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Vice returns to Sheffield with Rule Britannia Pitch

vice documentary films sheffield doc/festVICE returns to Sheffield Doc/Fest to launch their Rule Britannia Pitch, offering filmmakers a chance to win a commission from the VICE UK documentary team.

The Rule Britannia Pitch is a chance for talented filmmakers to see their work come to life in VICE’s flagship UK doc strand, which offers unflinching insights into the idiosyncrasies of British life and spotlights incredible characters with honest stories.

VICE’s judging panel will be looking for:

  • Stories that can be turned into 30-60 minue long documentaries;
  • Ambitious, distinctive filmmakers with a track record for jaw-dropping ideas;
  • Amazing access;
  • and an understanding of VICE’s tone, style and Rule Britannia’s context.

VICE will provide a production budget of up to £25k, including a paid rate for the winner, who will be invited to work at VICE’s London office while developing their film. They will have access to full in-house production facilities and work alongside an array of world-class documentarians as well as the core team behind Rule Britannia.

The winning film pitched at Doc/Fest 2016 will be premiered across VICE’s network to millions of young people around the globe.

VICE are looking for five finalists to present their ideas live at The Rule Britannia Pitch at Sheffield Doc/Fest on Sunday 12 June. Deadline for entering this competition is 14 April, to find out how to submit your pitch, visit the festival’s website here.


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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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