Doc/Dispatch 10-Minute Meets is a Marketplace session designed for filmmakers and producers with urgent and topical projects. The event brings together filmmakers with commissioners and representatives from media organisations who showcase responsive, fast-turnaround content on their platforms. This is a one-to-one meeting format, where you can apply for a 10-minute meeting with your chosen organisations.

Meetings will be attended by representatives from Al-Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle, Field of Vision, The Guardian, Huck, NYT Op-Docs and VICE.

The meetings will take place on Monday 12 June 2-3pm at the Marketplace venue, Cutlers’ Hall.

How to Apply

To apply for the Doc/Dispatch 10-Minute Meets, please fill in the online form outlining your project and who you would like to present it to.

Please note – you need to have a Festival Pass in order to confirm your participation in this event. Register for your Festival Pass now. 

The deadline for applying is 24 May.

Selected participants will be notified by 8 June 2017. If you haven’t heard from us by then, please assume your application was not successful this time around.

Should you have several projects that would be relevant for this initiative, please make separate applications for them.


For any questions, please contact Marketplace Sessions Coordinator Jenni Tuovinen on jenni.tuovinen@sidf.co.uk.

Doc/Dispatch Film Programme

Doc/Dispatch 10-Minute Meets is part of a larger programme, which also comprises the Doc/Dispatch Film Programme. This programme provides citizen reporters, investigative filmmakers and responsive news units with a festival platform to engage both new and existing audiences, who will vote for the prize-winning film. For more information and to submit your film, click here.