The Sheffield Doc/Fest Marketplace is a major funding, sales and distribution platform designed to unlock UK and international market opportunities, and facilitate creative collaborations. The Marketplace comprises a range of business activity and is open to all delegates, from first-time filmmakers to established talent, from feature-length film projects, to shorts and series.
MeetMarket is one of the world’s largest documentary and factual markets and pitching forums, with the opportunity to meet with over 300 international funders, broadcasters, distributors and exhibitors. Doc/Fest offers a unique way to pitch your projects through match-made meetings between pitchers and Decision Makers, to get straight to the creative and financial discussions. Projects range from long form to short form films, series and formats.
The deadline to apply to MeetMarket has now closed. To find out more information about the MeetMarket, click here.
A full list of the selected MeetMarket projects 2017 can be found here.
Alternate Realities Market
Alternate Realities Market is the key place to make partnerships and secure international funding for interactive, immersive and virtual reality projects, within the documentary, factual or hybrid genres.
The deadline to apply to the Alternate Realities Market has now closed. To find out more information about the Alternate Realities Market, click here. A full list of the selected Alternate Realities projects 2017 can be found here.
This session format invites delegates to meet with Decision Makers through informal group discussions. Running for 90 minutes, the session will feature five tables with one or two Decision Makers at each table. During the course of the event, the delegates will meet with all attending Decision Makers for 15-minute group meetings.
The 2017 Round Tables are currently open for sign ups. More information about the themes for this year's events, and how to apply, can be found here.
Places for the round table events are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
This one-to-one format allows delegates to meet with Decision Makers for short 10-minute meetings. Each session will focus on a particular topic, and will feature Decision Makers representing that part of the industry. These are match-made sessions where Decision Makers are brought together with the delegates that are most relevant to them.
The 2017 10-Minute Meets are currently accepting sign ups. More information about the themes for this year's events, and how to apply, can be found here.
Sheffield Doc/Fest offers a number of pitching opportunities during the festival. For more details on which pitches still accept applications, please click here.
Market Mentors in partnership with EDN
Market Mentors is a unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to connect with experienced Executive Producers and industry experts for mentoring and advice about a specific film project. The deadline to apply for the programme is Wednesday 17 May. More information on Market Mentors and how to apply can be found here.
The Market Switchboard
The Market Switchboard offers on-demand advice to filmmakers looking to meet some of the 300+ Decision Makers invited to the Marketplace. Our Market Switchboard mentors help filmmakers and other delegates navigate the Doc/Fest Marketplace: identifying key Decision Makers, discussing filmmaker projects, and helping refine strategies for getting the most out of one's networking, business and creative opportunities.
To find out more about the Market Switchboard, click here.
Doc/Fest welcomes a number of International Delegations to the Festival, creating opportunities to meet international filmmakers, partners and co-producers from around the world. Doc/Fest also facilitates UK Talent groups to introduce new delegates to the Festival.
For any Marketplace queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org