Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Funding for Science docos

The Wellcome Trust and Sheffield Doc/Fest have joined forces to bring an
exciting new pitching event to this year's festival: the Wellcome Trust
Broadcast Development Awards Pitch, part of Science Saturday on 8th

Film makers are offered the chance to pitch a science idea (documentary,
online or games formats) to a panel of Wellcome Executives and Science
Commissioning Editors, for a 10k grant.

Wellcome's Broadcast Development Awards support the development of
broadcast proposals in any genre that engages the audience with issues
around biomedical science in an innovative, entertaining and accessible
way. The funding will enable these ideas to be developed into high impact,
well-researched proposals to be utilised in securing a broadcast platform
and/or further funding.

This event is a special round of Wellcome's Broadcast Development Awards,
and every idea will be considered for funding on its own merits; funding
will not necessarily be limited to one idea. So there could be more than
one winner!

Winners will be announced at the evening drinks event on Science Saturday,
8 November, at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

For more information about applying to take part in this year's pitch and
to download an application form, please go to Wellcome's website: or email Tom Ziessen:

For general information about Sheffield Doc/Fest go to

Closing date for applications is 10th October 2008.

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