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.
The industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses in the UK creative media industries.
Canon is a leading manufacturer of high quality imaging technology including cameras and video cameras, lenses, projectors and printers. For documentary filmmakers, Canon can offer video equipment ideally suited to diverse shooting environments, styles and budgets from the professional compact XF and XC series to the powerful Cinema EOS range which offer exceptional image quality and limitless creative control.
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 is a public agency working with the Korean government to support and promote planning, producing and distributing of creative and high-quality documentary films in Korea which fit to ever-changing global markets.
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.
The Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA) was established to nurture and develop the interests of documentary filmmakers in South Africa.
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.
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.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice.
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.
The Canadian High Commission in London provides full consular and passport services to Canadians in the UK.
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.
Boiler Room is a global online music broadcasting platform commissioning and streaming live music sessions around the world.
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.
The Irish Film Board (IFB) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise.
Chile Doc works to promote the Chilean documentary and strengthening its marketing, inside and outside the country.
By delivering immersive experiences for the world’s largest studios, agencies and brands, REWIND leads the way in innovative digital content creation.
A forum for media professionals, from content creators to commissioners, to examine the prevalent issues presented by industry and policy making stakeholders.
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.
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 BFI Film Audience Network is a major initiative developed to enable film and events experts to work in partnership to boost film audiences across the UK, particularly in the areas of specialised and independent British film.
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.
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.
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.
Fastsigns International Inc. (trademarked in all-capitals as FASTSIGNS) is the franchisor of Fastsigns centers which provide custom sign and graphics products.
An international publishing company specialising in worldwide television and media business information.
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.