What :Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in June. Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and market place, offering pitching opportunities, controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe.
Doc/Fest is the only place in the world where you will meet sectors of the whole of the British documentary industry under one roof. Each year, the industry conference attracts the leading names of British documentary makers and executives in British television. The delegate mix of over 200 includes documentary and factual producers, directors, buyers, commissioners and distributors. It is the perfect place to launch your latest documentary, pitch new ideas, meet future co-production partners and get insider tips from some of the world’s best documentary makers. It is a relaxed and friendly place to hold meetings with producers, commissioners and distributors, learn about the latest trends in production and discover new innovations and emerging talent.
When:8th to 12th of June 2011
Who:Producers, commissioners and distributors,filmmakers
Some of the active participants to be found at the festival will be annouced in march,however the 2010 edition saw the participation of :
Charlotte Moore (Commissioning Editor Documentaries, BBC) ,Nick Cohen (Commissioning Editor Arts, Documentaries and Factual, Cross Platform, BBC) ,James Hunt (Head of Planning, Sky Arts) ,Matt Bennett (Factual Commissioning Editor, Five) ,Anna Miralis (Editor, Documentaries – True Stories. More4) ,Donagh O’Malley (Head of Video Partnerships (UK, Ireland, Benelux), YouTube) ,Katy Thorogood (Factual and Daytime – Commissioning | ITV),Ian Evans (Managing Director, Noisy Planet) ,Mette Hoffman Meyer (Head of documentaries and co-productions, DR TV) ,Diana Barrett (Vice President – USA Operations, Films Transit) ,Sabine Bubeck-Paaz (Commissioning Editor, ZDF/ARTE) ,Esther van Messel (Chief Executive, First Hand Films),Marijke Huijbregts (Commissioning Editor Arts, AVRO),Tom Koch (VP, PBS Distribution) ,Outi Saarikoski-Schimberg (Commissioning Editor, YLE Co-productions) ,Anais Clanet (Head of Sales and Acquisitions, WIDE Management) ,Tejinder Jouhal (ICA Films/ Cinema) ,David McKenna (Executive Producer Cross-media & Arts, RTE) ,Philipp Engelhorn (Founder & Executive Director, Cinereach) to name a few.
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- BBC documentary boss wants programmes that do more than entertain (guardian.co.uk)