We are very excited to announce that 2020 call for applications for the MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Talent Market is now open!
Deadline: Friday 14 February, midnight GMT
The MeetMarket is one of the world’s largest pitching forums for documentary films. Selected projects will have the opportunity to meet with top Decision Makers among 300+ international funders, broadcasters, distributors and exhibitors. The MeetMarket offers a unique way to pitch your project through carefully matchmade meetings between filmmakers and industry Decision Makers, for creative and financial discussions. The MeetMarket is open to all documentary makers, local and international, and we welcome submissions from established, emerging as well as first-time filmmakers. Projects can be in any stage ranging from early development through to rough-cut and the formats we accept are documentary features and series.
MeetMarket offers filmmakers you the chance to meet with the likes of A+E, ARTE, BBC, Bertha Foundation, Catapult Film Fund, Channel 4, Submarine Entertainment, Curzon, Cinereach, Doc Society, Dogwoof, Field of Vision, The Guardian, Google, National Geographic, NETFLIX, New York Times, PBS, Pulse Films, SKY, Submarine, SXSW, Universal, VICE, and many more companies and organisations who are looking to support and invest in new works of documentary storytelling.
Many internationally successful documentaries have found partners in the MeetMarket while in development, including The Edge of Democracy, Unrest, Bobbi Jene, Searching for Sugarman, The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, A Family Affair, Forever Pure, Mavis!, 5 Broken Cameras, The Story of Film, and many more.
We're also very happy to see projects that went through the MeetMarket return to Sheffield to share their completed work with local and international audiences. In 2019 One Child Nation by Nanfu Wang (MeetMarket 2017), The Edge of Democracy by Petra Costa (MeetMarket 2017) and Symphony of the Ursus Factory by Jásmina Wójcik (MeetMarket 2018) were screened in competition at Doc/Fest.
For more information about the MeetMarket and how to apply through our portal on Eventival, click HERE.
Alternate Realities Talent Market
The Alternate Realities Talent Market exists to foster collaborations between artists, creatives and organisations focused on using digital technologies to push storytelling in exciting new directions.
The market is for discussing new projects and is open to all artistic practices of digital non-fiction narratives, ranging from video art, interactive, immersive, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, AI, immersive sound technology, games, 360-video, motion comic to live performance, room-scale experience and installation. Selected artists and creative teams will be connected with industry Decision Makers from funding bodies, NGOs, broadcasters, international festivals, galleries, production companies, tech companies and distribution platforms for new media.
Selected artists and creative teams will be connected with industry Decision Makers from tech companies, funding bodies, NGOs, broadcasters, international festivals, galleries, production companies and distribution platforms for new media, including Digital Catapult, HTC, VR Days, Arts Council, Tate, Baltic Centre, HOME, Barbican, ArtAngel, Watershed, MoMa, Crossover Lab, Limina Immersive, ICRS, Roundhouse, The Mill
For more information about the MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Talent Market and how to apply through our portal on Eventival, click HERE.