The Sales & Distribution Summit focuses on how documentaries get sold and then seen by audiences worldwide. Come to clue-up at the panels and case studies and then connect with international industry representatives at the networking sessions in the a ernoon.
The Sheffield Doc/Fest Marketplace is a major funding, sales and distribution platform of match made meetings for business collaborations and to unlock UK and international market opportunities
The Marketplace comprises MeetMarket, the Alternate Realities Market, Round Tables and 10-Minute Meets, Sales and Distribution Summit, Doc/Player, as well as our different Pitch Opportunities, and is open to everyone from first-time filmmakers to established talent. The Marketplace also offers Festival guidance through the Market Switchboard.
Outside of the Festival during the year, Doc/Fest offers year-round training aimed at developing your skills for the UK and international market, with initiatives including Doc/Next for emerging talent, pitch training, feature development, interactive project labs and specialist producer training at the Future Producer School.
We believe that no other marketplace offers the intimacy and chance for personal connections that Doc/Fest does. Every year, large numbers of deals are done in Sheffield outside of our formal events, and we'll be delighted to help you to make connections where we can.
- Patrick Hurley, Head of Marketplace & Talent
Sales & Distribution Summit 2018
After its terrifically successful pilot last year, Doc/Dinner is back in 2018, connecting emerging talent with top industry executives from broadcast and digital platforms in a relaxed, informal setting.
Summits at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
We’re excited to announce four Summits, both new and returning. Read more including how to buy your passes:
Sign Up to Marketplace Sessions and Opportunities at Doc/Fest 2018
Find out more about the Marketplace sessions an opportunities at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Commissioning & Funding Sessions
The commissioning & funding panels at Doc/Fest 2018
The Real Stories Special Relationship Pitch
£20,000 for a short film up for grabs from Real Stories
The Boiler Room Pitch
Boiler Room are commissioning at least one original documentary celebrating stories from the front line of global underground music culture.
Open Marketplace Opportunities
We've got loads of Marketplace initiatives open & upcoming, read on for info
Joseph Rowntree Foundation x The Guardian Pitch
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Guardian to collaborate at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2018.
MeetMarket & Alternate Realities Market Submissions
MeetMarket & Alternate Realities Market submissions close 19 February
MeetMarket Projects Awarded Sundance Institute Grant
Congratulations to Doc/Fest's MeetMarket alumni
Future Producer School
Our annual training programme with Bungalow Town Productions
Future Producer School Alumni
Meet our Future Producer School Alumni from 2014 to 2017.
Documentary Commission Opportunity: ‘What Became of Thatcher’s Children?’
The University is seeking to commission a new documentary film for £32,800
Selected MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Market Projects 2017
Doc/Fest are thrilled to announce this year's selected MeetMarket and AR Market projects
Marketplace Opportunities 2017
Have a look at our opportunities and events at the Marketplace 2017
Doc/Fest Delegations 2017
Meet the delegations that attended Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017
Marketplace Sessions 2017
Sign up for the Marketplace sessions to meet with leading industry Decision Makers.
Sales & Distribution Day 2017
Join the Sales & Distribution Day for a packed programme of industry insights.
Reggie Yates' Doc/Dinner
Reggie Yates and leading industry experts meet emerging filmmakers over dinner
The Market Switchboard
On-demand personal advice at The Market Switchboard
On-Screen Talent Market 2017
On-Screen Talent Market is back – introducing talented experts and academics to TV producers.
Doc/Next: Meet Our Wonderful Trainees
Meet the participants of the new year-long bespoke training programme
BBC Northern Docs Pitch at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to announce the BBC Northern Docs Pitch, which we’re hosting in partnership with the BBC.