Sensoria: UK Festival of film, music and digital returns

Sensoria, the UK’s festival of film, music and digital will return to Sheffield from 1 – 9 October 2021. After a year of being confined to online projects, the event will bring a combination of real-life and streaming events, performances, screenings and talks to the city.

Over the years, Sensoria has hosted performances from the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Bill Drummond, Richard Hawley, Forgemasters, Chris and Cosey, Laurie Anderson, Jlin, DJ Stingray and many more. Renowned for its use of unusual venues, events have included city centre drive-sns, swimming pool screenings and an AV installation in a 60s hotel ballroom.

gig at Sensoria Festival in Sheffield

Sensoria have become renowned for memorable gigs in unusual spaces. Image: Laura Merrill

The Sensoria 2021 line-up will be announced late spring/early summer but, now, the festival is on the hunt for exciting new work based around this year’s themes of ‘SuperNature’ and ‘Better Together’ to feature at the event.

More specifically, Sensoria are welcoming new music documentaries, music-related biopics, fiction features or short films with an innovative soundtrack or score, as well as truly exceptional music videos. Films should have been completed after 2018. Please email Vimeo links to

The team are also looking for original artists, especially (but not exclusively) those whose performance includes an innovative, exciting use of visuals. The festival will also welcome suggestions for live performances of soundtracks and scores to film. Please email Bandcamp/Soundcloud/Dropbox links to

The closing date for submissions is 23 April 2021. There is no submissions fee.

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