The Sheffield DocFest Industry Programme is a major funding, sales and distribution platform of match made meetings for collaborations and to unlock UK and international market opportunitiesThe Industry Programme comprises MeetMarket, the Arts Talent Market, Industry Sessions, Industry Summit, as well as our different Pitch Opportunities, and is open to everyone from first-time filmmakers to established talent. The Industry Programme also offers Festival guidance through the Market Switchboard. In addition to this, we have our initiatives Meet the Execs and Doc/Dinner.


MeetMarket

MeetMarket is one of the world’s largest documentary and factual markets and pitching forums, with the opportunity to meet with over 300 international funders, broadcasters, distributors and exhibitors. DocFest offers a unique way to pitch your projects through match-made meetings between pitchers and Decision Makers, to get straight to the creative and financial discussions. Projects range from long form to short form films, series and formats.

For more information about the MeetMarket, click here.

Arts Talent Market

Arts Talent Market exists to foster collaborations between creatives and organisations focused on using digital technologies to push storytelling in exciting new directions. The market is for discussing new projects and is open to all artistic practices of digital non-fiction narratives, ranging from video art, interactive, immersive, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, AI, immersive sound technology, games, 360-video, motion comic to live performance, room-scale experience and installation.

For more information about the Arts Talent Market, click here.

Industry Talks

The Talks Programme consists of a series of virtual and physical panels, masterclasses, talks and round-tables about current and pressing topics of interest to the UK and International documentary film industry. The 2021 programme will be announced May 11 2021.

Pitch Opportunities

Sheffield DocFest offers a number of pitching opportunities during the festival. Pitch opportunities are announced in the months leading up the festival, from January 2021 to April 2021.

For more information about our open pitch opportunities and how to apply here.

If you have any queries about our Marketplace, please contact marketplace@sheffdocfest.com.


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