- Decision Makers List 2013
- MeetMarket Projects
- International Delegations
- Crossover Market
- Round Table Sessions
- The Power Hour
- 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
- Uni of Sheffield Academic Pitch
- The Switchboard with EDN
- Meet First Cut
- The Doc/Fest Mentoring Programme
- Training and Workshops
- Focal International Presents - "Meet the Archives"
Training and Workshops
Sheffield Doc/Fest holds a series of workshops, training sessions and events throughout the year, offering complete preparation for getting your project pitched, funded and distributed in the international documentary marketplace, and understanding how to fund, distribute, market and exhibit your factual media in new ways. You may be eligible for a bursary towards the cost of any of our workshops from Creative Skillset - ask us for more details
Devise to Deliver 2
Devise to Deliver is a groundbreaking 7-month training scheme designed for innovative filmmakers and mediamakers wishing to broaden their understanding of the possibilities of digital media, delivered in partnership with Crossover Labs and supported by Creative Skillset. The programme covers developing multiplatform business skills, and embracing new ways to fund, distribute and market films and cross-platform projects through digital technology. D2D will train you in becoming a leading Producer of Marketing and Distribution (PMD) and supporting the impact of a slate of films and digital projects with your knowledge. To find out more click here.
Fast Track To Features
Fast Track To Features is a documentary feature mentoring and networking opportunity aimed exclusively at regional and diverse documentary talent looking to make the move into making top theatrical documentaries. To find out more click here.
Engine Room Pitch Workshops
The Engine Room Pitch workshop is an intensive two day proposal development and pitching workshop to help you prepare your factual project for UK and international funding, produced with Wide Eye Pictures.
Seize The Future
We are also delighted to hold Seize the Future workshops with Peter Broderick and Sandi DuBowski. This workshop offers a masterclass over two days in alternative financing and distribution in the digital age.
Market, Festival and Pitching Info Days
Get supported in how markets and festivals work, how to get funded (in traditional and new ways), and how to attract and build audiences, in workshops such as our Funders, Fans, Followers day.
Doc/Fest offers mentoring to support to hundreds of documentary makers every year. If you're interested in structured mentoring in the documentary market, especially cross-platform project development and new ways of funding and distributing factual media, you can read more here about the Doc/Fest Mentoring Programme
Our workshops will run throughout 2012 and early 2013 on regular dates across the UK.
If you're interested in bringing one to your region of the UK or world please email charlie[at]sidf.co.uk