Sheffield Doc/Fest is UK's premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference, taking place 12-16 June 2013.
Sheffield Doc/Fest has become an important annual platform for the documentary industry and offers extensive marketplace opportunities for all delegates. The event is at the forefront when it comes to embracing the cross-platform media landscape.
In 2012, 239 decision-makers attended Sheffield Doc/Fest. You'll find the list of confirmed decision-makers for 2012 here. Sheffield Doc/Fest is an ideal place to meet potential production investors and production partners. The relaxed atmosphere provides a forum to hold informal and formal meetings.
Members of the Nordic Delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest will be offered:
Reduced rate delegate pass of GBP 199 + VAT which gives access to all Doc/Fest film screenings, the Videotheque, the industry conference programme, networking receptions and parties (except for MeetMarket, which has a selection process. Deadline for MeetMarket: 20 March 2013)
Enhanced visibility in the Doc/Fest catalogue and on the Doc/Fest website
Special attention and networking opportunity at the Nordic Vodka Hour
Help and support from the FkN and Doc/Fest staff
To sign up for the Nordic delegation and for more information, please email Christina Jul Gregersen, Nordisk Forum Manager at Filmkontakt Nord, no later than 22 April 2013.
MeetMarket is one of Europe’s top pitching forums offering a unique way to pitch new and groundbreaking documentary projects. MeetMarket has a selection process and is not included in the discounted fee. Guidelines for eligibility are:
MeetMarket is open to all documentary makers from any country and to projects at any stage of development, production, or post-production.
You can enter as many projects as you like, but Sheffield Doc/Fest recommends you don't submit more than 5 because they're very unlikely to take more than 2 from any one company.
Projects must have international appeal and take an innovative/fresh approach to either the content, the execution of the idea or both.
Projects may take any form or specialist focus, e.g. feature documentaries, television, series or specialised genres. Natural history, science and arts projects are very welcome.
MeetMarket also welcomes projects looking to raise finance and distribute/exhibit their projects through alternative strategies including via crowdfunding, self/hybrid distribution and third sector support, as well as those with innovative outreach strategies.
Deadline for applications: 20 March 2013.
Other pitching & marketplace events for all delegates
Videotheque, a fully-digitised library of the festival's film programme plus a selection of the best new documentaries available to be acquired.
Pitch Competitions, with £175k of funding, in-kind support and opportunities up for grabs, for a wide range of different kinds of factual projects.
Round-Table Sessions, where delegates can informally meet key international documentary decision-makers in a group discussion and information-sharing format.
The Switchboard - Get on-demand personal advice and connections! The Marketplace team at Doc/Fest welcome all delegates to approach the dedicated table in The Eye space of the Hubs building, just outside the MeetMarket room. Here you can take advice on who might be useful for you to meet in the Marketplace in Sheffield, and how best to approach those people to get the funding, advice or mentoring you need.
Mini MeetMarket, a unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to meet industry mentors in an informal setting.
Commissioning Panels, a chance to hear the up to date priorities for the world's major factual commissioners in dedicated panel discussions.