- Decision Makers List 2013
- MeetMarket Projects
- International Delegations
- Crossover Market
- 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
Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch
In association with Mandrake Films
Do you have what it takes to bring science, history, business or religion alive for documentary audiences across the world?
The Specialist Factual New Talent Pitch gives new talent presenters from a range of disciplines the chance to show a panel of specialist factual commissioning editors, funders and producers what they can do.
Aspiring expert presenters pitch cutting edge research that they think would make a great documentary in front of a live audience at Sheffield Doc/Fest on Saturday June 15th, taking feedback and questions from a panel of leading expert talent, programme makers and funders.
The winner will make a short film with Mandrake Films for The Open University’s Open Media Unit to go on their OpenLearn channel!
The Open University have co-produced some of our most popular specialist factual programmes including The Seven Ages of Britain, Coast, Stargazing Live, Wartime Farm and Bang Goes the Theory.
Applicants should have an expert background, some media experience in the form of previous public presentations, radio or television work and have something they can show to demonstrate this, as part of their application.
Please note that applicants must be available from 10am-5pm on Sat 15th June if selected.
To see last year's winner in action, look here
Deadline for applications is 6pm, Thursday 30th of May 2013
How to Apply
To apply or for more information please contact Lucy Baxter on Lucy@mandrakefilms.co.uk
with a one page outline of your idea/research, biography and example of media/presentation work (DVDs can be posted if necessary, postal address on www.mandrakefilms.co.uk