We're thrilled to announce we are now accepting applications for MeetMarket 2021! The MeetMarket is the main UK non fiction market and Doc/Fest flagship pitching opportunity with the chance to meet with Industry Representatives among 300+ international funders, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, festival programmers and exhibitors.

Doc/Fest offers a unique way to pitch your projects through individual match made meetings between pitchers and the Industry Representatives, so they can get straight into creative and financial discussions. Projects range from feature films to series and formats.

The MeetMarket is open to all documentary makers, local and international, and we welcome applications from established, emerging as well as first-time filmmakers. Projects can be in any form ranging from long form to series and formats. Projects can be at any stage of development, production, or post-production and do not need to have financing already in place.

In 2020 we received over 520 entries from 65 countries around the world and invited 50 projects to pitch at the MeetMarket. In 2021, up to 65 projects will be selected for the MeetMarket.

Read more about our plan for a hybrid event in 2021 HERE.


To submit your project to the MeetMarket, you will first need to create an Eventival account HERE. Once you have created your Eventival account, you will be able to login and submit your project(s) via our online application form.

Before entering your project, please carefully read our MeetMarket Terms and Conditions.

All the information you need to know about how to apply and what to submit in your application can be found in our MeetMarket Guidelines and Form Overview.

Application Fee and Deadlines:

Opens: Monday 23 November 2020 9:00 AM GMT

Deadline: Monday 15 February 2021 12:00 noon GMT

Fee: £26+VAT

Discounts are available for DAC listed ODA recipient countries.

Please note the fee to apply to the MeetMarket is per application and that the fee is non-refundable.

Getty Images free content partnership

Getty Images is pleased to offer MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Talent Market applicants free use of content from the world’s largest collection of photos and video in their market submissions. Download hi-res clips and stills from the BBC, Discovery, ITN, Nat Geo and Sky News. Search over 11 million editorial, archival and creative clips, tens of millions of stills and an archive dating from the early 1900’s and make your pitch sing. To take advantage of this offer email our Service team, with subject line DocFest 2020 at ukibroadcastservice@gettyimages.com .

If you have any enquiries regarding Marketplace submissions, please email our Marketplace & Talent Programme Producer, Manon: manon.euler@sheffdocfest.com

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