Applications open for Amplify: Production Talent

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Applications for Amplify: Production Talent 2024 are now closed. 

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Amplify: Production Talent, is an initiative for entry-level production professionals to elevate their careers. The initiative offers the opportunity to connect with UK production company executives in the factual/documentary TV sector, experience our Marketplace to enhance and widen your network, and learn more about the documentary industry.


What’s Included?

  • Full Industry pass which gives you full access to the festival, including film screenings, exhibitions, live events, talks, panels, industry sessions and live pitches, networking events and parties
  • One-to-one meetings with UK production company executives
  • An introduction to documentary markets 
  • Access to Marketplace services: switchboard, networking drinks, and industry sessions, with a ‘road map’ provided pre-market to suggest key sessions to attend.
  • Meet and greet with Sheffield DocFest trustees during the market


Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for Amplify: Production Talent, you must

  • Be a working professional (students are not eligible for the programme)
  • Have 1 to 5 years of experience working for production companies of any size in roles such as assistant producer, associate producer, researcher, production assistant, post-production assistant, and other coordinating and assistant roles.
  • Be based in the UK 
  • Be working in factual or documentary TV production

No formal training in production is required.


Amplify: Production Talent is supported by BBC and Channel 4

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