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Documentary Campus

Funder and Principal Sponsor


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.

Creative Sheffield

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

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council is the elected governing body for Sheffield.


A programme to strengthen the competitiveness of the European film, TV and new media industries.

The Bertha Foundation

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


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


SKY entertain, excite and inspire customers with a great choice of high-quality television in high definition.


UKTV is a major industry player and one of the most important and successful multichannel providers in the UK.

Creative Skillset

The industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses in the UK creative media industries.

Arts Council

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

Creative England

Creative England invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media.

Major Sponsor


UKTI 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.

The Wellcome Trust

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

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.

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.

University of Sheffield

One of the UK's leading universities.

Prime Focus

Prime Focus is a global Visual Entertainment Services group. Providing creative and technical services to the Film, Broadcast, Commercials, Gaming, Internet and Media industries.

US Embassy

U.S. Embassy London is proud to offer a view of American society and culture as seen by our award-winning independent documentary filmmakers.

The Guardian

Guardian News & Media is one of the world's leading news organisations, publisher of the Guardian, The Observer and the Guardian website.


Sky Vision

Companies which form part of Sky Vision include 422 South, Arcadia Content and Barbershop Studios.

British Council

The UK's international cultural relations body.

ITN Source

ITN Source is the gateway to an incredible source of inspirational and iconic creative moving imagery captured over three centuries.

PBS America

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


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


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

Directors UK

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

Fast Signs

Fast Signs is the sign industry's leading franchise, where sign and graphic solutions are made simple.


VICE is a leading global youth media company and content creation studio

Showroom Workstation

Houses one of the UK's largest independent cinemas and the finest creative, digital and media companies.


Vimeo is video + you. We put your videos first and give you the best ways to share, discover, and be inspired.


Not making money from your films online? Distrify turns the web into a movie sales platform.


EUNIC is the network of the international cultural relations institutes from the member states of the European Union.


Indiegogo is a way for people all over the world to join forces to make ideas happen.

Embassy of Sweden

Our task is to represent Sweden, the Swedish Government in the UK and to promote Swedish interests.


We are one of the leading Post Production Houses in the UK. We work on programmes including Factual, Drama, Comedy, Documentaries and Light Entertainment and we collaborate on design, branding and commercials.


WorldView, a project of the Public Media Alliance, funds content development for global documentaries and multimedia.


Nesta is an independent charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills.


Soundology are one of the UK's leading award winning composers of bespoke music for TV and film.

London Short Film Festival

The London Short Film Festival, now in its 11th year, is recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film.


Pond5 is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity. Media makers find the content they need, and make money doing what they love.

London Film Academy

London Film Academy is an exciting and innovative venture in practical film training based in one of the world’s leading film capitals.


Ramillas is an angel investment company, based in Barcelona.

BBC Fresh

Fresh Online is a new space for short documentary films, finding the voices and directors of the future.

Curzon Home Cinema

Wherever you are in the UK, Curzon Home Cinema gives you the opportunity to watch the latest cinema releases and a curated selection of contemporary and classic films from the comfort of your own home.

Community Channel

Broadcasting original programmes that showcase the work of new directors and community filmmakers, as well as the very best of terrestrial TV, Community Channel is the place for real-life stories.


Molinare is an award-winning Film and Broadcast post production facility and is one of the most respected and established names in the industry, now into its 40th year of business. Recent feature documentary work includes ‘Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets’ and ‘The Last Man On The Moon.’

Screen Yorkshire

For over ten years, Screen Yorkshire has been at the forefront of championing the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber.

BBC Production Talent Network

The Production Talent Network has teams across the UK, to spot, attract and retain the best talent.

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.

Asiana Airlines

Established in 1988 with the management ideology, ‘maximum safety and customer satisfaction through service,' by 2013 Asiana Airlines had developed into a truly global airline, with a fleet of over 83 Aircraft.

Doc Heads

An online community and bi-monthly networking event for short documentary filmmakers to screen their latest work.

Focal International

The Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries International Ltd provides excellent networking and marketing opportunities for content industry professionals.


Since its launch in 1988 IDFA has been one of the world's leading documentary film festivals, dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of ground-breaking creative documentaries.

National Media Museum

We aim to be the best museum in world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.

British Science Festival

Each September the British Science Festival transforms a different UK city into a vibrant celebration of science, engineering and technology.


Goethe-Institut: Germany´s worldwide cultural institute. German courses, cultural dialogue, information about Germany.

Italian Cultural Institute

The Italian Cultural Institute in London is the official Italian governmental body dedicated to promoting Italian language and culture in England and Wales.

Institut Francais

We are part of the Institut français worldwide network promoting French language and culture and encouraging cross-cultural exchange and cultural diversity.

Swedish Embassy

Our task is to represent Sweden, the Swedish Government in the UK and to promote Swedish interests.

Screen Australia

Screen Australia is the key Federal Government direct funding body for the Australian screen production industry.

Media Sponsor


The only weekly magazine for the TV and radio industry, delivering all the latest news.

Screen International

Screen is the International voice of the film business.

shooting people

A community of 37,000+ filmmakers who share their resources, skills and experience.


An international publishing company specialising in worldwide television and media business information.


The only international magazine devoted exclusively to the non-fiction film and television industries.

Now Then

Now Then is a platform for independent art, trade, music, writing and local news.


Opus Independents is a Sheffield based not-for-profit social enterprise.


Monthly magazine for producerS and all those who commission, create or deliver moving image content for television, film, commercials, digital applications and corporate communication


Aesthetica combines dynamic content with compelling critical debate, exploring the best in contemporary art and culture.


The Space

Arts Council England and the BBC have announced a partnership to create The Space; an experimental digital arts media service and commissioning programme.

Women Make Movies

WMM has become the largest distributor of films by women in the world.

Filmkontakt Nord

Filmkontakt Nord is dedicated to the international promotion of Nordic short films and documentaries.


Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. Since launching in 2009, more than 3.9 million people have pledged over $576 million, funding more than 39,000 creative projects

Nick Phillips Ink Ltd.

Graphic and print design by Nick Phillips.

Jurys Inn

Our 32 hotels are located in cities throughout the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic offering mid-range prices, great value and a warm, friendly service - every time!

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.


DocHouse was formed to support and promote documentary in the UK.

Sundance Institute

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.

Tribeca Film Institute

A 501(c)(3) year-round nonprofit arts organization, TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource for and supporter of individual artists in the field.

British Federation of Film Societies

The British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) is the national support and development organisation for the film society and community cinema movement.

Eye the Prize

Innovative platform and community for the arts and creative industries, helping people unlock the gateways to success and advance their creative careers.

East Silver Caravan

East Silver is the first documentary market dedicated exclusively to Central and Eastern Europe.


MUBI. Your online cinema, anytime, anywhere. Watch, discover, discuss.


Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK, and part of an international network of over 10,000 women worldwide.


The Documentary Filmmakers Group - DFG - is the national organisation working to promote documentary filmmaking talent and innovation in the UK.

Production Managers Association

The PMA is a networking association made up of experienced Production Managers and Line Producers giving each other professional support for the last 21 years.

German Producers Alliance

The GPA represents the major part of all German production companies working in animated film, documentary, feature film, TV drama, TV entertainment & advertising film production.


QUAD provides facilities and services that connect people and businesses to art and film, creating opportunities for entertainment, education and participation.

Hyde Park Picturehouse

Leeds' premier art house cinema.

Wide Eye Pictures

Transformational training in pitching, career strategy and marketplace skills.


Roundabout have been working with young homeless people in Sheffield since 1977.

New York Times

Op-Docs is the editorial department’s section for short, opinionated documentaries, produced by independent filmmakers and artists with wide creative latitude, covering current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects.

Our Favourite Places

Planning a trip to Sheffield? Take a look at Our Favourite Places, the Sheffield city guide with a creative heart

Blast Theory

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.


Connecting, informing and empowering LGBT people in media.

Polish Docs

A common initiative of the Polish Film Institute and Krakow Film Foundation. The main aim of the project is promotion of Polish documentary films abroad and assistance to the Polish filmmakers to present their films to the wide audience.

South African Indies

The delegation will be taking advantage of the many programmes there including the Meet Market and making the most of the South Africa UK season which kicked off this year.


Soda pride themselves on releasing challenging films, with a particular focus on independent children's titles and a commitment to new British Cinema.


X8 is a European based agency that helps businesses and organisations express their value through digital and interactive experiences.


Über thinks its digital department may actually be made in binary. They eat, sleep and drink digital then regurgitate it into information the rest of us can understand.


The Yorkshire Film Archive finds, preserves and provides public access to moving image made in or about the Yorkshire region.