The theme of this year's DocFest is sparking with curiosity, and it features 37 world premières, 20 international premières, 10 European premières, 47 UK premières and 8 retrospective films, from 52 countries of production. Alongside the films there will be live podcast events, premieres of TV series and virtual reality exhibitions.

The festival runs from 14 to 19 June.

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Much Ado About Dying
Much Ado About Dying
Looking after his gay actor uncle, filmmaker Simon is engulfed in a whirl of Shakespeare and clutter, as uncle David lends his credit card to neighbours, greets visitors in the nude and teaches Simon a profound lesson on dying happy
In The Rearview
In The Rearview
This fly-on-the-wall film captures Ukrainians as they are forced to leave their homes and drive into the unknown.
Your Fat Friend
Your Fat Friend
Popular anonymous blogger Aubrey Gordon spent five years writing about the realities of living as a self-described “very fat person.” Now, she is about to face the public for the very first time.
20 Days In Mariupol
20 Days In Mariupol
As the Russian invasion begins, a team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war’s atrocities.
Is There Anybody Out There?
Is There Anybody Out There?
While navigating daily discrimination, a filmmaker who inhabits and loves her unusual body searches the world for another person like her, and explores what it takes to love oneself fiercely despite the pervasiveness of ableism.
A funeral car cruises the streets of Medellin, while a young director tells the story of his past in this violent and conservative city.
While We Watched
While We Watched
A turbulent newsroom drama which intimately chronicles the working days of broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar as he navigates a spiralling world of truth and disinformation.
A consideration of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley’s friendship and career.
Tokyo Uber Blues
Tokyo Uber Blues
Documentarian records his work as an Uber delivery guy in the pandemic.
White Nanny Black Child
White Nanny Black Child
A group of adults find solace in sharing their experiences of growing up as the children of Black Nigerian immigrants who were fostered by white British families.
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Sheffield DocFest Features

Miracle and mystery
Maria Fredriksson on her roller coaster of a ride documentary The Gullspång Miracle
Heat and light
Anna Hints on capturing the soul of the Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
Life finds a way
Sarvnik Kaur on getting involved when making Against The Tide
'It became so much more personal than I was expecting'
Ella Glendining chats about Sundance doc Is There Anybody Out There?
Fishing for truth
Sarvnik Kaur on achieving trust and honesty in her fly-on-the wall documentary Against The Tide

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