Sponsors:

Principal Funders, Sponsors & Partners

BFI

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.

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council is the elected governing body for Sheffield.

Marketing Sheffield

Marketing Sheffield is the UK's first ever city development company, charged with delivering Sheffield's economic transformation.

British Council

The UK's international cultural relations body.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives.

The Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health.

BBC

The largest broadcasting corporation in the world. The BBC produces programmes that inform, educate and entertain.

Channel 4

Britain's most cutting edge, controversial and creative broadcaster of the last two decades.

ITV

ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK, broadcasting the most talked about television and digital content.

Major Sponsors

The Bertha Foundation

The Bertha Foundation works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.

Halo Post

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.

Site Gallery

Site Gallery is Sheffield’s international contemporary art space, specialising in moving image, new media and performance.

Documentary Campus

Documentary Campus provide European documentary producers with tailored training and advice on how to develop their film ideas, unlock funding and reach a large international audience.

The Light Cinema

The Light offers a dynamic cinema experience in a relaxed and sociable environment, providing luxury seating in every screen and using state of the art technology for big screen entertainment from blockbusters, documentaries to live arts and sports programmes.

Sponsors

Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including 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.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice.

Chicken and Egg

Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers, representing a range of diverse experiences and backgrounds, whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.

The Whickers

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.

Department for International Trade

Channel 5

Channel 5, launched in 1997, is a British commercial television network.

Kenwood Hall

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.

University of Sheffield

A world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of their research-led learning and teaching.

UKTV

UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster, jointly owned by BBC Studios and Discovery Inc.

Joi Polloi.

Joi Polloi is a BAFTA winning independent digital studio and one of the UK's leading producers of multi-platform, interactive and second screen content for the TV industries.

Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland

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.

ESPN

Getty Images

A leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.

Creative Scotland

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.

National Geographic

Since its inception nearly 130 years ago, the core purpose of National Geographic has been to further the knowledge and awareness of our world.

PBS America

PBS America offers British audiences multi-award winning and globally respected series including NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and PBS Newshour.

University of West England

UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities.

MUBI

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.

Curzon

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.

Directors UK

Directors UK is the single voice for British film and television directors, representing their creative, economic and contractual rights.

Polish Docs Pro

Sheffield Hallam

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.

Grierson Trust

The Grierson Trust is a registered charity that exists to promote documentary film making and to celebrate the work of John Grierson.

FOCAL

BAFTA

BAFTA supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image.

Dogwoof

Dogwoof is the leading UK film distributor for social issue films and documentaries.

Molinare

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 ‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’, ‘Kingdom of Us’, ‘Williams’ & ‘Three Identical Strangers’.

Second Home

Second Home is a social business with a mission to support creativity and entrepreneurship in cities around the world.

Doc Society

Doc Society are a non-profit founded in 2005 committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally.

Bertha Dochouse

Bertha Dochouse is the UK’s very first dedicated documentary centre, aiming to celebrate the depth and breadth of the documentary form as well as nurturing and educating new filmmaking talent.