffield's annual festival of words. It is one of the UK’s most popular and exciting events attracting some of the best known names in literature and the media.
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Scottish Documentary Institute is an internationally recognised documentary research centre based at Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh specialising in documentary training, production and distribution.
Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures.