Stimulating networks & knowledge
within the documentary sector.

Forgot your password?

Please enter your username or email address. Instructions for resetting the password will be immediately emailed to you.
Join EDN
For full web access, discounts, Co-Production Guide, EDN Financing Guide & individual consultation

Sheffield Doc/Fest announces six pitch competitions


Sheffield Doc/Fest has so far announced six pitch competitions as part of their 2012 industry program.

The six competitions at Sheffield Doc/Fest all have different means and criteria. The are as follows:

Wellcome Trust Pitch Awards of up to £10,000 that engage the audience with contemporary or historical biomedical science, in an innovative and accessible way. Submission deadline: April 27

The WorldView Pitch Win £10,000 to make a development-oriented doc on the theme "Women Make Business" - aimed at emerging talent. Submission deadline: April 30

Channel 4 First Cut Pitch Win a 10-12 week placement to direct a half-hour film with a £50,000 budget, or a £5k development fund for a runner-up. For UK filmmakers. Submission deadline: May 4

Mini MeetMarket An opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to meet executive producers in an informal setting, to get a response on how you pitched it as well as pointers on how it needs developing, where to go next, and how to improve your chances of getting funding. Submission deadline: May 18 at 5pm

The Specialist Factual Presenting Pitch Aspiring presenters from a variety of academic disciplines can enter the Specialist Factual Presenting Pitch. Submission deadline: May 30

The 94 Elements Live Pitch Win a crowdfunded £5000 short doc commission for a new cross-media project. Sheffield Doc/Fest will be launching the project and accepting ideas for pitches soon.

To be updated on these pitching competitions and the announcement of new ones go to the Sheffield Doc/Fest industry web site.

Related links at

See Next 20 Deadlines in Resources

Search among 500+ documentary strands in The EDN Financing Guide