The return of the Whicker's World Film & TV Award of £80,000 and the Sage Award of £15,000
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 Sunday and MarketPlayer, and is open to everyone from first-time filmmakers to established talent. The Marketplace also offers a number of mentoring opportunities including Mini-MeetMarket: Meet the Execs and 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 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.
Whicker’s World Foundation Awards 2017
2016 Festival Report
Download the 2016 Annual Festival Report
2016 Industry Catalogue
Everything you need to know about the 2016 Festival Programme
2016 Marketplace Guide
Your map to all those who pitched at Doc/Fest 2016
Doc/Next - career development and training
A new year-long bespoke training and mentoring programme
2016 Pitch Opportunities & Competitions
Doc/Fest's selection of 2016 pitches and the winners
On-Screen Factual Talent Market
A new initiative to connect potential on-screen talent with producers, commissioners, and decision makers
A day tailored to distribution and sales. Find out how to get your films out to international and domestic audiences.
Future Producer School 2016
Meet our Future Producers!
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
The Market Switchboard
On-demand personal advice at The Market Switchboard