September 18th, 2012 | Comments Off on Sheffield Doc/Fest returns with Devise to Deliver
Do you have an idea for a film or transmedia experience? Or an immersive cross-platform tweety, facebookey, tumbled, hash-tagged thing that needs new funding and distribution options? Do you want to get funding and an audience for it? If the answer is ‘yes’ then you’re in the right place.
Sheffield Doc/Fest and Crossover Labs, supported by Creative Skillset, have announced the return of Devise to Deliver (D2D), a seven-month training scheme designed for innovative filmmakers and media makers who wish to broaden their understanding of the possibilities of digital media, including developing multiplatform business skills, and embracing new ways to fund, distribute and market films and cross-platform projects through digital technology.
D2D is a six-stage course.You will attend regional introductory sessions in December, a master class spotlighting case studies from leaders in innovation in February, a market-preparation day in presenting projects to funders and audiences in March, and the programme concludes in the Crossover Market at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2013.
The Crossover Market is based on the popular MeetMarket model, where participants will have the opportunity to pitch projects to digital market experts in matchmade meetings. Individual mentoring is offered throughout and includes the mutual devising of a tailored invite list of experts to meet in the Crossover Market.
The programme is open to anyone working on any platform for any genre (so it’s not just about documentaries).
Attendance at Stage 1 costs £50+VAT.
Attendance from Stage 2 to Stage 6, the Crossover Market, costs £400+VAT and is based on a selection process. This extra cost includes a full delegate pass to Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013.
Written by Alexandra Zeevalkink
Alexandra Zeevalkink is a Dutch-born journalist living in London who founded DocGeeks in August 2011 in order to have a legitimate excuse to watch every documentary under the sun. She freelances for various publications and writes mainly about documentaries and the film production industry. When she is not blogging or watching films, she enjoys theater, photography and reading loads of books. She is always on the look out for potential partnerships with other creative minds.
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