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BFI DOC SOCIETY FUND

The BFI Doc Society Fund supports and nurtures independent non-fiction film and immersive projects by UK filmmakers, prioritising expansive, director-led storytelling.

BFI Doc Society Drop-In Day at Sheffield DocFest 2024

BFI DOC SOCIETY DROP-IN DAY at SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2024

Sunday 16 June, 09:30 - 17:15 / Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield

BFI Doc Society invites all non-fiction film talent to join us at our open-access drop-in day at Sheffield DocFest 2024!

Come along in the morning from 09:30 to register and join one of our info roundtables (limited capacity), where you'll find out more about our funds and support activities. Other organisations and companies to host roundtables are BFI Network North (for those fiction-curious amongst you!) and Kickstarter, with more TBC. The rest of the day will bring more talks and events, including producer case studies and an 'open mic' session to find potential collaborators. Use our space to connect with industry delegates and like-minded creatives throughout the day.
Keep an eye out here for more detailed info soon.

Open to all, walk-ups welcome - no DocFest delegate pass required.

Followed by Happy Hour from 17:15 - 18:30 at Birdhouse!

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Programme Updates

We're excited to introduce you to the participants on our Producing Truth programme, supported by the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund and delivered by BFI Doc Society, Scottish Documentary Institute, Screen Alliance Wales and Docs Ireland. Producing Truth runs from mid-May till early July.
Meet the producers here.

In April, we were pleased to host a virtual delegation of six UK filmmakers who identify as disabled, deaf and/or neurodivergent to IDA's Getting Real'24 conference. Find out more about them here.

Please keep an eye out on this page and our socials (@TheDocSociety) for more training and development opportunities in the future.

1-2-1 ONLINE ADVICE SESSIONS - OPEN ACCESS

Book your 15-minute 1-2-1 online advice session with a member of the BFI Doc Society team! Open to filmmakers and producers across the UK, this is an opportunity to discuss projects or ask advice about our funds.

Our online 1-2-1 sessions are fully booked until mid June. We will release new slots soon.

Book your slot here.