Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 offers many pitch opportunities, with substantial amounts of funding, in-kind support and opportunities up for grabs, for a wide range of different kinds of factual projects. We have pitches and marketplace opportunities for both professional and non-professional DIY filmmakers.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation x The Guardian Pitch
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Guardian are collaborating on a new public pitch to take place at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2018. The opportunity invites filmmakers to present ideas for short documentaries about poverty in the UK that seek to reframe the issue and engage a wide, mainstream audience ‘beyond the choir’. JRF and the Guardian are looking to support up to three short films with funding (£20,000 per film) and global release via theguardian.com.
To read more about the Joseph Rowntree Foundation x The Guardian Pitch and how to apply click here.
The Channel 4 First Cut Pitch
The Channel 4 First Cut Pitch is back at Doc/Fest 2018. Once again First Cut will be offering five new directors the chance to pitch at the festival and one winner will walk away with a commission from Channel 4 for their first 60’ film.
To read more about the Channel 4 First Cut Pitch and how to apply click here.
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