Mr. Mark Atkin
Program Director/Contact for German Entries
Mrs. Claire Aguilar
Year of Foundation 1994
Event Date from 04 June 2020 till 09 June 2020
Event Date !!!TRANSFORMED ONLINE AND PARTIALLY POSTPONED TO AUTUMN!!!
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 have to be a UK Premier. Films premiered at a film festival or cinema before 30 June 2019 are not eligible for entry. Accepted are: Short Short Films (under 7 min), Short Films (between 7 and 40 min), Mid-Length and Feature Films (over 40 min)
!!!Status: Transformed (online) and partly postponed
MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Talent Market will take place online, in June. Film screenings, talks, panels, artists’ events and community engagement activities will be held on a series of weekend throughout Autumn 2020.!!!
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
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 28,098
Participants of the Film Industry 3489 industry delegates from 59 countries
Prizes/Awards Grand Award, Jury Award, UK Award, First Feature Award, Short Doc Award, Tim Hetherington Award, Youthg Jury Award, Audience Award
MY FATHER THE SPY by Gints Grube, Jaak Kilmi (LV/DE/CZEE, Kick Film)
WAR OF ART by Tommy Gulliksen (NO/DE, Story House Productions
KABUL, CITY IN THE WIND by Aboozar Amini (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
THE PIT (DIE GRUBE) by Hristiana Raykova (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff (CL/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)
SEARCHING EVA by Pia Hellenthal (Corso Film)
HI, A.I. by Isa Willinger (Kloos & Co. Medien)
IN SEARCH… by Beryl Magoko (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
PROPERTY (TRÄUME VON RÄUMEN) by Matthias Lintner (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB))
THE REST by Ai Weiwei (AWW Germany)
CLOSING TIME by Nicole Vögele (CH/DE, Film Academy Baden-Württemberg)
MOTHER, I AM SUFFOCATING. THIS IS MY LAST FILM ABOUT YOU by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (LS/DE)
RUSHING GREEN WITH HORSES by Ute Aurand (Ute Aurand Filmproduktion)
Number of Films Shown 186 films from 40 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.