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EDN at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

June 7-12, 2018. Sheffield, UK.

During this year's edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest, EDN will once again be represented by EDN Director Paul Pauwels, who - among other activities - will be moderating two sessions related to "The Whickers" funding award (formerly Whicker's World Foundation). Additionally, EDN will present the interim results of the initative "Media & Society - European Documentary in a Changing Media Landscape".

EDN's activities during Sheffield Doc/Fest will include the following events:


Saturday, 9 June 2018

Influencing Brexit — Have Your Say
EDN will be organizing a panel discussion on Brexit alongside this year's edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest. In light of the departure of the UK from the European Union, this session will provide an opportunity to stay updated on the impact of Brexit on the creative industry and activities that are aimed at securing future support through the Creative Europe programme. Click here for more info.


Sunday, 10 June 2018

• Pitch Training and Moderation for Korean Pitch
In collaboration with Korea Communications Agency (KCA), EDN director Paul Pauwels will be conducting a training session and moderating the Korean Pitch. The pitch is on Sunday at 3.00pm.

Pitch Training Session for Finalists of The Whickers Funding Award
In preparation of the final pitch that will be moderated by Paul Pauwels on 12 June, EDN will also advise the teams on how to successfully present their project. Several 30 minute sessions are planned for this year's pitch training.


Monday, 11 June 2018

European Co-Production Networking Dinner at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
For the first time Creative Europe Desks and the European Documentary Network are joining forces to host a networking dinner during the 2018 edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest with the aim of fostering future collaboration between European documentary professionals. Participation is open to EDN members as well as professionals that have received a direct invitation from a Creative Europe Desk in their country or those who previously participated in our Media & Society Roundtables session in London. Click here for more details and information on how to register for the dinner.


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Moderating the final pitch of The Whickers (Funding Award)
EDN Director Paul Pauwels will be moderating the final pitch for the funding award of The Whickers Awards. The foundation's jury had previously selected the finalists for all three award categories: the Funding Award, Veteran’s Award and Audio Award. The finalists will be presenting the final pitch and the winners will be announced throughout the course of the festival. More information about the final pitching session for the funding awards is available here.

Meet the Execs
At this year's edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest, EDN co-organizes the session "Meet the Execs", a platform for documentary makers to meet industry professionals and get advice, feedback as well as training related to their projects. More information about Meet the Execs can be found here.


Date TBC

Media and Society Presentation
The EDN initiative "Media and Society" is a project aiming to bring together policy and practice in today's audiovidual industry, affirming the independent documentary as a cornerstone of the European media environment. On the occasion of this year's festival edition, EDN Director Paul Pauwels will host a presentation on the initiative, providing an overview on the progress of the project incl. a summary of interim results.