Job & Opportunities


Audience Engagement trainee (Film)

As part of the Marketing team you will be training on the tools used to promote a national film tour. If you're interested in film and marketing this is the perfect opportunity to work alongside the Doc/Fest team to help promote the film tour taking place in Autumn.

To apply please carefully read the application pack which can be found here

The deadline for applications is 09:00GMT on 14 August 2018.

Interview date: Thursday 16 August 2018.

Applicants must be available to start the week commencing 20 August 2018.

This is an expenses only paid role


Audience Engagement trainee (Alternate Realities)

As part of the Marketing team you will be training on the tools used to promote a national virtual reality & interactive exhibition tour. If you're interested in new ways of storytelling and marketing this is the perfect opportunity to work alongside the Doc/Fest team to help promote the film tour taking place in Autumn.

To apply please carefully read the application pack which can be found here

The deadline for applications is 09:00GMT on 14 August 2018.

Interview date: Thursday 16 August 2018.

Applicants must be available to start the week commencing 20 August 2018.

This is an expenses only paid role


Distribution Assistant trainee

As part of the Films team you will be training on the tools used to create a national film tour. If you're interested in film and distribution this is the perfect opportunity to work alongside the Doc/Fest team to help promote the film tour taking place in Autumn.

To apply please carefully read the application pack which can be found here

The deadline for applications is 09:00GMT on 14 August 2018.

Interview date: Thursday 16 August 2018.

Applicants must be available to start the week commencing 20 August 2018.

This is an expenses only paid role

If you have any questions please contact Maria Stoneman, Head of Operations & HR: maria.stoneman [at] sidf.co.uk



Festival Assistants

We are always looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers for our Festival Assistant Programme which runs year round.


Equal Opportunities

Sheffield International Documentary Festival Limited (Sheffield Doc/Fest) operates a policy on all matters pertaining to Equal Opportunities: Sheffield Doc/Fest believes that culture, the media and the process of changing culture are important driving forces in creating a society which is proud of its diversity and its multi-cultural heritage. Sheffield Doc/Fest will actively promote and celebrate this diversity and in all its activities take positive action to end all forms of discrimination including based on age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation.


About Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction storytelling.

Operating in the heart of the UK, we’re a hub for all non-fiction storytelling across all platforms, from short film to feature length, series, audio, interactive, augmented reality, virtual reality and special events. The Festival comprises:
- Film programme for the very best in international documentary screenings;
- Alternate Realities for interactive and immersive storyworlds;
- Special Events including live performance;
- Talks programme including masterclasses, summits and panels with world-renowned speakers, to inspire, inform and debate;
- Marketplace & Talent for international business, delegations, pitching and training;
- Social events and networking;
- All Year Film Screenings, Alternate Realities Tours, Talks and Training.

Every year, we’re proud to connect thousands of creatives with industry players in a nurturing environment, resulting in the discovery of new talent, new collaborations, and new commissions for cinema, television and online.

The next Festival will take place 6-11 June 2019.