Our Doc/Host programme invites local residents to host filmmakers and artists who are attending the Festival, giving them a warm, friendly Yorkshire welcome and accommodation in their home between 3-10 June 2020.

Sheffield residents play a key role in representing the festival and welcoming international guests to our city, making Sheffield a place in the heart of many.  In exchange for joining the Doc/Host programme and offering your hospitality, Doc/Fest offers you a pair of Doc/Lover wristbands. Each wristband gives you access to 12 film screenings of your choice.  

Your participation in this programme will help emerging makers and artists who are not currently earning above the UK Living Wage or travelling from across the world. We are offering the Doc/Host programme to filmmakers and artists as a service to help secure accommodation on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

How to get involved:

If you live in the Sheffield area and want to take part in the Doc/Host programme, you’ll need:

  • To live within 5 miles of Sheffield’s Train Station 
  • A spare, self-contained bedroom for your guest
  • A willingness to be a friendly host to a filmmaker/artist between 3 - 10 June

You have until 18 May 2020 to apply.

To apply to host a filmmaker and artists, click here

If you are a filmmaker/artist:

If you're a documentary filmmaker or artist currently earning less than the UK Living Wage (£10.75 per hour in London, £9.30 elsewhere) for your city of residence or low income and travelling to Sheffield internationally, you can apply to be connected with a Sheffield local offering a room and some Yorkshire hospitality. After application and confirmed pass registration, Doc/Fest will connect you with a Doc/Host. It is the filmmaker’s responsibility to decide if the potential host is the right fit for them and to organise the logistics for their stay after we have connected you.

Please note: Sheffield Doc/Fest has not visited any of the homes on our list and takes no responsibility for the state of the accommodation offered. Potential hosts are connected on a first-come-first-served basis. 

All participants in Doc/Host will need to register for a Festival Pass to take part and attend Doc/Fest activities. 

You have until 18 May 2020 to apply.

To apply for a spot, click here

Need more info?

Please contact our Hospitality team at dochost [at]

Or give us a call at the Doc/Fest office on +44 (0) 114 276 5141 if you have any queries.