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30th Sheffield DocFest

Sheffield, United Kingdom, June 14 to 19, 2023

Call for Entries

(Documentary, all lengths, all formats)

The 30th Sheffield Doc Fest is currently accepting applications for its up-coming edition.

Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival.

  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Entry fees: Yes

Please consult the festival website.


Founded in 1994, Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction storytelling. Each year the festival exhibits over 140 films and welcomes over 40,000 Festival goers including over 2,000 industry delegates from over 70 countries.  

The Industry Programme encompasses a range of opportunities for documentary makers to connect with industry partners, to find collaborators and discuss new projects. The MeetMarket (for features and series), Alternate Realities Talent Market (for new media creatives) and Amplify: Production Talent Market (to connect with UK production companies) require applications in advance.

Alternate Realities is the programme exhibiting and showcasing innovative non-fiction and immersive documentary in all forms. Platforms considered for exhibition include virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and mixed reality (MR), 360 video, sound art, web interactives, artificial intelligence, games and performance.

Telefilm Canada recognizes a feature or a short film selection in this festival and may provide assistance through the International Promotion Program.

International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890