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Sheffield Doc/Fest

Фестиваль документального кино в Шеффилде.

About

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.

Program

  • SESSION IDEA,
  • INTERACTIVE PROJECT,
  • MEETMARKET AND CROSSOVER MARKET.

Awards

  • Grand Jury Award
  • Environmental Award
  • Interactive Award
  • Tim Hetherington Award presented by Dogwoof,
  • Youth Jury Award
  • Short Doc Award
  • Student Doc Award
  • Audience Award (Feature)
  • Audience Award (Short)
  • Audience Award (Interactive Project)

Rules

  • For Early Submissions, filmmakers are eligible to submit documentaries completed after 1 June 2017 and before 31 November 2017;
  • For Standard and Late Submissions, filmmakers are eligible to submit documentaries completed after 31 November 2017;
  • Films previously submitted to Doc/Fest are not eligible, even if the film has changed significantly since the last time it has been submitted; 
  • For competition nomination, the Festival gives priority to World Premieres and, secondarily, International and European Premieres. To be selected for the main programme strands, a UK premiere is required at minimum. 
  • There is no limit to the number of films that can be submitted by any one individual/organisation, though one form must be completed per entry.
  • We do not accept rough cuts/prototypes. Films should be presented in picture lock or fine cut. If you would like to submit a rough cut for consideration but intend to update the link, please contact Doc/Fest (films@sidf.co.uk) for permission to do so.
  • Film and media schools and tertiary institutions entering more than 1 film are eligible for discounted entry. A representative of the educational institution must contact films@sidf.co.uk to request a group discount. Students cannot negotiate submission discounts individually.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form;
  • Download work via Vimeo;
  • Pay registration fees.

Screening Media Type: DCP, Blu-ray, 35mm and 16mm film 

Audio language: original / English

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director: Elizabeth McIntyre
  • Program Director: Luke Moody 

Documents

Place

United Kingdom
Sheffield

Official website

sheffdocfest.com

Contacts

Address:

Sheffield Doc/Fest
The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row
S1 2BX Sheffield

Phone: +44 114 276 5141

Email: films@sidf.co.uk​
info@sidf.co.uk

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 25, 2017
  • Eary Deadline
    November 30, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    February 09, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    March 02, 2018
  • Event dates
    7 — 12 June 2018
Categories & Fees

Less than 40 minutes duration with credits

  • Eary Deadline — £20
  • Regular Deadline — £25
  • Late Deadline — £30

Films over 60 minutes

  • Eary Deadline — £30
  • Regular Deadline — £35
  • Late Deadline — £40

41-59 minutes duration with credits

  • Eary Deadline — £30
  • Regular Deadline — £35
  • Late Deadline — £40

Interactive projects created for a platform other than cinema or television such as cross platform, virtual reality, installation etc. or for display in non-traditional media spaces. Any duration acceptable.)

  • Eary Deadline — £20
  • Regular Deadline — £25
  • Late Deadline — £30
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