- Decision Makers List 2013
- MeetMarket Projects
- Crossover Market
- International Delegations
- Round Table Sessions
- Pitch Opportunities
- The BFI Film Fund Pitch
- The New York Times Op-Docs Pitch
- Channel 4 First Cut Pitch
- The Wellcome Trust Development Awards Pitch
- Your WorldView Pitch
- Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch
- The Switchboard with EDN
- The Doc/Fest Mentoring Programme
- Training and Workshops
Sheffield Doc/Fest offers extensive marketplace opportunities for all delegates. Hundreds of executives, distributors, commissioners, funders, advisors and buyers from documentary and cross-platform attend the festival. To see who is confirmed for Doc/Fest 2013 so far, please see the 2013 list of Decision Makers here.
Doc/Fest is the perfect place to meet potential production investors and production partners. In 2013, over 1,200 meetings will be pre-scheduled between MeetMarket participants by the Doc/Fest marketplace team, with hundreds more arranged spontaneously outside the market. If you'd like to discuss how your projects can benefit from any of the opportunities at the Doc/Fest, we'd be delighted to talk about it with you, so feel welcome to email us and discuss what personalised help we can get you in our marketplace.
"Absolutely fantastic. The best documentary market in Europe, without a doubt."
Doc/Fest currently offers the following pitching & marketplace events:
MeetMarket is the UK's largest documentary marketplace offering a unique way to pitch new and groundbreaking documentary projects. MeetMarket is an invitation-only space for participants selected from open applications. Applications for MeetMarket 2013 are CLOSED and all applicants have been notified. For MeetMarket 2013 we received 613 applications from 53 countries and the 63 selected projects participating in MeetMarket 2013 can be viewed here. If you are not selected for MeetMarket Doc/Fest features many other market opportunities for delegates - more than ever in 2013, through which we're dedicated to helping all Doc/Fest delegates get the market support and meetings they need.
Videotheque is a fully-digitised library of the festival's film programme plus a selection of the best new documentaries available to be acquired. During the festival, the Videotheque is open all day and slots can be booked in 2-hour windows on the day before, or the day of, a desired viewing date. Please note - priority will be given to Decision Makers for the at-festival Videotheque, but the Videotheque will be online for festival delegates to view for 3 months after the festival.
Pitch Opportunities, with substantial amounts of funding, in-kind support and opportunities up for grabs, for a wide range of different kinds of factual projects, including pitches with the New York Times and the BFI.
Round Table Sessions where delegates can informally meet key international documentary decision-makers in a group discussion and information-sharing format.
The Switchboard with EDN - Get on-demand personal advice and connections! The Marketplace team at Doc/Fest and the European Documentary Network welcome all delegates to approach our 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.
10x10 - Screen up to 10 minutes of your non-fiction works-in-progress and receive 10 minutes of directed feedback from the audience
Commissioning Panels, a chance to hear the up to date priorities for the world's major factual commissioners in dedicated panel discussions.
Training and Workshops - throughout the year Doc/Fest organises training and workshops focussing on project development, pitching, funding, new media and distribution. Look out too for internship opportunities like the Shed Internship.