Sheffield Doc/Fest offers many pitch opportunities, with substantial amounts of funding, in-kind support and opportunities up for grabs, for a wide range of different kinds of factual projects. We have pitches and marketplace opportunities for new, emerging and established filmmakers.
Various pitch opportunities will be announced over the next months, so make sure to keep up to date with all our latest annoucements regarding pitch opportunities by signing up to our enews here and by following us on social media.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation x Guardian Pitch
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Guardian are collaborating on again on a public pitch to take place at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2019. The opportunity invites filmmakers to present ideas for short documentaries that explore the nature and impact of poverty in the UK, in a way that can open up minds, improve public understanding of the issue and start to shift attitudes towards some of the most marginalised people and communities in the UK.
JRF and the Guardian are looking to support two short films with funding (a maximum of £30,000 per film) and global release via theguardian.com.
For more information about the pitch and how to apply, click here. Deadline to apply for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation x Guardian Pitch is Thursday 21 March, midnight GMT.
The Channel 4 First Cut Pitch
The Channel 4 First Cut Pitch is back! Once again Channel 4 will be offering five new directors the chance to pitch at the festival and one winner will walk away with a commission from Channel 4 for their first 60’ film.
The successful director will receive : A1 x 60’ First Cut commission offer in 2019/20 ; One month fully-paid development and mentorship with an indie (£5,000 development cash) to further develop either your own idea OR the indie’s, paid for by the Channel 4 ; One week’s NFTS training (plus wages for that week) paid for by the Channel 4, which supports new talent and creative diversity.
For more information about the pitch and how to apply, click here. Deadline to apply for the Channel 4 First Cut Pitch is Sunday 24 March 2019, midnight GMT.
If you have any queries about our Pitch Opportunities, please contact the Marketplace team at firstname.lastname@example.org.