DocFilmSA Sheffield Market Readiness Workshop

DocFilmSA Sheffield Market Readiness Workshop

The Documentary Filmmakers Association of South Africa ( is sending a Group Delegation to Sheffield Doc/Fest with the financial support of the dti and as part of the preparation of the delegates, offers ALL interested filmmakers an opportunity to join the Market Readiness Workshop.The sessions have been scheduled for 5 May 2018 from 09h00 to 17h00 in Johannesburg and Cape Town, venues and facilitators to be confirmed.

Why should I attend?

If you applied to previous markets and were not selected, this is your opportunity to strengthen your project for your next application.
Receive input into your story structure and approach from SA's foremost documentary producers
Get tips on what sales materials you need to develop to support your pitch
Understand your options around co-productions and government rebates

Topics that will be covered include:

Co-Productions, how to negotiate a successful market
Improving your story
Improving your marketing material
Improving your pitch, the theory around it, then practical pitching and feedback
The session will also include a Skype conference with Andy Jones - the UK facilitator for Sheffield Doc/Fest

FREE for all paid-up DFA members
R100 for all non-DFA members to cover catering costs (to be paid before the workshop via EFT - no cash on the day)

Please RSVP to before 30 April 2018

The Documentary Filmmakers' Association (DFA) was established to nurture and develop the interests of documentary filmmakers in South Africa. The documentary film genre is unique. It stimulates public discourse, reflects on social, political, cultural and current events, explores history, commemorates heritage and unearths the mysteries of the universe and the planet. Documentaries tell stories of ordinary and extraordinary people and communities - they celebrate, question, investigate and reflect. The most accessible genre of filmmaking, it is often marginalised by the broadcast industry and by other sectors / genres within the film and video production industry. The DFA aims to unify documentary filmmakers and gain recognition for the genre. It remains the only association in South Africa with the sole purpose of assisting, protecting and promoting documentary filmmakers. The DFA is a key member of SASFED (The South African Screen Federation).

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