Open for documentary filmmakers!

We're open for entries to the 30th edition of Sheffield DocFest!
We welcome documentary films of all lengths, from shorts to features, from documentary makers across the world. We screen over 130+ films from over 50 countries across the world. We're interested in seeing work from emerging, independent and established filmmakers.

Alternate Realities 20K Commission

Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to announce a £20,000 opportunity for an artist to create an imaginative digital artwork. 

Supported by Arts Council England, Site Gallery, British Council & MUTEK.

With thanks to support from Arts Council England, Site Gallery and British Council, we are offering £20,000 for an artist(s) based anywhere in the world to create an imaginative digital project in documentary to be installed and exhibited in the Alternate Realities exhibition programme as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s 26th edition later this year: 6th – 11th June 2019. Additionally MUTEK will be inviting the successful commission winner to their 20th edition in Montreal (20-25 August, 2019) to speak about the work and then tour their project to MUTEK Montreal in 2020.

Film and Alternate Realities Submissions are now open!

We’re excited to open submissions for the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Film and Alternate Realities programmes, to discover the best new works in documentary and non-fiction storytelling globally. The Sheffield Doc/Fest programme offers filmmakers and creators an essential platform to launch their work at one of the world’s leading film festivals.

We champion new and authentic voices, presenting plural visions of the world present and past, and aspire to present a programme of equality in representation both on screen and behind the camera. Sheffield Doc/Fest is open to all sectors of film and media production, all lengths, and all formats.

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