Where will change emerge from? From the marginalised or from within? What questions need to be asked, how will they be vocalised? By whom? This year’s programme reflects a global wave of socio-political malaise and seeds of contestation for new order. The cinema is a portal to infinite identities and horizons, brooding epics are punctuated by illuminous scenes, worlds contract to minutes, moments expand to hours, hearts thump out of time.


  1. Rough/Ready Work in Progress Selections for 2019 Announced
    Rough/Ready Work in Progress Selections for 2019 Announced

    We’re pleased to announce the selection for the Rough/Ready 2019 programme at Sheffield Doc/Fest. Three new UK productions at rough or fine cut stage will be presenting to industry members at the 2019 festival seeking finance, sales, festivals and distribution. The event is open to all interested industry pass holders

  2. Paul Greengrass in Conversation
    Paul Greengrass in Conversation

    Director Paul Greengrass joins journalist, broadcaster and curator Danny Leigh to discuss his work and the need to make the film industry accessible to talent from working class backgrounds.

  3. Free Shorts This Winter
    Free Shorts This Winter

    Film Programme Coordinator Hannah McHaffie shares her thoughts on shorts from our 2018 programme available to watch right now.

  4. Doc/Circuit
    Doc/Circuit

    A new initiative which aims to develop regional audiences for independent documentary films