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German Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

What is ‘german documentaries’? ‘german documentaries’ is the international label for the promotion of German documentary films abroad. An initiative of the AG DOK – the German Documentary Association and German Films Service + Marketing GmbH – ‘german documentaries’ presents German nonfiction films at international festivals and markets, and organises co-production meetings and film series. ‘german documentaries’ also publishes an annual catalogue featuring some 200 new films which are available for distribution worldwide.
Published on June 10

Scottish Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

The Scottish Delegation of film and television producers, filmmakers, and financiers come (virtually!) to Sheffield to connect with audiences and the industry, and to promote their films and Scotland as a first-class place for documentary filmmaking and co-production. Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland and delivers enhanced support for all aspects of Scotland’s screen sector. Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) is an internationally recognised documentary centre, specialising in documentary training, production, and distribution.

Coordinated by Screen Scotland and Scottish Documentary Institute
Published on June 8

Irish Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

With the support of Screen Ireland, an Irish delegation of producers and directors will make online connections with international industry representatives and experts. Recent Irish documentary successes include To the Moon (Dir: Tadhg O’Sullivan), Father of the Cyborgs (Dir: David Burke), Songs for While I’m Away (Dir: Emer Reynolds), The 8th (Dir: Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O’Boyle), and A Dog Called Money (Dir: Seamus Murphy).

Published on June 8

ScreenSkills and Sheffield DocFest present: Unscripted TV Skills Fund – how it works

Unscripted TV Skills Fund – how it works
Published on June 8

Chilean Delegation | Sheffield DocFest 2021

Chile comes to Sheffield in one of its best moments for Chilean documentaries, that is why we are proud to announce the Chilean Spotlight that will be held at Sheffield DocFest platform with the highlights of Chilean documentary cinema in recent years.
Published on June 3

Industry Sessions and Live Pitches

We have a wide range of online sessions for you to dive into and clue-up on the practical as well as the ethical aspects of making documentaries. No matter your level of experience, you'll find an array of sessions to pique your interest.
Published on June 3

Funder & Commissioner Speed Meets

Documentary funders and factual broadcast commissions are calling out for new, emerging and established filmmakers to pitch themselves and their documentary projects in 1-2-1 virtual speed meetings during the festival this year.

Published on May 20

2021 Marketplace Projects & Teams Announced

Today we announce 55 projects selected for the MeetMarket (for features and series) and 22 projects for the Arts Talent Market (for new media works).
Published on April 27

UK Broadcast Production Talent Market

This year we'll run a new networking market to connect talent from around the UK with production company executives looking to expand their crews for future projects.
Published on April 26

Apply for the WaterBear Student Short Pitch

WaterBear are looking to award a proposal for a student short film with a £500 production grant and presentation of the completed film on the WaterBear platform. 
Published on April 15

Sheffield DocFest x Beyond Story Study Group

Announcing the World Records Study Group May sessions.
Published on April 15

Introducing our 2021 Marketplace Assessors

Meet the industry experts who took part in the MeetMarket & Arts Talent Market Assessment process.
Published on March 18

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