The Sheffield Doc/Fest is now accepting documentary film submissions for the 2013 festival, taking place between the 12th to the 16th of June. Four these five days, Sheffield will be a Mecca for documentary filmmakers and fans alike; a host of screenings, speaking events, parties and – most importantly – networking opportunities. Proudly celebrating a 20th Anniversary in 2013, the biggest documentary festival in the UK is a hub of artistic appreciation, attracting over 2500 industry delegates, not to mention a documentary loving public who attend each year in droves. Described as “simply fantastic” by the Huffington Post, what the festival offers then is a wonderful platform for aspiring filmmakers and emerging talents to launch their films to a wider audience and to the UK and international film industries. The festival “prides itself on supporting the development of emerging talent and helping young filmmakers get their documentaries bought,” and you just have to glance at the list of films from previous years to see that their pride is more than justified. Two big success stories from the 2011 fest included Alex Ramseyer-Bache and Daniel Lucchesi’s We Are Poets which was released to UK cinemas and Anthony Baxter’s You’ve Been Trumped (reviewed here at Rhythm Circus) which recently aired on BBC2, whilst the 2012 entry Fire in the Blood is due for a theatrical release this year.
Sheffield Doc/Fest invites submissions of feature, medium and short films as well as across platform films. Established and debut directors, independent filmmakers, distributors, film schools and media collectives from the UK and abroad are welcome to submit their work.
For more information visit: https://sheffdocfest.com/view/submisions_overview