- 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
Call for proposals: Mini-MeetMarket 2013, produced by DFG
The Mini-MeetMarket is a unique opportunity produced by DFG for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to meet Executive Producers and pitch their idea in an intimate roundtable environment.
Submit your project to this pitching and steering session, taking place on the morning of Friday 14th June 2013. The aim is simple: to enable you to get feedback on your documentary idea by industry execs and to help you move forward. You’ll get a response on how you pitched it as well as pointers on how it needs developing, where to go next, and how to improve your chances of getting funding.
We’re open to submissions from new and emerging directors and producers with a documentary or factual project for any or many platforms (see below for exactly what we mean).
Getting the right executive producer on board is for many filmmakers the first big step toward getting their film made. If your project is selected, you will attend a one-hour plenary session with top pitch trainer Christina Burnett, followed by a two-hour roundtable session with two execs who have been matched to you and your idea.
Execs confirmed include:
• Roger Graef, Films of Record
• Christopher Hird, Dartmouth Films
• Lucy Baxter, Mandrake Films
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
Up to 30 projects will be selected to take part in this event, and the successful projects will be notified by Friday 24th May 2013.
You must be a Sheffield Doc/Fest delegate to take part.
What we’re looking for:
We look at two things when assessing your submission: You and Your Idea.
The Mini-MeetMarket is aimed at new and emerging talent.
• You do NOT need to have worked in broadcast
• You do not need to have UK experience
• You will be either producer or director of the proposed project
• You will not have directed an hour-long documentary for network broadcast in the UK
The Mini-MeetMarket is aimed at helping new and emerging talent to develop their projects.
• Your project can be documentary, factual, specialist factual or current affairs
• It might be a feature, a TV doc, a series, a transmedia project or any combination of these
• Early-stage ideas are welcomed; projects that are seeking distribution, or completion finance, are not
• We’ll look for a sense that access to the subject or story has been secured, and that your project has the potential to be realised in the current market
For any queries call 0207 249 6600 and speak to Kerry or Anna or email submissions[at]thedfg.org.