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Mini-MeetMarket 2014, 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.

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 a top pitch trainer, followed by a two-hour roundtable session with two execs who have been matched to you and your idea.

Application Guidelines:

Filmmakers are invited to submit a short proposal – no more than 250 words in length – together with a brief biography and full contact details to submissions[at]thedfg.org by 5pm on Monday 5th May 2014. The application must fit on one side of A4.

Up to 30 projects will be selected to take part in this event, and the successful projects will be notified by 19th May 2014. You must be a Sheffield Doc/Fest delegate to take part, but you don't need to have a festival pass in order to apply to Mini-MeetMarket.

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

- Up to two people can represent one project at the Mini-MeetMarket


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

Submission deadline: 5th May 2014 at 5pm

For any queries call 020 7249 6600 and speak to Anna or email submissions[at]thedfg.org