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.
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.
The Bertha Foundation works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.
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.
Site Gallery is Sheffield’s international contemporary art space, specialising in moving image, new media and performance.
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.
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 Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice.
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers, representing a range of diverse experiences and backgrounds, whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.
Oatly is a Swedish oat drink company that turns liquid oats into food and drinks with maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact.
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.
A world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of their research-led learning and teaching.
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 is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise.
The University of Stirling is a world-class institution with one of the best student experiences in the UK.
The BFI Film Audience Network is a unique collaboration of eight Film Hubs managed by leading film organisations across the UK.
Creative England's mission is for England's creative businesses and talent to be the most successful and innovative in the world: a platform for new voices, building economic growth that benefits our nation
Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming.
Since its inception nearly 130 years ago, the core purpose of National Geographic has been to further the knowledge and awareness of our world.
UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities.
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.
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.
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 is the single voice for British film and television directors, representing their creative, economic and contractual rights.
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan.
The Grierson Trust is a registered charity that exists to promote documentary film making and to celebrate the work of John Grierson.
Chile Doc works to promote the Chilean documentary and strengthening its marketing, inside and outside the country.
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’.
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.
Northern Docs is an attempt at positive action to tackle some of the structural barriers to opportunities for Northern film makers.
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.
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.
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.
A year-round nonprofit arts organisation, TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource for and supporter of individual artists in the field.