Sheffield Doc/Fest is an independent registered charity (no.1184849), whose mission is to advance the art of film, education and training in the art of documentary filmmaking. We offer filmmakers and artists a place for inspiration, debate, growth and challenge, providing an international platform to launch works as part of a carefully curated programme that challenges trends, brings diversity and enriches engagement.
Sheffield Doc/Fest is a film festival and marketplace, celebrating, sharing and debating non–fiction arts as a collective form of engagement. It is a space for freedom and for exploration of the ways in which filmmakers, artists and public may reinvent meaning and new possible worlds.
We champion and push forward talent, ideas and interaction for the future of film and the arts. We are an open, inclusive festival, bringing together veteran creatives, new voices and our city to shape and question the world we live in, creating a sense of community and the potential for change.
Sheffield Doc/Fest offers a volunteer programme for volunteers ages 16+ (under 18s need parental/guardian consent), a Youth Jury for 18-22 year olds, and other ways to get involved. Sheffield Doc/Fest is open all year, offering a range of activity to inspire audiences and industry with the art of film. From school programmes to year-round screenings, involving local, national and international participants through touring screenings, exhibitions, workshops, and events.