Principal Funders, Sponsors & Partners
The British Film Institute is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive.
Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives.
The largest broadcasting corporation in the world. The BBC produces programmes that inform, educate and entertain.
The Bertha Foundation works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change.
Halo is an award winning post production facility in the heart of Soho, specialising in all aspects of Film and Broadcast. The combination of experienced producers, creative talent and technical excellence make halo a uniquely adaptable, versatile and dependable post production partner.
Documentary Campus provide European documentary producers with tailored training and advice on how to develop their film ideas, unlock funding and reach a large international audience.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Netflix is proud to support Sheffield Doc/Fest and artists’ voices around the world.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice.
The Whickers was created by Alan Whicker CBE to encourage the making of quality documentaries. It continues to use Alan’s legacy to further this vision.
A luxury conference venue and 4 star hotel in Sheffield, Kenwood Hall combines a convenient location and idyllic country setting with its 12 acres of beautiful parklands.
A world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of their research-led learning and teaching.
Joi Polloi is a BAFTA winning independent digital studio and one of the UK's leading producers of multi-platform, interactive and second screen content for the TV industries.
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise.
A leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets that help communicators around the globe tell their stories.
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
PBS America offers British audiences multi-award winning and globally respected series including NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and PBS Newshour.
UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities.
Curzon is known as a place to discover other worlds and cultures, or see a different perspective. It’s also a place where the drinks and conversation flow in equal measure, where cinema becomes a memorable experience for a broad range of people.
Directors UK is the single voice for British film and television directors, representing their creative, economic and contractual rights.
A modern university with a long and proud history, dating from the opening of two 19th century schools which would later become the foundations for Sheffield Polytechnic.
The Grierson Trust is a registered charity that exists to promote documentary film making and to celebrate the work of John Grierson.
Second Home is a social business with a mission to support creativity and entrepreneurship in cities around the world.
Doc Society are a non-profit founded in 2005 committed to enabling great documentary films and connecting them to audiences globally.