Sheffield Doc/Fest is a film festival and marketplace, celebrating, sharing and debating non–fiction arts as a collective form of engagement. It is a space for freedom and for exploration of the ways in which filmmakers, artists and public may reinvent meaning and new possible worlds.
They champion and push forward talent, ideas and interaction for the future of film and the arts. They are an open, inclusive festival, bringing together veteran creatives, new voices and the city to shape and question the world we live in, creating a sense of community and the potential for change.
As part of our collaboration, NeuroLove is working in partnership with Dr Erinma Ochu, Curator of Sheffield Doc/Fest Exchange to commission six micro-docs, from young people who are living in care environments, that are meaningful and important to them. They will be supported by industry experts to provide mentoring, guidance and practical skills. Their emotional and mental wellbeing is supported throughout the process with access to social and psychological therapists. Raising Films are commissioning one of these films.
If you are a young person who is care experienced, we want to hear from you. Sign up using the form at the bottom of the page.
To find out more, as the micro-commissions evolve, or to get involved in offering mentoring through a live or recorded session, visit: https://sheffdocfest.com/. The films produced will be screened in conjunction with Doc/Fest Rebellions film strand in October. Watch a selection of these docs, for free: https://selects.sheffdocfest.com/page/rebellions/