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We have been asked to pass on this information for our clients by the team at Doc/Fest:

The 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest Programme is now live. Doc/Fest is committed to providing a positive and inclusive experience for all festival audiences, to enable attendees to discover documentary, including those with disabilities and other access requirements. Click here to visit the Doc/Fest accessibility page.

Tickets and Festival Passes
Doc/Fest offers concession rates on Tickets, Festival Passes and Doc/Lover Wristbands for those who are students, senior citizens and claimants of job seekers allowance and incapacity benefits. To purchase yours click here. In addition, Doc/Fest has a policy of offering a complimentary ticket or Festival Pass for those requiring the support of a Personal Assistant, Carer or sign language interpreter. Please contact the Box Office at boxoffice [at] to request this along with proof of DLA or a valid CEA card, or equivalent.

From Door to Doc
Doc/Fest believe arts and culture should be accessible to everyone, whatever postcode, financial income, disability, or other seeming barriers. From Door to Doc is a community outreach programme run by the Festival and supported by Wellcome that strives to enable members of Sheffield and the surrounding areas, who wouldn’t normally be able to access the Festival, to come and enjoy a Festival experience for just £1. Doc/Fest will cover travel to and from the city centre, invite you to see a film, explore an interactive exhibition and see some talks at the Doc/Fest Exchange. Find out more here.

Talks and Events

The festival has an extremely diverse six-day line-up of film, interactive and immersive story forms, special events and live performance, plus talks by on-screen talent and makers. Within the Films programme, dialogue-heavy English language documentary highlights include: Love Means Zero, The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, Minding The Gap, The Insufferable Groo and Three Identical Strangers.

This year, in live event Reeps One presents: We Speak Music, Live international world class beatboxer and vocal artist Reeps One will be joined for an AI duet with the ‘Reepsbot’ and will create mind-blowing spectacles through the power of the voice. The Festival also welcomes Brian Reed to the Talks & Sessions programme, who will speak about his work as the host and co-creator of S-Town, the seven-episode audio documentary from the makers of Serial and This American Life.

The Doc/Fest Talks programme invites star filmmakers and on-screen talent from across the documentary world and beyond – to inform, challenge and inspire; see the full Talks schedule here. On Tudor Square, Doc/Fest Exchange: Head Space supported by Wellcome, will host a free programme of special talks, films and activity about mental health. Doc/Fest Exchange speakers include: SBTV founder Jamal Edwards who will talk about his work to break the stigma around mental health; Reeps One who will talk about the crossover between music, science and mental health; and BBC Asian Network presenter Mim Shaikh.

Programme Guide Materials

Please look out for accessible screenings and events noted within the printed programme. If you require the printed programme in a different format, contact access [at] for a downloadable PDF that is enlargeable. You can also call the Festival Box Office at +44 (0) 330 122 8870 to be able to speak with someone about the programme and to ask questions about what is on when.


For all enquiries relating to accessibility and reasonable adjustments please email access [at] or call +44 (0) 330 122 8870.

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