The Mini-Meetmarket Comes To London
- Posted: 17th Jan 2012
- Category: Workshop
- Tags: development,  pitching,  feedback,  workshop
DFG in partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest
Saturday 17th March 2012 | 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
Submissions for the March Mini-Meetmarket are now closed.
Successful applicant looking for the booking page? Then head this way...
Following on from its success as an extension of DFG Day at Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Mini-Meetmarket is coming to London this spring.
The Mini-Meetmarket is a unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to meet Executive Producers to pitch their idea in an intimate roundtable environment.
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The aim is simple: to enable you to get feedback on your documentary idea from industry execs, no matter how undeveloped it is at this stage. You’ll 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.
"Mini-Meetmarket is one of those essential forums to help kick-start new documentary ideas into the real world of filmmaking." André Singer, Spring Films
There are often barriers between a great idea and getting it heard by the right person. Direct access to Commissioning Editors isn’t always easy and in fact is often not the best route to take. Partnering with an Exec who has a strong relationship with a broadcaster may often give your project a much better chance of a commission.
Those filmmakers who are selected to go through to the Mini-Meetmarket will be asked to attend either the morning or afternoon session. This will start with a one-hour introductory workshop to pitching, followed by a two-hour round table session.
Mini-Meetmarket began at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2006 as part of DFG Day: a day (and a bit) of informative sessions and pitching opportunities to help new and emerging talent move ahead in the documentary industry. These opportunities are run as a partnership between DFG and Doc/Fest as part of their ongoing commitment to supporting talent. The initiative has moved from strength to strength, and is now coming to London for the first time.
Mini-Meetmarket London will take place on Saturday 17th March in two sessions:
Morning session: 10am – 1pm
Afternoon session: 2pm – 5pm
Filmmakers are invited to submit a short proposal – no more than 250 words in length – together with a brief biography and full contact details to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 2nd March 2012. The application must fit on one side of A4.
(Please also state whether you have a preference for the morning or afternoon session. We will do our best to accommodate your preference, but cannot guarantee that this will be the case.)
PLEASE NOTE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
DFG Members: £30 (inclusive of VAT)
Non-Members: £45 (inclusive of VAT)
The full cost is payable on acceptance of a successful application.
Up to 30 projects will be selected to take part in this event, and the successful projects will be notified in the week beginning 5th March 2012.
For those who are going to apply for the pitching session, or for those who are just interested in learning to enhance their development skills, we’re offering the following course:
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