Delegations offer Scotland-based producers and filmmakers an opportunity to attend the most prominent international documentary festivals, thanks to the support of Screen Scotland.

Open to:

  • Experienced Scotland-based producers and filmmakers with a feature project (in development, production, post-production or distribution) with confirmed funding from Screen Scotland or other key UK or international funder
  • Emerging talent, directors and producers, developing a feature doc with at least one short documentary distributed internationally or a TV broadcast credit

Selected delegates will receive a bursary to cover their pass and accommodation expenses, and will benefit from an individual session with Scottish Documentary Institute to prepare their festival attendance. Participants will be notified early March.

Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects. They champion and present the breadth of documentary form – film, television, immersive and art – in the vibrant city of Sheffield each June. They offer makers and audiences a place for inspiration, debate, development, learning and challenge in a relaxed atmosphere. And their programming represents their core values – creativity, empathy, freedom, inclusivity and internationalism. Sheffield DocFest will run from 12th – 17th June 2024.

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