Sheffield DocFest is the UK's leading documentary festival

Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects. We champion and present the breadth of documentary form – film, television, immersive and art – in the vibrant city of Sheffield each June. We offer makers and audiences a place for inspiration, debate, development, learning and challenge. Our programming represents our core values – creativity, empathy, freedom, inclusivity and internationalism.

Festival begins
12 - 17 Jun 2024
Six months to go

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2024 Youth Jury Open for Applications

Our 2024 Youth Jury Programme is open for applications! If you are aged 18-23, based in the UK, and have a passion for documentary and the media industry, this is the programme for you. Apply by 12 January 2024, 12:00 GMT to take part.
Published on November 15

2023 Festival Report

Our 2023 Festival Report is here! In the report, we take a look back at our 30th anniversary edition and reflect on some of the achievements of the festival. Read the full report here.
Published on November 2

Festival Films & Where to Watch Them

Take a look at some of our titles from across the festival that are available to watch online, on TV and in cinemas now, and look ahead to some of the upcoming releases scheduled for the rest of the year. Catch up on your favourites, or tune into the films you missed during the festival!
Published on September 27

Open Call for MeetMarket Preselectors

**Applications are now closed**We are seeking expressions of interest from those living and working in the UK with a minimum three years experience in areas such as film and TV production, film markets/forums, film financing, film fund, film sales, film or TV commissioning to preselect projects submitted for our 2024 MeetMarket.
Published on August 31



Is it for me?

"Everyone we encountered at the festival was incredibly helpful and kind... Sheffield will always be a very special place to us."

Mirissa Neff

"How great it was to be back at Sheffield DocFest, and how buzzy and busy it felt."

Brian Hill

"Sheffield DocFest, always an adaptable, forward-thinking festival"

Guy Lodge, The Guardian
Jobs and Opportunities
Our jobs are like our festival, open to all. We believe that documentaries, and those working in the arts and in media – including ourselves - have a part to play in creating a society which is proud of its diversity and its multi-cultural heritage.

Film Programme Entries
Film Programme entries for Sheffield DocFest 2024 are now open. We welcome documentary and non-fiction films of all lengths and from all around the world, that wish to be considered for premiering as part of our 2024 official selection.
MeetMarket Entries
Our MeetMarket, for documentary projects at all stages of development, is now open for entries for the 2024 edition! The MeetMarket will take place Thursday 13 & Friday 14 June 2024.

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