Image: Finnish production company Mouka Filmi received a Creative Europe TV programming grant towards the production of Punk Voyage.

Don't miss out on Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

The 25th edition of the UK’s largest documentary festival is just around the corner, taking place from 7-12 June in Sheffield. 

Boasting a full programme of film screenings, talks and sessions with high profile speakers, as well as numerous opportunities to network, the festival has something for everyone interested or working in documentary filmmaking. 

One key element of the festival is the funding, sales and distribution platfrom Marketplace, which includes the MEDIA-funded initiatives Alternate Realities Market and MeetMarket. This year sees 90 projects pitched across the two events.

16 projects selected for MeetMarket are from the UK, including Maya (UK/Iran) from Banyak Films directed by Jamshid Mojaddadi & Anson Hartford; Neither Confirm Nor Deny from New Sparta Films directed by Philip Carter and The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein from Met Film Production, directed by Angus McQueen.  

On Sunday 10 June the Alternate Realities Summit returns to the festival where the world’s leading interactive and immersive storytellers will share through panels and presentations how they use the latest technology to examine who we are. 

If you are keen to contribute to discussions about the potential impact of Brexit on the documentary sector, make sure to attend EDN’s Influencing Brexit — Have Your Say session on 9 June.  

And to top it off, ten films in the festival programme have received support from Creative Europe! Browse the full list here.

Creative Europe Desk UK staff will also be at the festival. If you want to find out about the support available through Creative Europe for documentary filmmakers, get in touch with Francesca (England), Ben (Scotland), Judy (Wales), Sophie (N. Ireland) or Ben Taylor to arrange a meeting. 

Find out more and buy your festival pass or tickets to individual screenings on the Sheffield Doc/Fest website. 

Image: Finnish production company Mouka Filmi received a Creative Europe TV Programming grant towards the production of Punk Voyage.