Sheffield DocFest 2021

Part of our Online events guide

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

Sheffield Doc/Fest, online, 4–13 June 2021, free entry - Visit now

Shefield DocFest returns this June with a mammoth, country-wide programme that explores and expands the limits of documentary. The international film and arts festival has scheduled a hybrid edition which combines events in Sheffield with online screenings and events across the nation.

Audiences can explore a range of talks, exhibitions and of course the film programme, which this year features a focus on the history of black British cinema. Our tips include Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Summer of Soul (…Or when the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Mark Cousins’ The Story of Looking and a screening of Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Time to Live and the Time to Die at Abbeydale Picturehouse.

Also, included amongst the slate of world, European and UK premieres is the first chance to catch Steve McQUeen’s Uprising — a three-part BBC series co-directed with James Rogan, which chronicles events in 1981, from the New Cross Fire, to the Black People’s Day of Action, to the Brixton riots.

Sheffield Doc/Fest, online

4–13 June 2021
Free entry