Submissions for MeetMarket 2014 ARE NOW CLOSED.

Submissions for Crossover Market 2014 ARE NOW CLOSED.

MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest is a unique pitching initiative which uses online systems to matchmake documentary and interactive media makers' most innovative project ideas with international Decision Makers for one-to-one meetings in a fully supportive environment.

The application process is fully online, allowing Decision Makers to view your submissions of innovative documentary and interactive ideas. Selected projects have project information and trailer available on our (password protected) website for the buyers, funders, mentors and other executives to review before the MeetMarket and Crossover Market. From this, they select which projects they would like to discuss in one-to-one meetings at MeetMarket and Crossover Market.

For detailed step-by-step tips for applying and how MeetMarket and Crossover Market works please see this page. We highly recommend you read this page carefully before and during application to make your project look the very best it can be.

MeetMarket is for documentary, factual media, and interactive projects in development, production or post-production with international appeal. Projects do not need to have any financing already secured and can be at any stage from early development to near to rough cut. Producers can be from anywhere in the world and we welcome international submissions.

Projects can also be in any genre or format of documentary/factual, from factual entertainment through to art/installation documentaries. We especially welcome interactive projects and those seeking alternative funding/distribution strategies, and MeetMarket features many Decision Makers devoted to interactive media and the new world of factual funding, distribution, and exhibition.

For MeetMarket submissions in 2014 we have again updated the application process to allow more space for describing interactive and cross platform elements, outreach strategies and innovative distribution/exhibition plans. Interactive project entries for MeetMarket may also be considered for the new Crossover Market, which runs in parallel to MeetMarket.


Use Getty Images footage and stills in your pitch

Getty Images in co-operation with Sheffield Doc/Fest, are very pleased to offer MeetMarket applicants the use of content from the world's largest collection of still and moving images in their pitches and market submissions. All MeetMarket applicants are eligible to download up to 500 hi-res footage clips and stills. Go to this page to search over one million creative, editorial and archival video clips, and check here for over 60 million still images.

Getty Images can offer HD contemporary and archive footage including premium quality content from house collections, key partners including BBC Motion Gallery, Discovery Channel, BFI, Red Bull Media and Sky News, and over 200 independent film-makers. Coverage ranges from model-released creative to contemporary news and entertainment, and top-quality nature, aerials and historical material. Getty's archive dates from the 1900s to the modern day, and full length digitised archive films can now be searched and selected in Getty's new Video Vault.

To take advantage of this offer email sheffdocfest@gettyimages.com or call Paul on +44 (0)203 227 2217. We'll then set up your complimentary account allowing you to download high quality stills and video. Happy searching.


How to apply for MeetMarket

Submissions for MeetMarket 2014 ARE NOW CLOSED.

Submissions for Crossover Market 2014 ARE NOW CLOSED.

If you have any queries about submitting to MeetMarket or Crossover Market, please contact us.