Sheffield Doc/Fest

Doc/Fest // Sheffield Doc/Fest

28th edition

Jun 04 - Jun 13, 2022
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Crime, Culture, Environmental, Family, Film noir, Foreign, Hip Hop, History, Human rights, Independent, LGBT, Mockumentary, Music, Nature, News, Post modern, Reality, Religious, Satire, Social issues, Sports, Transgender, Underground, Urban, Western

Mission / description Sheffield Doc/Fest is an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as a collective form of engagement.
Through supporting and sharing non-fiction storytelling, Doc/Fest aims to provide a creative space for discovery, challenge and collaboration. As an internationalist and inclusive festival, we embody a commitment to equality and access for all communities, bringing together established creatives, new voices and our host city to shape and question stories of the world we live in.

We provide a space for artistic freedom and exchange, for exploration of the ways in which filmmakers, artists and the public may collectively create a fairer society. We do this through the following programmes:


FILMS – Competitions and retrospective programmes from around the globe, giving multiple views on our times and on contemporary film.
ARTS – A series of platforms for digital artworks, installations and performances, playing with non-fiction boundaries and expanding them.
TALKS – A chance to hear from the talents, filmmakers and artists in the programme.


MARKET - Marketplace and pitching opportunities.
SESSIONS – Panels and debates discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry.
TALENT - Training initiatives and workshops.
NETWORKING - Receptions and socials, for work, play and dance.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is run by International Documentary Festival Sheffield, an independent registered charity (no.1184849), whose purpose is to advance the art of film, education and training in documentary filmmaking. Our core values as a charity centre around empathy, inclusiveness, social engagement, freedom and internationalism.

In 2019, Doc/Fest welcomed over 28,000 general public admissions and 3,489 individual industry delegates from 59 countries to Sheffield. We invite you to join us for our 28th edition from Friday 4 to Sunday 13 June 2021 - both here in Sheffield and online, as we make plans to deliver a hybrid festival which brings people together physically, where it is possible and safe to do so and virtually where it is not.
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