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Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s premier documentary marketplace, festival and conference, is inviting Nordic producers and filmmakers to take part in a Nordic delegation at this year’s festival, in association with Filmkontakt Nord.

Sheffield Doc/Fest offers extensive marketplace opportunities for all delegates. In 2008, 117 decision makers attended Doc/Fest, and over £8.5m in investment was secured for documentaries. Doc/Fest is the perfect place to meet potential production investors and production partners. The relaxed atmosphere provides a perfect forum to hold informal and formal meetings in and around the Marketplace, the Showroom Bar, the Industry Delegate Centre or the many bars and cafes around the area.

Members of the delegation will be offered a heavily-reduced rate pass of £150 (plus VAT), will be named in the festival catalogue and website, and be profiled on the website in a devoted section. Furthermore special advice of how to make the most of the event will be offered by Doc/Fest to the delegation members. For more information on being part of the delegation, please contact Doc/Fest's Marketplace Producer Charlie Phillips. Registration must be completed by Monday September 14th in order to be named in the festival catalogue!

Doc/Fest currently offers the following pitching & marketplace events for all delegates:

  • MeetMarket, one of Europe’s top pitching forums offering a unique way to pitch new and groundbreaking documentary projects

  • Videotheque, a fully-digitised library of all films in the festival plus a selection of the best new documentaries looking to be acquired, submitted to the programming team in advance of the festival

  • Round Table sessions, where all delegates can informally meet key international documentary decision-makers and discuss new ideas, connect with funders and gather information on documentary financing in an informal and relaxed way. The Round Tables are short, sharp sessions of for limited numbers to retain intimacy and allow for discussion

  • Cross Media Challenge, where socially-engaged cross-platform projects can pitch for a co-production deal

  • Who's Who - a lively session where all commissioners, buyers and other decision-makers present introduce themselves to delegates and outline their priorities for the year

  • Mini MeetMarket - a unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to meet industry mentors in an informal setting

  • Commissioning Panels - a chance to hear the up to date priorities for the UK's major factual commissioners in 4 dedicated panel discussions of Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Specialist Factual, and Digital Channels

  • Dedicated pitch panels for cross-platform and science documentaries

Welcome to Sheffield!