Sensoria is the UK’s festival of film and music. The festival presents a unique mix of live performance, film screenings, installations, exhibitions plus music and film industry activity at venues across Sheffield. Since it began in 2008, the festival has welcomed the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Bill Drummond, Richard Hawley, Forgemasters, Chris and Cosey, Laurie Anderson, Nitin Sawhney, Christopher Eccleston, Jlin, DJ Stingray and many more. Renowned for its use of unusual venues, events have included city centre Drive-Ins, swimming pool screenings and an AV installation in a 60s hotel ballroom. Sensoria takes place annually in autumn. SensoriaPro also delivers high quality ongoing activity for professionals and emerging talent within the music and film industry. Our informal Industry Day explores the latest developments in music and the moving image.
Throughout the year we present Sensoria Teasers – events, activities and collaborations as and when the opportunity arises.
Sensoria is based in Sheffield – a city renowned for its creative and technical innovation and one rich in musical heritage.
Our 2021 Call for Submissions is now closed.
Please also check out our virtual projects.
Uncommon People is our online family tree of Sheffield music past and present.
The Sheffield Music Map is a free smartphone app. with various ‘tours’ around the city highlighting iconic and influential locations and venues.
Our Code of Conduct for festival attendees, staff and volunteers can be downloaded here.