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 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
Seven weeks to go

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Announcing our Alternate Realities Collaboration with the IDA

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the International Documentary Association (IDA) for the Alternate Realities Exhibition and Summit during our 31st edition of Sheffield DocFest taking place 12 - 17 June 2024.
Published on April 18

Applications open for Filmmaker Challenge 2024

Returning for 2024, we will select and support six filmmakers to make a short documentary in and around Sheffield during the festival.
Published on March 27

BBC Storyville Development Pitch 2024

BBC Storyville is delighted to announce an opportunity to pitch to be part of its 2024 DocFest Development Programme. Storyville is passionate about feature documentaries, telling timely stories from across the world.
Published on March 18

Alternate Realities Talent 2024

Alternate Realities Talent exists to foster collaborations between artists, collectives, creatives and organisations focused on using digital technologies to experiment and play with non-fiction boundaries, as well as push storytelling in exciting new directions.
Published on March 14



Is it for me?

"All year round you work and try to find inspiration. Sheffield DocFest is 100% about inspiration. I come here to be reminded why I do what I do."

Industry Delegate

"The character of the festival extends further than the programme of films and talks, it’s imbued in the staff, volunteers and attendees, and through this community, soaked up into the city itself. I walked home every day buzzing with insight and brimming with new documentary recommendations for anyone who would listen."

Alaina Briggs, Sheffield DocFest Local Advisory Group

"DocFest is the best documentary festival in the UK. It offers access to film makers, fosters community and collaboration and showcases the best of the industry’s work. It is irreplaceable."

Industry Delegate
Tickets and Passes
The 31st Edition of Sheffield DocFest will take place from Wednesday 12 June to Monday 17 June 2024. The MeetMarket will take place on Thursday 13 June and Friday 14 June 2024, allowing Marketplace participants the opportunity to experience the opening night of the festival.
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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