BFI launches pitching sessions for doc filmmakers

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Applications for the BFI Film Fund for documentary filmmakers are now open. Consisting of two pitching sessions – taking place at Sheffield Doc/Fest and London – the new process gives filmmakers the chance to receive feedback from BFI Film Fund senior executives and other industry experts.

The first pitching session will take place at Sheffield Doc/Fest on 15 June, with the second taking place in London later in the year. 

Following an initial assessment of their funding application, shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their projects to a panel of experts from the BFI Fund and the wider documentary funding community. Each pitching sessions will last ten minutes.

Lizzie Francke, senior executive within the BFI Film Fund said: “We’re absolutely committed to supporting the UK’s visionary documentary filmmakers and we’re pleased to be working with Sheffield Doc/Fest on this new way to deliver support directly to the sector.”

The fund has previously backed a range of documentaries, such as the heartbreaking docu-drama Dreams of a Life, directed by Carol Morley.

For further details and how to apply, click here