DocHouse Recommends

Well-crafted, insightful, unforgettable. Whether they're festival favourites or hidden gems, DocHouse Recommends films are at the core of our programme - and you won't find them anywhere else.

Flickering Lights

Now Showing

In a remote village on the India-Myanmar border, 70 years after Indian independence, news floats in that electricity may arrive.


Sheffield DocFest Spotlights: Long Distance Swimmer

Showing on Tue 28 May

The Syrian swimmer who pulled the boat that carried 18 refugees to Greece now copes with the consequences of becoming a famous activist.

Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger

Now Showing

Martin Scorsese celebrates the legendary films of Powell and Pressburger in this intimate and personal doc.

Q&A | Sunday Session

The Waste Land

Showing on Sun 02 Jun

Chris Teerink's film offers a strikingly original, contemporary interpretation of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, which has haunted and intrigued so many.


Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudovic Reels

Showing from Sat 25 May

A look into the the Algerian war for independence, where cinema was mobilized as a weapon against colonialism.

Relaxed Screening

This World Is Not My Own

Now Showing

Tracing the life of folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe and the personal and political events that shaped her body of work.


DocHouse Shorts: From There to Here

Showing on Wed 05 Jun

In this inspiring selection of short-but-perfectly-formed docs, we witness both people and places overcome, adapt and evolve.


Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

Showing from Sat 25 May

Serbian filmmaker Mila Turajlić delves into the archive of Stevan Labudović, a cameraman who documented the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement

Son of the Mullah

Showing from Fri 07 Jun

A breathtaking story of bravery, conspiracy and betrayal under the brutal grip of the Iranian regime.