About the MeetMarket

The MeetMarket is one of the world’s largest documentary markets. Selected projects will have the opportunity to meet with international industry representatives among 150+ international funders, broadcasters, distributors, festival programmers and exhibitors. The MeetMarket offers a unique way to pitch your project through carefully curated meetings between pitchers and industry representatives, for creative and financial discussions. It is open to all documentary makers, local and international, and we welcome applications from established, emerging as well as first-time filmmakers. 

Projects can be in any form ranging from long-form to series and formats. The MeetMarket is not for completed projects which have already premiered or short films under 40 minutes in length.

We have two categories: MeetMarket projects and MeetMarket Rough Cut projects. For all MeetMarket projects, you will have curated meetings over two days. For those in the Rough Cut category, in addition to the curated meetings, there will also be a presentation to industry representatives where you have the opportunity to show a preview of your project along with a short presentation. 

Our markets give you the chance to meet with the likes of A+E, ARTE, BBC, Bertha Foundation, Catapult Film Fund, Channel 4, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Curzon, Cinereach, Doc Society, Dogwoof, Field of Vision, The Guardian, Hot Docs, Mubi, National Geographic, Netflix, The New York Times, PBS, Pulse Films, Sandbox Films, SKY, Submarine Entertainment, Sundance Institute, Universal, and many more companies and organisations who are looking to support and invest in new works of documentary storytelling.

Projects to come through the MeetMarket while in development/production include All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Searching for Sugarman (Malik Bendjelloul),  A Night of Knowing Nothing (Payal Kapadia), One Child Nation (Nanfu Wang), The Edge of Democracy (Petra Costa), Tish (Paul Sng), The Silence of Others (Almudena Carracedo), Stray (Elizabeth Lo), Mayor (David Osit),  Nothing Compares (Kathryn Ferguson), Shooting the Mafia (Kim Longinotto), The Square (Jehane Noujaim), God Loves Uganda (Roger Ross Williams), The Territory (Alex Pritz), 5 Broken Cameras (Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi), A Family Affair (Tom Fassaert), The Act of Killing / The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer), Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Stanley Nelson Jr.), Unrest (Jennifer Brea), Bobbi Jene (Elvira Lind), The Story of Film (Mark Cousins), plus many others that have found their funding partners in the market and audiences via connections with theatrical distributors, festival programmers, broadcast and SVOD executives.

If you have any enquiries regarding the MeetMarket, please email our Industry team on


Past MeetMarket Selections:

2023 MeetMarket Projects
Explore the 48 international documentary projects selected to pitch at the 18th edition of our flagship pitching forum, the MeetMarket.
2022 MeetMarket Projects
Explore the 40 international documentary projects selected to pitch at the 17th edition of our flagship pitching forum, the MeetMarket. The event will be staged in-person for the first time since 2019 and will move online in the days following the Festival.
2021 MeetMarket Projects
Fifty-five projects have been selected to present to industry partners at the 16th edition of Sheffield DocFest’s flagship pitching forum, the MeetMarket. Explore the projects featured.

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