Film Programme Submissions for Sheffield DOC/FEST 2010 Now Open!

Filmmakers from the UK and from around the world are invited to enter their new short, medium or feature length films. If you are a debut  filmmaker, student director or if you are established in the industry, your new films are welcome. Cheap Purchase

2009 saw the the best Doc/Fest ever with public and delegate attendance at record levels. But the film programme couldn’t have done it without the 1400 doc submissions we received during the viewing season. Our Youth Jury winner, Special Mention and Innovation Award winner were all selected from our submissions. We can’t wait to see what its in store for us this year.

This year Sheffield Doc/Fest will be accepting film submissions on DVD and, for the first time, via online platforms such as Vimeo and Daily Motion. Why post DVDs when you can get them up on line, save a few quid on materials & freight and help the environment in the meantime?! Special strands in the programme include Music, Sports, Gay and Arts docs and unexpected films are highlighted in the Anti-Docs strand. We are particularly looking for Cross-Platform films again this year. But as always, Doc/Fest is looking for new, exciting documentaries films on any subject, of any length. The Special Jury,  best Green Doc, Innovation, Youth Jury Award,  Audience prize and the Student Doc Award are all up for grabs this year. All submissions have the potential to be short-listed for the awards, but you have to be in it to win it!

Don’t forget: film schools are eligible for entry discounts. Get your Head of School to write to our programmer for the details. Order Pills Submissions close on Wednesday 16 June 2010. There’s no time like the present.

For any questions about the film submission process, email film programmer Hussain Currimbhoy:[email protected] and go to  Purchase for more details. Order