Win money and opportunities in our pitch opportunities
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 will feature a large range of pitch opportunities, offering thousands of pounds of funding and in-kind support for development, production and placements.
Click on the links below for full information about the confirmed pitches that will be featured at Doc/Fest 2014
Meet... Sessions - your chance to book one to one meetings with key international Decision Makers with very particular briefs - OPEN NOW!
BFI Film Fund Pitch - In response to the groundswell in theatrical documentary proposals, the BFI have launched this new opportunity for filmmakers to access major documentary film funding from the BFI Film Fund, and pitch at twice yearly opportunities in London and Sheffield. THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY IS NOW OPEN UNTIL MARCH 7TH
Channel 4 First Cut Pitch - An opportunity for UK filmmakers to get a First Cut commission offer, plus mentorship and training. THIS PITCH IS NOW OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY APRIL 6TH
Wellcome Trust Pitch - Awards of up to £10,000 that engage the audience with contemporary or historical biomedical science, in an innovative and accessible way. THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY IS NOW OPEN UNTIL APRIL 17TH
The New York Times OpDocs Pitch - Win an opportunity to make an online short for the New York Times' Op-Docs series with a budget of $5,000. THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY IS NOW OPEN UNTIL APRIL 4TH
Mini MeetMarket - A unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to meet executive producers in an informal setting, to get a response on how you pitched it as well as pointers on how it needs developing, where to go next, and how to improve your chances of getting funding. THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY WILL REOPEN SOON FOR 2014
The Zero Budget Pitch - For Documentary-makers working on a shoestring. MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY TO COME SOON
The Ramillas Sheffield Interactive Fund - All projects selected for the Crossover Market will be in consideration for the first Ramillas Sheffield Interactive Fund with the winning project awarded €3000.THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY IS NOW OPEN
The Soundology Breakthrough Pitch - £1,000 plus mentoring on offer for new talent making a documentary on a subject close to the heart - THIS PITCH IS NOW OPEN UNTIL APRIL 7TH
10x10 - 10x10 is the free project development workshop which has become a staple of Doc/Fest's programme. Three filmmakers are selected to screen up to 10 minutes of their non-fiction works-in-progress and receive 10 minutes of directed feedback from the audience.
The Fast Track to Features Pitch - An exciting public pitch featuring six carefully-selected projects that have been selected from the 20 remaining participants participating in what has been a 7-month long, UK-wide feature documentary training programme. These six finalists, which have been selected based on the strength of the project proposals and a pitching session at a Market Preparation and Networking Event in May 2014, will take part in a final public pitching opportunity at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014.
University of Sheffield Meet The Academics Pitch- an opportunity to pitch academic research as a documentary to a panel of producers and commissioners working for UK and international broadcasters specialising in subjects from science, history, social science and natural history to art, literature, religion and politics. THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY IS INVITE-ONLY
If you have any general queries about our pitch opportunities, please email charlie[at]sidf.co.uk