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Doc/Fest Digital Industry Pass


Calling all filmmakers, artists and members of the film, digital art and related industries! Get access to the documentary festival's online programme of screenings, talks, pitches, and panel sessions with the Digital Industry Pass.

This year's Doc/Fest, which had been scheduled for 4–9 June, is no longer taking place in its original form.

For the festival's public programme, the plan is now to deliver a series of weekends throughout the autumn, presenting film screenings, talks, panels, artists’ events and community engagement activities.

For the industry, meanwhile, the festival is offering a Digital Industry Pass – available to filmmakers, artists and members of the film, digital art and related industries.

The Digital Industry Pass gives you access to the following programme available from June to November 2020:

  • Doc/Player – an online industry screening platform offering a curated programme of new films from all over the world, from across Doc/Fest's non-competitive film strands: ‘Into the World’, ‘Rhyme & Rhythm’, ‘Ghosts & Apparitions’ and ‘Rebellions’. The Doc/Player will run from 8 June until 31 August 2020. Films will be added as they go along and some will be there for a limited period of time – they recommend getting the pass early.
  • Streaming of 6+ talks and panels throughout June, July and August.
  • Pre-recorded access to its annual pitches: The Whickers Pitch and Chicken & Egg (Egg)celerator Lab Pitch in June.
  • Streaming of talks with filmmakers and on-screen talent and industry panel sessions taking place in Sheffield during our autumn weekenders: September to November tbc.

The full Digital Industry Pass programme will be announced on Monday 8 June.

More details about autumn's public programme to come soon.

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Films from previous Doc/Fest editions

Thu. 6 June 2019 — Thu. 24 June 2021

In the spirit of togetherness, the team at Sheffield Doc/Fest have put together a list of documentary films screened at previous editions of the festival, which are now available to watch online.

Eelyn Lee

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A Conversation with Jeremy Deller & Sharna Jackson

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Seahorse: A Conversation with Jeanie Finlay and Freddy McConnell

Seahorse follows Freddy, a gay transgender man, in his quest to carry his own baby. Stream Freddy and the documentary's director Jeanie Finlay in conversation, filmed at Doc/Fest 2019.