As part of its commitment to support specialist factual talent, Doc/Fest has created a forum for academics to pitch and discuss their work with industry stakeholders. In this session, producers and broadcasters offer guidance to academics from the University of Sheffield on how to present effectively to media stakeholders, and practical advice on how to be a television consultant, interviewee or presenter. In a roundtable set up and in front of an audience, 6 shortlisted academics showcase their fields of expertise. Come and hear about fascinating research that could lead to the next big documentary idea. Drinks and networking to follow.

This session will feature a panel of selected decision makers.