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 largest broadcasting corporation in the world. The BBC produces programmes that inform, educate and entertain.
SKY entertain, excite and inspire customers with a great choice of high-quality television in high definition.
The Bertha Foundation works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.
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.
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.
Igloo Vision design, develop and deliver immersive 360° projection domes, cylinders, and all of the enabling technologies for almost any type of shared VR application.
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.
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 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 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.
Live Cinema UK is the country’s only organisation focused on bringing artists, exhibitors, distributors and producers closer together to create amazing experiential cinema events.
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.
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) was established with a vision to develop an internationally competitive Jordanian film industry.
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.
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.
A leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.
A forum for media professionals, from content creators to commissioners, to examine the prevalent issues presented by industry and policy making stakeholders.
UCL 360 is the Immersive Factual Storytelling (VR / AR) studio of UCL's MA Ethnographic & Documentary Film, started in 2017. UCL was the first university in the UK, and one of the first in the world, to teach immersive non-fiction, and continues to lead in the space.
By delivering immersive experiences for the world’s largest studios, agencies and brands, REWIND leads the way in innovative digital content creation.
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 offers British audiences multi-award winning and globally respected series including NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and PBS Newshour.
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.
Google VR's Daydream is a platform for high-quality, mobile VR, made to take you on incredible adventures.
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.
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.
Doc Society are a non-profit founded in 2005 committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally.
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.
Immerse UK is a cross-sector network for businesses and research organisations across all parts of the UK economy that are interested in the way that augmented and virtual reality can help drive productivity, social and economic growth.
Supporting cinemas, cross-arts venues, festivals and those working in the exhibition sector in Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, North Lincolnshire, Tyne & Wear and Yorkshire, to enhance opportunities for everyone to engage with specialist film.
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between the UK and Japan through financial support for activities in a number of fields, from Arts and Culture to Humanities and Social Issues, from Japanese Language and Sport and Education, from Science and Technology to Medicine and Health.
Filmkontakt Nord is dedicated to the promotion of Nordic Shorts and documentaries internationally, strengthening the Nordic-international and professional network.
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.
An international publishing company specialising in worldwide television and media business information.
Exposed Magazine is Sheffield's ultimate entertainment and listings guide featuring music news, events and things to do.
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.
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The first Friday & Saturday of every month, Peddler showcases a fresh line-up of Britains best street food traders, alongside top-notch craft beers, freshly made cocktails, live music and art in Sheffield.
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.
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