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Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket, Arts Talent project selections revealed

There will be plenty of business conducted during this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest as the lineups for the annual MeetMarket and Arts Talent Markets have been announced. A total of 77 projects ...
April 27, 2021

There will be plenty of business conducted during this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest as the lineups for the annual MeetMarket and Arts Talent Markets have been announced.

A total of 77 projects – 55 for the MeetMarket, which showcases features and series, and 22 for the Arts Talent Market, which focuses on new media works – have been announced for this year’s fest, which runs June 4-13.

Encompassing 41 countries of production and co-production, ranging from Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. to Côte d’Ivoire, Estonia, Peru and Zambia, this year’s MeetMarket and Arts Talent Markets are produced by Manon Eurler and Harry Løvstrøm respectively.

Among the projects up for the MeetMarket, Sheffield Doc/Fest’s flagship pitching forum, is Andrea Suwito’s A Distant Call, Alex Morelli’s A Good Bad Guy (w/t), Lars Lovén and Dennis Harvey’s Celtic Utopia, Thabi Mooi and Tom Fassaert’s In Your Shadow and Usayd Younis’ Malcom.

For further MeetMarket titles, follow this link.

Titles for the Arts Talent Market, providing opportunities for creators ranging from gallery and cinema exhibition, to funding, residencies, co-production, and collaborations, include: Nikki Watson’s As The Floor Shifts, Dane Christensen and Carol Dalrymple’s Kvöldvaka, Benjamin Ramirez Perez and Stefan Ramírez Pérez’s Life Is About Losing Everything, Julia Parks’ Seaweed and Ula Sowa’s Swarm.

For further Arts Talent Market titles, follow this link.

Both MeetMarket and Arts Talent Market will be held exclusively online in 2021.

The Sheffield Doc/Fest, this year a hybrid event of physical and virtual screenings, usually amasses members of the film and arts communities from 60 countries around the world and screens over 180 films.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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