Sheffield Doc/Fest: Call for Submissions

Submit your Film or Alternate Realities (Interactive & VR) Project to the 25th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest.


We’re excited to open submissions for the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 Film and Alternate Realities programmes, to discover the best new works in documentary and non-fiction storytelling globally.

Please take a moment to read through our guidelines, terms and conditions for the Film Programme here and for the Alternate Realities Programme here before submitting your project.


Early Deadline: 30 November 2017, 12noon GMT

Standard Deadline: 9 February 2018, 12noon GMT

Late Deadline: 2 March 2018, 12midnight GMT


If you have any enquiries regarding film submissions, please email our Programme Coordinator, Hannah McHaffie:

If you have any enquiries regarding Alternate Realities submissions, please email our Alternate Realities Producer, Joe Cutts:

For press enquiries please contact our publicist, Sarah Harvey: 

Submit to MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Market

MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Market are unique pitching initiatives which matchmake documentary and interactive media makers' most innovative project ideas with international Decision Makers for one-to-one meetings in a fully supportive environment.

Submissions to Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Market 2018 are now open. Submissions close on 14 February 2018 at 17:00 GMT.

To submit your project to MeetMarket:

If you’re based in the UK click here

If you’re an individual based outside the UK click here

If you’re in business and based outside the UK click here

To submit your project to the Alternate Realities Market (Interactive & VR):

If you’re based in the UK click here

If you’re an individual based outside the UK click here

If you’re in business and based outside the UK click here

If you have are unsure which Market to submit to, please read our guidelines. Any questions about submissions please contact

Submit a Talk or Session Idea

Sheffield Doc/Fest includes over 50 talks and panel sessions. Each year ideas for sessions come from the Doc/Fest team, our broadcast supporters (Channel 4, BBC, ITV and Sky) and from the open call for session ideas.

Submissions to Sheffield Doc/Fest's 2018 Talks & Sessions programme are now open. The deadline for submissions is 16 February 2018 at 17:00 GMT. 


If you would like to discuss your idea before submitting please email

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