The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and The Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) are inviting you to an export market introduction and readiness workshop on Sheffield Doc Fest in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. As part of our mandate to up skill our members in financing, distribution, sales and co-production, ATFT will host three workshops in three cities in preparation for Sheffield Doc Fest taking place between the 05th and 10th June 2015 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The workshops are open to any interested parties who are looking to find out more about this market , but are mandatory for delegates attending this years Sheffield Doc Fest with the South African Indies/DTI delegation. Any delegate who is going to Sheffield Doc Fest this year that does not attend the workshop will be disqualified from applying for any further markets.
The workshops will be split into two parts and the days programme will be as follows:
09h00-13h00 : The morning session is an introduction to ATFT and how our delegations work, as well as an introduction to Sheffield Doc Fest and is for anyone who has never attended the festival before. The facilitator will look at pitching tips and how to pitch and package your project for the Meetmarket and the programmes around Sheffield Doc fest.We will also explain the DTI EMIA scheme used to finance the delegations to attend these markets and how to apply through ATFT or as individual companies through the Individual Exhibitor scheme and be part of the South African Indies delegation to this event.
13h00-14h00 : Lunch
14h00-16h00 : The afternoon session is for delegates only and will cover how to make the most of Sheffield Doc Fest and attract investment to your project specific to attendees’ projects and companies and how to go about selling them or financing them at this festival. Attendees can ask the facilitator for advice and pitch their project and get feedback.
The Sheffield Doc Fest 2015 workshops will be facilitated by Andy Jones. Impact Producer Andy Jones has produced films in Africa for networks including BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera. His forthcoming feature documentary ‘I Shot Bi Kidude’ will premiere at Durban Film Festival in July. Andy has been creative director of the ScreenStation collective since 2000 and set up RADiO FiLM www.radiofilm.co.uk www.screenstation.net
The workshops will take place on the following dates and in the following venues:
1. Durban – 08th May 2015
Creative Centre for Arts
University of Kwazulu-Natal
King George V Ave, Durban
031 260 1650
2. Cape Town – 11th May 2015
Wesgro ( see below instructions)
NO parking available – use PIC-BALE or other parking
18th Floor SARB Building, 60 St George’s Mall
Please provide your ID number when you RSVP and also on the day of the workshop
3. Johannesburg – 12th May 2015
The Big Fish School of Filmmaking
7th Floor, 25 Owl Street
Spaces are limited and entrance is conditional to pre-registration by sending an RSVP email to firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCLAIMER : As catering is provided according to the number of RSVP’s, anyone who does not attend without notifying us at least 24 hours in advance will not be able to attend future market readiness workshops.
In the same token, anyone who does not RSVP cannot be guaranteed catering