Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities

Doc/Fest works with brands and industry partners that contribute to shaping the Festival programme. Our Festival partners and sponsors connect with audiences by hosting networking receptions and industry sessions, and show their support for the documentary industry by sponsoring Festival Awards, branding cinema screens, and supporting talent development initiatives.

We work with Festival partners and sponsors to create bespoke packages that best suits their needs. To discuss sponsoring the Festival please contact:

Pamela Johnson
Director of Partnerships & Development (maternity cover 3 days per week)
T: +44 (0)114 276 5141
E: pamela.johnson[at]sheffdocfest.com

Sponsorship benefits include

Affiliation to the Doc/Fest brand

Direct connections to the expanding UK and international documentary industry

Exposure to public audiences the festival, year-round events and using the website

Logo placement in 3,500 high quality catalogues distributed to industry delegates

Logo placement in cinemas across the 6 day Festival

Logo placement on website with live-link

Sponsorship levels available are

Principal sponsor

Major sponsor



In-kind sponsor

Media partner

Specific packages include

Festival Venue branding

Cinema Sponsorship

Awards Sponsorship

Industry Sessions

Live Pitch Events

Networking Receptions & Parties

Advertising in festival publications

Branding of Festival merchandise: delegate bag, water bottles