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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 were featured at Doc/Fest 2014- with even more to be announced soon!

BBC Fresh Pitch - Talent Search - For the very first time BBC Three Fresh Online will be offering commissions at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014. Six new filmmakers will be offered the opportunity to pitch for £3,000 in funding for a 3-10 minute documentary on disability commissioned via a public pitch at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2014. THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

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 CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

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 CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

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 IS NOW OPEN UNTIL MAY 5TH

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 CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

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 CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

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 CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

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

The Vice Rule Britannia Pitch - An opportunity to get a fully funded commission on VICE's flagship observational documentary strand, for a documentary set in the UK that runs between 20 and 45 minutes on VICE, and a chance for your work to be seen by VICE's huge global audience. THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 22ND

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 CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

The Zero Budget Pitch - For Documentary-makers working on a shoestring. MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PITCHING OPPORTUNITY TO COME SOON

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. THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL REOPEN SOON

If you have any general queries about our pitch opportunities, please email charlie[at]sidf.co.uk