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The Mini-MeetMarket returns to Sheffield Doc/Fest

Mini-MeetMarket Participants

*The Mini-MeetMarket 2011 is now CLOSED for submissions*

See below for 2011's selected projects

The Mini-MeetMarket is a unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to meet executive producers in an informal setting at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The aim is simple: to enable you to get feedback on your documentary idea, no matter how undeveloped it is at this stage. You’ll get a response on how you pitched your idea as well as pointers on how it needs developing, where to go next, and how to improve your chances of getting funding.

Submit your project to this pitching and steering session, taking place on the morning of Friday 10th June 2011. The session is open to Sheffield Doc/Fest delegates and DFG Day passholders, who will have the opportunity to meet industry movers and shakers in an intimate roundtable environment.

We select participants based on your idea and whether you are at the right stage in your career to benefit from the experience. You can apply with shorts, features, tv or multi-platform projects, and we'll be looking for ideas with the potential to be realised in today's market.

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 by 5pm on Wednesday 11th May 2011. The application must fit on one side of A4.

Up to 30 projects will be selected to take part in this event, and the successful projects will be notified in the week beginning 23rd May 2011.

Please note: to be eligible for this event, you must be planning to attend the Sheffield DocFest either as a delegate or as a DFG Day passholder. You must also be available to attend meetings on the morning of Friday 10 June 2011.

Find out more: DFG Day


Selected projects for 2011 are now confirmed:

Alex Bonney - 79 Degrees North
Christopher Evans - Welsh Warriors Wear Lycra
Ania Winiarska - Single White Female
Anny Cararro - Matteo Ricci - The White Mandarin
Carol Cooke - Edith and Harriet
Chris Bates - My Side of School
Ed Owles - The Auction House
Elcid Asaei - Love Crossed London
Farah Qayum - An Estate of Two Halves
Gianluca Olmastroni - The Sound of Revolution
Holly Cocker -   9ten11
Jaha Brown - Screenagers
Karen Whitehead - Speak to me
Maija Hirvonen - Cat Trap
Gemma Burditt - Urban Birds
Paola Disiderio - Urban Poets' Society
Peter Spence - Surviving McCarthy
Ruth Carslaw - Falling Star
Shairoz Chatra - Me, My Wife and My Boyfriend/Gay, Married & Muslim
Gregg Turner - Nick Griffen: The Tattoos Beneath the Suit
Tom Herington - No Turning Back
Tristan Anderson - When The Sun Goes Down

Mentors for 2011 include:

Christopher Hird - Dartmouth Films
Sandra Whipham -London Field Pictures
Nicola Lees - TV Mole
Richard Sattin - Parthenon Entertainment
Andy Glynne - Mosaic Films
Emily Renshaw-Smith - Rare Day
Andre Singer - Spring Films
Brian Woods - True Vision


Sheffield Doc/Fest June 7-12 2014


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