We are pleased to see many Doc/Fest Film & Market alumni at festivals around the globe
The Sheffield Doc/Fest Marketplace is a major funding, sales and distribution platform of match made meetings for business collaborations and to unlock UK and international market opportunities
The Marketplace comprises MeetMarket, the Alternate Realities Market, the On-Screen Factual Talent Market, Round Tables and 10-Minute Meets, Sales and Distribution Day and Doc/Player, and is open to everyone from first-time filmmakers to established talent. The Marketplace also offers Festival guidance through the Market Switchboard.
Outside of the Festival during the year, Doc/Fest offers year-round training aimed at developing your skills for the UK and international market, with initiatives including Doc/Next for emerging talent, pitch training, feature development, interactive project labs and specialist producer training at the Future Producer School.
We believe that no other marketplace offers the intimacy and chance for personal connections that Doc/Fest does. Every year, large numbers of deals are done in Sheffield outside of our formal events, and we'll be delighted to help you to make connections where we can.
Doc/Fest Alumni at World Festivals
2017 Marketplace Opportunities
Have a look at our opportunities and events at the Marketplace 2017
2017 Pitch Opportunities & Competitions
Apply to our pitch competitions to win funding and commissions
Decision Makers at Doc/Fest 2017
Meet the first organisations confirmed to attend the MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Market
The Mix: The Boomer Pitch Competition
Apply to win a commission from The Mix for your short documentary
Channel 4 First Cut Pitch 2017
The Channel 4 First Cut Pitch is back! Win a commission for your first 60' documentary.
Whicker’s World Foundation Awards 2017
The return of the Whicker's World Film & TV Award of £80,000 and the Sage Award of £15,000
The Market Switchboard
On-demand personal advice at The Market Switchboard
Meet Our Future Producers 2017
15 ambitious and dedicated producers have been selected for Future Producer School 2017
Sheffield Doc/Fest at Sundance
MeetMarket projects head to Sundance this January
Patrick Hurley Appointed as Head of Marketplace
Sheffield Doc/Fest is thrilled to announce that Patrick Hurley has been appointed as Head of Marketplace.
Future Producer School
Our annual training programme with Bungalow Town Productions
Doc/Next: Meet Our Wonderful Trainees
Meet the participants of the new year-long bespoke training programme
2016 Festival Report
Download the 2016 Annual Festival Report
2016 Industry Catalogue
Everything you need to know about the 2016 Festival Programme
On-Screen Factual Talent Market
A new initiative to connect potential on-screen talent with producers, commissioners, and decision makers
Sales and Distribution Day
A day tailored to sales and distribution. Find out how to get your films out to international and domestic audiences.
Marketplace Sessions 2016
From one-to-one meetings to group discussions, this year’s sessions provided a range of opportunities for delegates
Documentary training & mentorship from Sheffield Doc/Fest & Docudays UA