Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

With 2018 marking its 25th year, Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s premier documentary festival, screening compelling stories from around the world.

Taking place at a multitude of venues across Sheffield, here’s our look at a selection of films featured at the festival in 2018.

click on the film title to see our review


A Northern Soul STILL

A Northern Soul

An instant classic which displays the authenticity of its title, A Northern Soul is a stunning piece of work that captures working class life and a musical passion.

A Northern Soul – interview with director

See our interview with A Northern Soul director Sean McAllister.


Bruce Lee & the Outlaw STILL

Bruce Lee & The Outlaw
+ interview with director

Filmed over 6 years, this story follows a young homeless boy and the “King of the Underworld”.


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Too Beautiful: Our Right To Fight

Considered “too beautiful to fight”, the Cuban authorities ban women from boxing, but one is fighting back.

Too Beautiful: Our Right To Fight – interview with director

See our interview with director Maceo Frost and Namibia Flores Rodriguez on this stunning documentary.



Boys Who Like Girls

Making the world safer for women, one boy at a time, Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) is a boys’ club in India.

Boys Who Like Girls – interview with director

See our interview Inka Achte, director of Boys Who Like Girls and Liisa Karpo, the film’s producer.


What Is Democracy still

What Is Democracy?

A timely examination of our modern-day idea of democracy.



The Eyes of Orson Welles
+ interview with director

A look into the world of the legendary man to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen – through Welles’ own eyes.



+ interview with director

With only 26 inhabitants, Doel is a ghost town in Belgium – surrounded by a nuclear power plant, a gigantic container dock, and the port of Antwerp.


Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Filmed over 5 years, an observational film following life through immersive cinematography.


For the Birds STILL

For The Birds

A look at the relationship between a woman and her animals – 200 ducks, chickens, geese and turkeys – and the unwanted attention it can bring.

For The Birds – interview with director

See our interview with Richard Miron, director of For the Birds, on this unique story.


Room for a Man STILL

Room For A Man

A deeply personal story exploring identity and acceptance.


Home Games

Home Games

A season in the life of a girl who has a chance to be saved by football.


When the War Comes STILL

When The War Comes

A chilling observational film that follows a group preparing for their own personal war.


Watch the trailer for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 –