Call for submissions - Mini-Meetmarket Deadline Extended
Sunday 11th November 2012 | 10.30am - 1pm | Film Museum, London
The Mini-Meetmarket is a unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers - whoever you are - to meet Executive Producers and pitch their idea in an intimate roundtable environment.
The aim is simple: to enable you to get feedback on your documentary idea by 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.
Getting the right executive producer on board is for many filmmakers the first big step toward getting their film made. If your project is selected, you will attend a one-hour plenary session with top pitch trainer Christina Burnett, followed by a two-hour roundtable session with two execs who have been allocated based on your idea.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 26th October 2012 (Extended Deadline). The application must fit on one side of A4.
WE ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL EMERGING FILMMAKERS REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELIGIOUS OR ETHNIC BACKGROUND AND SUBJECT MATTER OF THE FILM.
Up to 15 projects will be selected to take part in this event, and the successful projects will be notified in the week beginning 29th October 2012.
If your project is selected, you will need to hold the relevant pass for the session. Day passes are available for £25 (£20 concessions). Find out more on the festival website.
What the selectors will be considering:
- Whether access to the subject or story has been secured
- The project's potential to be realised in the current market (UK and international)
- The background of the filmmaker. Please remember that the Mini-Meetmarket is aimed at new and emerging talent. We assess proposals based jointly on the strength of the proposal and whether the filmmaker is at the right stage in their career to benefit from the experience. You do NOT need to have worked in broadcast.
About the Mini-Meetmarket: 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.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call DFG on 020 7249 6600 and speak to Grace.
Check out the programme for the UK Jewish Film Festival.
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