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The Sheffield Doc/Fest Marketplace is a major funding, sales and distribution platform designed to unlock UK and international market opportunities, and facilitate creative collaborations. The Marketplace comprises a range of business activity and is open to all delegates, from first-time filmmakers to established talent, from feature-length film projects, to shorts and series.


MeetMarket is one of the world’s largest documentary and factual markets and pitching forums, with the opportunity to meet with over 300 international funders, broadcasters, distributors and exhibitors. Doc/Fest offers a unique way to pitch your projects through match-made meetings between pitchers and Decision Makers, to get straight to the creative and financial discussions. Projects range from long form to short form films, series and formats. 

Submissions to Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket 2018 are now open. Submissions close on 14 February 2018 at 17:00 GMT. To find out more and submit click here.

A full list of the selected MeetMarket projects 2017 can be found here.


Alternate Realities Market 

Alternate Realities Market is the key place to make partnerships and secure international funding for interactive, immersive and virtual reality projects, within the documentary, factual or hybrid genres.  

Submissions to Sheffield Doc/Fest's Alternate Realities Market 2018 are now open. Submissions close on 14 February 2018 at 17:00 GMT. To find out more and submit click here.

A full list of the selected Alternate Realities Market projects 2017 can be found here.


Round Tables

This session format invites delegates to meet with Decision Makers through informal group discussions. Running for 90 minutes, the session features five tables with one or two Decision Makers at each table. During the course of the event, the delegates will meet with all attending Decision Makers for 15-minute group meetings.

The 2017 Round Tables are closed. More information about the 2017 themes can be found here.


10-Minute Meets

This one-to-one format allows delegates to meet with Decision Makers for short 10-minute meetings. Each session focuses on a particular topic, and features Decision Makers representing that part of the industry. These are match-made sessions where Decision Makers are brought together with the delegates that are most relevant to them. 

The 2017 10-Minute Meets are closed. More information about the themes for this year's events can be found here.


Pitch Opportunities

Sheffield Doc/Fest offers a number of pitching opportunities during the festival. For more details on the pitches hosted in 2017, please click here.


Market Mentors in partnership with EDN

Market Mentors is a unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to connect with experienced Executive Producers and industry experts for mentoring and advice about a specific film project. Applications are closed. More information on Market Mentors can be found here.


The Market Switchboard 

The Market Switchboard offers on-demand advice to filmmakers looking to meet some of the 300+ Decision Makers invited to the Marketplace. Our Market Switchboard mentors help filmmakers and other delegates navigate the Doc/Fest Marketplace: identifying key Decision Makers, discussing filmmaker projects, and helping refine strategies for getting the most out of one's networking, business and creative opportunities.

To find out more about the Market Switchboard, click here.  


International Delegations 

Doc/Fest welcomes a number of International Delegations to the Festival, creating opportunities to meet international filmmakers, partners and co-producers from around the world. Doc/Fest also facilitates UK Talent groups to introduce new delegates to the Festival. To find out more about our 2017 delegations, click here.

For any Marketplace queries please contact marketplace@sidf.co.uk