Rough/Ready screens work in progress and fine cut films from filmmakers and/or producers based in the UK and Ireland, offering a space to engage with international and domestic festival programmers, sales agents, co-producers, distributors, and financiers.
The 2018 Talks & Sessions programme covered the full spectrum of industry topics for all durations and all platforms, from feature length films to series to online shorts, with insights from over 200 leading directors, producers, commissioners, distributors and on-screen talent.
The 2019 festival programme will be announced in May 2019.
Rough/Ready Work in Progress Session is Open for Applications
Doc/Comment: "An art form that provides continuous intrigue"
Luke Moody, our Director of Film Programming, talks about his motivation to discover emerging voices, greatest challenges of his job and advice he would like to give to filmmakers.
Paul Greengrass in Conversation at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019
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.
Sheffield Doc/Fest YouTube Channel
Recordings of talks, sessions and post screening from previous festivals.
Subscribe to our Podcast
Our bi-monthly podcast series includes talks with Louis Threoux, Sir David Attenborough, Michael Moore, Munroe Bergdorf, John Akomfrah, Stacey Dooley, Guy Martin, Mary Beard, Vicky McClure and more...
The Craft Summit presented by Documentary Campus
The Craft Summit presented by Documentary Campus will shine a spotlight on the creative minds behind the most thought-provoking nonfiction films.
Commissioning & Funding Sessions
The commissioning & funding panels at Doc/Fest
Festival Report 2018
Read our round-up of Doc/Fest 2018