ALTERNATE REALITIES MARKET 2018 IS NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Alternate Realities Market runs parallel to the MeetMarket. Twenty-five online, interactive and virtual reality projects will be selected from submissions to hold one-to-one meetings with funders and advisors, including commissioners, broadcasters, arts organisations, online platforms, NGOs and other experts from across the world. This is not a one-size-fits-all market; meetings are carefully matchmade taking into account desires from both sides of the table. You can view the 2017 selected projects here.
WHAT IS THE ALTERNATE REALITIES MARKET?
The Alternate Realities Market is the key place to build partnerships, secure funding, and get advice from the international market for interactive, immersive and virtual reality projects, within the documentary, factual or hybrid genre.
Selected projects will be offered a chance to pitch their idea to digital agencies, brands, and third sector representatives, as well as potential interactive and cross-platform funders, commissioners and experienced digital producers.
The projects pitched can work across all media platforms in their delivery and may go beyond documentary into hybrid genres.
“Very well organized, intense pitching days, and the initiative of a clearly "digital" market alongside the film market is welcome and very needed today.” – ‘Work in Progress’, Alternate Realities Market Project 2016
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU SHOULD SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT TO MEETMARKET OR THE ALTERNATE REALITIES MARKET?
The general guideline is this: the Alternate Realities Market is for online, interactive and virtual reality projects looking for advice and collaboration as well as funding, whereas MeetMarket is for linear, single-screen led projects which will primarily be seen on TV and cinema screens looking for funding and distribution.
If you wish to discuss which market you should apply for, please email us.
IS MY PROJECT ELIGIBLE?
We're always happy to help you get your project submissions ready for any Marketplace opportunity, so as you plan your submissions for any Marketplace pitch, or your general strategy for presenting projects in Sheffield to Decision Makers, here are some guidelines for you:
- The Alternate Realities Market is open to all documentary makers from any country. No prior credits are necessary
- Your project can be at any stage of development, production, or post-production.
- You can enter as many projects as you like, but we recommend you don't submit more than 5 because we're very unlikely to select more than 2 from any one company.
- Your project must take an innovative/fresh approach to either the content, the execution of the idea or both
- Your project may take any form or specialist focus- Projects do not need to have financing already in place
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications for the MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Market 2018 are now closed.
If you have any queries about how the Alternate Realities Market works or the submission process, please email the Marketplace team.