Sylvia Bednarz is the Director of Partnerships and Development at Sheffield Doc/Fest – the UK’s largest and most exciting documentary and digital media festival. It is a hub for all documentary and non-fiction content across all platforms, from feature length to shorts, and including interactive and virtual reality projects. The Festival comprises - Film programme for the very best international screenings; Alternate Realities for digital and interactive innovation; Talks; Sessions to inspire, inform and debate; Marketplace for international business; Live events and networking; All Year screenings and training for outside the festival period. It welcomes over 32,000 audiences each year, including over 3,500 industry delegates from over 60 countries. This year, the Festival will take place 9-14 June 2017.Prior to joining Sheffield, Sylvia worked in documentary film and TV production, beginning her media career as Production Coordinator on the feature documentary “The Age of Stupid”. She then joined Current TV as an Associate Producer, working alongside the commissioning editor to manage both single and series documentaries from development through to broadcast. Sylvia also was the Business Development Director and Film Festival Producer at the digital short film platform – The Smalls.