The Sheffield Docfest is working with the BFI to launch its UK tour at the Barbican in London on March 7, in partnership with Dochouse.

The Sheffield touring programme is now in its eighth year and includes highlights from the November festival. The tour will travel for three months to 10 cinemas across the UK. Stops will include Bradford, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Cardiff and Chichester.

The organisation is workign with Carbon Planet to be a carbon neutral festival, and fittingly will kick off the Docfest tour with Basil Gelpke & Ray McCormack's environmental doc, A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash. The tour will also include films such as Anna Bucchetti's Dreaming By Numbers, Jorg Wagner's Motodrome, Sherine Salama's Last Days of Yasser Arafat, Mark Craig's Talk To Me and Richard Ogust's Chances Of The World Changing.

Creative Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University are sponsoring the tour. The next Sheffield Docfest will run Nov 7-11.