Sheffield Doc/Fest selects 2013 MeetMarket projects

New films from directors Victor Kossakovsky, Marshall Curry, Jeanie Finlay and Joshua Oppenheimer (pictured) are among 63 projects heading to MeetMarket, Sheffield Doc/Fest's curated pitching session, this June.
April 24, 2013

Organizers of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket have accepted 63 projects into this year’s event, including new films from directors Victor Kossakovsky, Marshall Curry, Jeanie Finlay and Joshua Oppenheimer (pictured).

For two days during the June event, 63 filmmaking teams from 18 countries will take part in roughly 15 to 20 meetings with potential investors and production partners, which are “match-made and scheduled based on their requests and needs,” according to the UK festival.

The projects run the gamut from factual television and feature documentary to cross-media projects.

Highlights include Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s Aquarela, a feature doc billed as a “visual journey into water”; The Look of Silence from The Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer; Orion – The Mask of Elvis,┬ádirector Jeanie Finlay’s look at the life of Elvis-like singer Jimmy Ellis; Shooter, the latest project from If A Tree Falls director Marshall Curry; and In Search of Flynn, from producer Alex Gibney and director Julia Stovell.

Visit the British festival’s website for the complete list of 2013 MeetMarket projects.

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