MeetMarket at Sheffield Doc/Fest is a unique pitching initiative which uses online systems to match-make documentary makers’ most innovative project ideas with UK and international buyers for one-to-one meetings in a fully supportive environment.
Submit your project online, along with one-page treatments and a one-minute trailer teaser clip, in advance of Doc/Fest, allowing buyers to view your submissions of innovative documentary ideas. The application process is fully online
Selected projects have project information and trailer available on our (password protected) website for the commissioners and other executives to review before the MeetMarket.
From this, they select which projects they would like to discuss in one-to-one meetings at MeetMarket.
Submissions are open for documentary projects in development with international appeal in any format or genre (including cross-platform) and in any stage of development. Projects do not need to have any financing already secured. The 2008 Deadline for submissions is September 12. Please use the online form below to submit.
In 2007, 39 projects were pitched to 88 commissioning editors, distributors, funders and other executives from the UK, Europe and the world. Together these generated £93,068 of secured financing and £4,321,980 worth of deals in negotiation. 452 meetings took place at MeetMarket 2007.
How do I apply?
All applications must be done online (hit the SUBMIT A PROJECT button below) by close of business, Friday 12 September 2008. Late applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit more than is requested.