Fokus på dansk dokumentarfilm i Sheffield

Sheffield Doc/Fest, som er mødestedet for den engelske dokumentarfilmbranche, har i år fokus på dansk dokumentarfilm. I samarbejde med det Danske Filminstitut og den danske filmbranche har festivalen sammensat et program af danske dokumentarfilm, og der er arrangeret to seminarer med danske filmfolk. Danske filmfolk tilbydes en særlig rabat på deltagerpas til pitching arrangementet MeetMarket.

Den årlige dokumentarfilmudgave af DFI's magasin FILM, som normalt udkommer i forbindelse med IDFA, Amsterdams Internationale Dokumentarfilmfestival, udkommer i år allerede i starten af november i forbindelse med Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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Call for submissions for the Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarketSheffield Doc/Fest 07- 11 November is where the international documentary family gets together under one roof for a week of intense deal-making, docwatching and debate. It is the UK's premier documentary festival and a must-attend event on the industry calendar.

This year, Doc/Fest focuses on Danish documentary films and on documentary filmmaking in Denmark. Winning 3 major awards at last year's IDFA, Danish documentaries have been very successful nationally and internationally. Doc/Fest's Focus on Denmark includes two sessions - one explores the Danish production model and method and one looks into the important role editing plays in the Danish documentary - and the film programme The Danish Doc highlighting the best Danish documentaries of the past year.

Submit a project for the MeetMarketThe online project submissions for The MeetMarket are now open; this exciting pitching initiative is designed to match documentary makers' most innovative ideas with national and international executives. MeetMarket is a new pitching initiative at Sheffield Docfest, designed to match documentary makers' most innovate project ideas with UK and international buyers.

Selected projects will be scheduled into one-on-one meetings with buyers, EP's, commissioning editors, distributors and sales agents from the UK and the world. The MeetMarket provides high quality, creative and original ideas with the possibility to be fast-tracked from development to production, in a supportive, structured setting. At the same time, MeetMarket is an excellent opportunity for non-UK producers to get acquainted with the British factual industry and to build up a network. Part of the MeetMarket programme is a Who-Is-Who session - introducing the most important broadcasters, distributors and their programming briefs.

Over 30 executives have confirmed to date, they include: Claire Aguilar, ITVS, USA; John Battsek, Passion Pictures, UK; Michael Burns, Documentary Channel, Canada; Sue Davidson, FIVE, UK; Simon Dickson, Channel 4, UK; Flora Gregory, Al Jazeera, UK; Nobuo Isobe, NHK, Japan; Ned Lander, SBS Television, Australia; Catherine le Clef, Fortissimo, France; Emily Renshaw Smith, Current TV, UK; Greg Sanderson, BBC Storyville, UK; Charles Schuerhoff, WGBH International, USA; Stephen Segaller, Thirteen/WNET, USA; Barbara Truyen, VPRO, Netherlands.

Submissions deadline is 14 September.

Doc/Fest offers all Danish producers (and other roles) a discounted delegate pass rate of £130 - to get the discounted rate, please contact Suzana Jovanovska at