Sheffield DocFest have announced their full 2023 programme of films, exhibitions and public talks. Their Alternate Realities arts programme will take place at Site Gallery, during the festival 14-19 June, and for an extended period until 16 July.
Alternate Realities showcases innovative non-fiction and immersive documentaries in all forms, breaking the boundaries of traditional documentary practice and using cutting-edge technology – including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, video gaming platforms, augmented reality, and interactive web documentaries.
This year’s festival will present 15 works at Site that are free and open to the public, and the return of the Alternate Realities summit on 18 June, supported by Arts Council England.
Verity Nalley, Alternate Realities Consultant, says: “2023 is an exciting year for documentaries in alternative formats. As technologies such as virtual reality are becoming more mainstream, creators are truly starting to understand how to make the most of the transformative power they hold to bring the stories they are telling to life in ways we just haven’t experienced before.”