Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities

As a global festival, we are passionate about working with funders, partners and sponsors to showcase innovative work, nurture emerging talent and introduce great filmmakers from around the world to diverse audiences. Doc/Fest works with trusts, companies, brands and public and industry bodies that contribute to shaping our Festival and year round programme. Opportunities include industry and audience engagement, hosting networking/drink receptions, industry sessions, sponsoring Festival Awards, branding cinema screens, communications and supporting talent development initiatives.

We can create a bespoke package to best suit your needs. To discuss opportunities for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2021 please contact:

Sylvia Bednarz
Director of Partnerships & Development
T: +44 (0)114 276 5141
E: sylvia.bednarz[at]sheffdocfest.com

Sponsorship benefits include

Affiliation to the Doc/Fest brand

Direct connection to an expanding UK and international documentary industry

Exposure to artists and public audiences across festival, year-round events via online channels, print, media and across festival cinemas and venues

Sponsorship levels available are

Principal Sponsor

Major Sponsor



In-kind Sponsor

Film Programme Partner

Media Partner

Specific packages for 2021 include

Festival Venue branding

Awards Sponsorship

Industry Session Partners

Delegation Partners

MarketPlace Live Pitch Events

Networking, Receptions & Parties

Promotional stands in Festival venues

Branding and advertising opportunities online, in publications, venues and across merchandise

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a registered charity (No.1184849)