Submit a Film, Interactive or VR Project

Submissions for the 2017 Festival are now open

Early Bird until 7 Nov 2016

£20+VAT shorts, interactive & VR
£26+VAT features

Standard until 7 Feb 2017

£26+VAT shorts, interactive & VR
£35+VAT features

Last Minute until 23 Feb 2017

£30+VAT shorts, interactive & VR
£40+VAT features

Please email Joe Cutts for enquiries on film submissions and for enquiries on interactive & VR project submissions.

Submit to MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Market

MeetMarket is a unique pitching initiative which matchmakes documentary and interactive media makers' most innovative project ideas with international Decision Makers for one-to-one meetings in a fully supportive environment.

The Alternate Realities Market runs parallel to the MeetMarket, but offers a focused pitching opportunity for projects which are led by digital or interactive media.

Submissions to Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Market 2017 will open 5 January - 16 March 2017.

If you have any questions about Market submissions please view our guidelines or contact

Submit a Session

Sheffield Doc/Fest includes over 60 panel sessions, masterclasses and filmmaker interviews. Each year ideas for sessions come from the Doc/Fest team, our partners Documentary Campus, our broadcast supporters (Channel 4, BBC, ITV and Sky) and from the open call for session ideas.

The open call for session submissions will open 7 November 2016 - 16 January 2017. More information on how to submit will be available soon.

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