Industry Sessions Partnership
Documentary Campus and Sheffield Doc/Fest are successfully partnering in its third year to present the Industry Conference Sessions at the 20th Sheffield Doc/Fest - 12th to 16th of June.
To mark 20 years of Doc/Fest all stops have been pulled out to bring the most incredible programme for 2013. The sessions will cover a broad range of topics aimed to deliver the best possible, up to date information and training from international and UK based documentary experts.
We’ll shine a light on current trends, introduce you to new markets, expand your skills and knowledge through keynotes, panels, workshops, forums, masterclasses and of course give you great parties for networking and catching up with colleagues and collaborators. What’s the biggest factual success of 2012/2013 across Europe? We’ll find out by looking at the top ratings across Europe. Is there a European consensus or a rather specific regional taste?
Markets beyond UK borders will come direct to you here at Sheffield. Commissioning editors from Asian Networks, as well as European, North American and Australian channels, will let you know about their slots. We will spotlight new and innovative co-production possibilities with Australia and the Asian continent and find out about the Arab Documentary market.
Then, it’s time to give the floor to new digital and public broadcasters focussing on a young audience. Channels from France, UK, Norway, Denmark and Germany will show us how they engage with a young audience. Producers specialized on programmes for teenagers will showcase their latest programmes that are not only entertaining the youth but also fostering an active participation.
What are the online digital platforms to help you get your programmes seen? Get tips from people that run the platforms and the ones who have learned how to use them. We also look at new takes on history docs, what film festival programming really is about, working with institutions, music documentaries and much more!
The Sheffield 2013 Industry Conference Sessions mean Documentary Campus and Doc/Fest combine their efforts to achieve their shared goals; to maximise international documentary co-production through networking opportunities. To connect people who may never have otherwise met. To facilitate creative collaborations in an environment that buzzes with vibrant professionals whose achievements, past, present, and future, make this industry one we all want to be part of.
We hope you enjoy the programme!
About Documentary Campus
Renowned for its documentary training offers in Europe, Documentary Campus provides advanced training for professionals and up-and-coming talent in the European documentary sector. Over the past thirteen years Documentary Campus has hosted over 50 events in Europe, trained 7,000 international delegates and has organised 12 Masterschools.
About Sheffield Doc/Fest
Sheffield Doc/Fest attracts over 2500 international delegates to its dynamic film and TV market where the documentary, theatrical and TV worlds converge with digital, online and mobile communities. Since 2006, when Sheffield Doc/Fest first introduced the format of matchmade individual pitching meetings at MeetMarket, a total of £27m has been raised for 369 documentary and digital projects, from 35 countries, at 5,900 one-to-one meetings.
“Happy Birthday Sheffield Doc/Fest! Documentary Campus is delighted to continue the fruitful partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest in its third year. Together we have developed a fantastic session programme which reflects the actual situation of the international market. Furthermore, we have created a new and innovative networking platform in order to foster new cooperations within the industry.”
Donata von Perfall, Director Documentary Campus
“We are absolutely thrilled with our Doc/Campus partnership, working with the Doc/Campus team has helped us to widen our reach in the international documentary industry. We have seen some great outcomes for documentary makers through our partnership - documentary people from around the world who have attended our session programme have discovered new collaborators in the room and also started relationships with new funders and supporters. We are proud of the impact our work has on the documentary industry.”
Heather Croall, Festival Director Sheffield Doc/Fest