Patrick Hurley (UNITED KINGDOM)
Director of Marketplace & Talent
Sheffield Doc/Fest

Patrick oversees Sheffield Doc/Fest's international Marketplace & Talent Programme connecting filmmakers with industry to get new documentaries made and seen.

Patrick oversees Sheffield Doc/Fest’s international Marketplace & Talent Programme connecting filmmakers with industry to get new documentaries made and seen. Formerly Distribution Manager at Dogwoof from 2012-16, Patrick has worked closely with filmmakers, producers and partners on a diverse slate of over 100 documentary releases. Prior to working on documentaries, Patrick worked as a Researcher and Tutor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.

At AIDC, Patrick is looking for projects in development/production that may be suitable for Doc/Fest’s marketplace, as well as films and new media projects that may be completed in time for Sheffield’s next programme.


Sheffield Doc/Fest is an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as a collective form of engagement