Projects announced for MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Market 2019

62 project teams from 27 countries will pitch to international and UK decision makers for research, development and production funding at the 2019 edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket, alongside the 25 digital media projects from 14 countries that have been selected for the Alternate Realities Market.

Both of the markets are funded through the MEDIA sub-programme's Access to Markets scheme, and selected participants will have pre-arranged, tailor-made meetings during the festival on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 June. 

At MeetMarket, one of the world’s largest documentary/factual markets and pitching forums, project teams have the opportunity to meet with over 300 international funders, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and exhibitors, from organisations such as BBC, Bertha Foundation, DocSociety, Dogwoof, The Guardian, National Geographic and Netflix, and pitch their film and TV projects through individual meetings. 21 projects with UK involvement have been selected to take part, including new work from Mark Cousins, Ian Bonhote and Sally Potter. 

See the full list of selected projects on the Sheffield Doc/Fest website. 

The Alternate Realities Talent Market exists to foster collaborations between creatives and organisations focused on using digital technologies to push storytelling in exciting new directions. The 25 selected artists and creative teams will be given the opportunity to connect with industry Decision Makers from tech companies, funding bodies, NGOs, broadcasters, production companies and distribution platforms. This year, 11 projects from, or involving, the UK have been chosen. 

See the full list of selected projects on the Sheffield Doc/Fest website.

Image: Maya, produced by Banyak Films, was one of the UK projects to participate in 2018's MeetMarket. The film has also been supported through Creative Europe's Development: Single Project scheme.