The Engine Room Pitch Workshop
The Engine Room Pitch Workshop is a unique 2-day project development and pitching experience for documentary filmmakers and cross-platform creatives seeking UK and international commissions, co-production and market intelligence. Created by leading international pitch trainer Christina Burnett of Wide Eye Pictures, these workshops have been successful in Ireland, Brazil and Abu Dhabi as well as the UK. This year’s Sundance hit Knuckle, Toronto Documentary Forum success Driven, Hot Docs and Doc/Fest selection Despicable Dick And Righteous Richard and SXSW and Doc/Fest favourite Sound it Out have all been developed through an Engine Room Pitch Workshop.
The workshop develops real projects, which are then presented to 2 commissioners for feedback. Charlie Philips, Marketplace Director at Doc/Fest will give a comprehensive introduction to Sheffield Doc/Fest, the MeetMarket and worldwide opportunities at other festivals and markets. Commissioners from BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and Worldview have taken part in previous workshops. The 2-day course will also feature a rare chance of a tour of the extensive Getty Images Archive.
Delegates range from BAFTA and EMMY winners to first-timers and the structure enables delegates at any stage of their career to understand what makes a project succeed and to maximise their own opportunities in future.
You can attend either as a pitcher with project, or as an observer. This workshop is open to any factual filmmakers and cross-platform creatives.
To express interest, email Doc/Fest Marketplace Assistant Floury Crum via firstname.lastname@example.org with a one-page proposal for a documentary or a doc/factual cross platform project (and brief information about yourself). This workshop costs £100. Deadline for Applications is Nov 25th.