Selected International Film Festivals

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest
The Workstation,
15 Paternoster Row
S1 2BX Sheffield
phone +44 114 276 5141
fax +44 114 272 1849

Acting Director
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

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

German Films


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)
RUSHING GREEN WITH HORSES by Ute Aurand (Ute Aurand Filmproduktion)

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.

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