Mr. Mark Atkin
Program Director/Contact for German Entries
Mrs. Claire Aguilar
Year of Foundation 1994
Event Date from 06 June 2019 till 11 June 2019
in Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sections Main program (non-competitive), Green Docs (environmental films), Music Docs, Bent Docs (Gay Filmmaking), and varying other sections
Terms of Entry Films which have been completed after 1 June 2014 are eligible; priority will be given to UK premieres. Accepted are: Short Films (under 30 min.), medium-length films over 30 min and under 60 min), feature films (min. 60 min.), Cross Platform
Subtitles English subtitles recommended
Format 16 mm, 35 mm, Beta SP PAL, DigiBeta PAL, HDCAM
Registration Deadline Film & Alternate Realities Submissions open on Monday 15 October.
MeetMarket Submissions open on Monday 5 November.
Fees 25.50 GBP (shorts + interactive projects), 35 GBP (features)
Attendance Figures 3,500
Prizes/Awards The Green Award; The Innovation Award; The Youth Jury Award
THE LAST TAPE by Cyprien Clement-Delmas, Igor Kosenko (Fabian&Fred)
RISK by Laura Poitras (US/DE, Praxis Films Berlin)
RUBBER COATED STEEL by Lawrence Abu Hamdan (LB/DE, Portikus)
WILDERS by Stephen Robert Morse Nicholas Hampson (UK/US/DE/NL)
AMERICAN VALHALLA by Andreas Neumann, Joshua Homme (UK/US/FR/DE)
A MODERN MAN by Eve Mulvad (DK/DE, Kloos & Co. Medien)
QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION by Yony Leyser (Desire Productions)
BEUYS by Andres Veiel (Zero One Film)
DRIES by Reiner Holzemer (BE/DE, Reiner Holzemer Film)
DEAD DONKEYS FEAR NO HYENAS by Joakim Demmer (SE/FI/DE, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF by Rupert Russell (Bulldog Agenda)
OINK by Angus Macqueen Rachel Rob-Levyt (UK/CN/DK/DE)
UNSEEN ENEMIES by Janet Tobias (US/DE)
DREAM BOAT by Tristan Ferland Milewski (Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion)
MR. GAY SYRIA by Ayse Toprak (FR/DE/TR, Coin Film)
Number of Films Shown 150 short, medium and feature-length docimentaries. Due to the fact that Doc/Fest is funded by the EU MEDIA program 75% of the selected films in the main program must be films (co)produced in European countries.
Media Coverage Intensive media coverage in the British press and on national networks such as the BBC and in international trade papers such as Screen International.
Evaluation Sheffield Doc/Fest combines a non-competetive festival which is open to the public with a conference restricted to professionals. About half the event is dedicated to sessions, pitch competitions and master classes. Topics range from new trends in television content to opportunities for theatrical release. In 2006 the “Meetmarket” was established, a new pitching initiative, designed to match documentary makers’ most innovative project ideas with international and UK buyers. Due to its small size, Doc/Fest offers very good networking opportunities and increasingly attracts major international buyers.