This year’s slate of MeetMarket and Alternate Realities Market projects have been selected from over 550 submissions to have match-made 1:1 pitch meetings with industry Decision Makers during the Festival on the 11th and 12th June 2018. 

The MeetMarket is one of the world's largest documentary and factual markets and the flagship pitching opportunity at Doc/Fest with the opportunity to meet with over 300 international funders, broadcasters, distributors, sales agents and exhibitors. Doc/Fest offers a unique way to pitch your projects through individual match made meetings between pitchers and the Decision Makers, so they can get straight into creative and financial discussions. Projects range from long form films to short form films, series and formats

The Alternate Realities Market runs parallel to the MeetMarket. Twenty-five online, interactive and virtual reality projects will be selected from submissions to hold one-to-one meetings with funders and advisors, including commissioners, broadcasters, arts organisations, online platforms, NGOs and other experts from across the world. This is not a one-size-fits-all market; meetings are carefully matchmade taking into account desires from both sides of the table. 

MeetMarket Projects 2018

130 Children
Chile, Costa Rica / Mimbre Producciones / Director: Ainara Aparici ; Producer: Daniela Camino

20 Years in Afghanistan
United Kingdom / Seventh Art Productions / Directors: Shoaib Sharifi & Phil Grabsky; Producer: Phil Grabsky

A Voz de Deus - The Voice of God
Brazil / Corisco Filmes / Director: Miguel Antunes Ramos; Producer: Nicholas Bernstein & Paulo Serpa

All The Numbers
Ireland / True Films / Director: Ross Whitaker; Producer: Aideen O’Sullivan; Exec Producer: Alan Maher & Johan Wallace

Angels of Sinjar. Yazidis - 21st Century Genocide
Poland, Germany / Saxonia Entertainment GmbH  / Director: Hanna Polak; Producer: Simone Baumann

Between Brothers
Netherlands, Belgium / Een van de jongens / Director: Tom Fassaert; Producer: Hasse van Nunen

Brazil – The Rise and Fall of Lula da Silva
Germany, Brazil / gebrueder beetz filmproduktion / Director Cesar Charlone; Producer: Christian Beetz

Burden of Proof
United States / Markay Media / Director: Cynthia Hill / Producer: Christine Delp

Dark Corner
United Kingdom / Sunshine / Director: Sophie Robinson; Producer: Dewi Gregory

United Kingdom, India, Denmark / Little Mountain Films / Director: Anne Svejgård Lund; Producer: Mike Lerner

Digital Dictatorship China (WT)
Germany, Italy, France / Filmtank GmbH / Director: Andreas Pichler; Producer: Michael Grotenhoff, Thomas Tielsch

Enemies Of The State
United States / Codebreaker Films LLC / Director: Sonia Kennebeck; Producer: Ines Hofmann Kanna

Exemplary Behaviour
Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia / ERA Film UAB / Director: Audrius Mickevicius; Producer: Rasa Miskinyte; Co-producer: Martichka Bozhilova

Garage People
Germany / Tamtam Film GmbH  / Director: Natalija Yefimkina; Producers: Andrea Schütte & Dirk Decker

Sweden / Momento Film / Director: David Herdies & Georg Götmark; Producer: Michal Krotkiewski

Going Back (The Mysterious Tale of Brian MacKinnon)
United Kingdom / Hopscotch Films / Director: Jonothan McLeod; Producers: John Archer & Olivia Lichtenstein

How to Steal a Country
South Africa, Great Britain / Curveball Productions Pty Ltd / Director: Mark Kaplan; Producer: Rehad Desai, Zivia Desai Keiper & Anita Khanna

I Am Spartakiade
United Kingdom / Two Step Films / Director: Fran Robertson & Hana Vojackova ; Producer: Fran Robertson ; Exec Producers: Kevin Macdonald

Instant Badass, from Street to Cage
Thailand / JSL Global Media & Wishtrend Thailand / Director: Andy Funnell; Producer: Stephane Lambert & Jitinat Asdamongkol

Liberace – The King of Bling
Germany / Kinescope Film / Director: Jeremy Fekete; Producer: Matthias Greving

New Project 
Project info available to participating Decision Makers only.
The Netherlands / ifproductions / Director & Producer: Ilse & Femke van Velzen

Madidi (WT)
United States / Wanderlust Productions, LLC / Director: Elizabeth Unger; Co-producer: Kate Brooks

New Project
Project info available to participating Decision Makers only.
Great Britain / Beehive Films Ltd / Director: Daisy May Hudson; Producers: Alice Hughes & Claire O’Neill

United Kingdom, Iran / Banyak Films / Directors: Jamshid Mojaddadi & Anson Hartford; Producer: Hugh Hartford

United States / Rosewater Pictures / Director: David Osit; Producer: Mohanad Yaqubi

Misha's Story
United Kingdom / Met Film Production Ltd / Director: Sam Hobkinson; Producers: Al Morrow, Poppy Dixon & Matt Wells

Miss Holocaust Survivor
Turkey, Germany, Denmark, Israel / Kamara / Director: Eytan Ipeker; Producer: Yoel Meranda; Co-producers: Katrin Pors, Eitan Mansuri & Ingmar Trost 

Nascondino (Hide and Seek)
United Kingdom, Italy / My Accomplice / Director: Victoria Fiore; Producers: Jennifer Corcoran & Aleksandra Bilic

Neither Confirm Nor Deny
United Kingdom / New Sparta Films / Director: Philip Carter; Producer: Sheryl Crown

Nobody Knows Jack
United Kingdom / Below the Radar / Director: Michael Fanning; Producer: Mairéad Ní Thréinir

Nothing Succeeds Like Success: The Trident Story
United Kingdom / Vault Films / Director: Dylan Harvey; Producers: Alex Hurle, Katie Hodgkin & Simon Halfron

On Drumduan Hill
United Kingdom / The Derek Jarman Lab / Director: Tilda Swinton; Co-producer: Colin McCabe; DOP: Bartek Dziadosz

Original Machines
Ireland, Belize, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States / Dot TV & Films / Director: Sean O'Cualain & David Burke; Producer: David Burke

Piano Dreams (WT)
Ireland / Gambit Pictures / Director: Gary Lennon / Producer: Raymond McCormack

United States, Denmark, Great Britain / Backbone Films; Kartemquin Films / Director: Hilary Bachelder; Producer: Anne Sobel; Co-producers: Rosie Garthwaite & Kristine Barfod

Denmark / Tambo Film / Bullitt Film / Director: Mette Carla Toft Albrechtsen; Producer: Rikke Tambo Andersen

United States / 3Paw Pictures / Director: Annie Kaempfer / Director: Annie Kaempfer; Producer: William Stefan Smith

Shanghai Blues
United Kingdom, Brazil / Director: Gemma Thorpe / Producers: Daniel Gordon & João Inada

Silent Rose
United States / Listen Productions / Director: Mitch Dickman; Producers: Shane Boris & Britta Erickson

Society Must Be Defended: Michel Foucault predicts the future
France, United States, Luxembourg / Director: Antonino D'Ambrosio ; Producer: Francois Le Gall

United States, Turkey / Director: Elizabeth Lo; Producer: Shane Boris; Co-producers: Ceylan Carhoglu & Zeynep Koprulu

Sumo Supremes
United Kingdom / Bungalow Town Productions / Director: Matt Kay; Producer: Rachel Wexler & Jez Lewis; Exec producer: Emily James

Symphony of the Ursus Factory Poland / Wajda Studios / Director: Jasmina Wojcik ; Producer: Zuzana Krol 

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
United Kingdom / Director: David Lale; Producer: Laura Wagner

The Good Father
Ireland / Soilsiú Films / Director: Neasa NíChianáin; Producer: David Rane

The Great Green Wall
United Kingdom / Make Productions / Director Jarred Scott; Producer: Sarah Macdonald; Co-producers: Fernando Meirelles & Alexander Asen

The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein
United Kingdom / Met Film Production / Director: Angus McQueen; Producers: Al Morrow & Rachel Heywood

The Million Dollar Pigeon Race
Ireland / Venom / Director: Gavin Fitzgerald; Producer: Ken Wardrop

The Mystery of DB Cooper
United Kingdom / Minnow Films / Director: John Dower; Producer: Morgan Matthews

The Nova Story
United Kingdom / Time Inc / Directors: Kes Glozier & Nate Camponi; Producer: Jason Bick; Co-producer: Anna Silver

The Protector
United Kingdom, France / Rogan Productions / Director & Producer: James Rogan

The Rise and Fall of Bhutto
United Kingdom, Norway / Crescent Films / Director: Ziad Zafar; Producer: Faris Kermani

The Rise Of The Synths
Spain, United States / 9am Media Lab / Director:  Iván Castell; Producers: Ana Castañosa & Javier Moreno

The Rossellinis
Italy, Latvia / B&B Films / Directors: Alessandro Rossellini & Angelica Grizi; Producer: Raffaele Brunetti

The Shadow of Gold
France, Canada / Films à Cinq / Director: Denis Delestrac; Producer: Sally Blake; Co-producer: Robert Lang

The Sheriff
United Kingdom / Below the Radar / Director: Grace Sweeney; Exec producer: Michael Fanning

The Sherwood Case
United Kingdom / Director & Producer: Isabel Tang ; Executive Producer: John Battsek

The Singh Case
The Netherlands / Submarine / Director: Hans Pool; Producer: Femke Wolting

The World According to Amazon
France, Canada / Little Big Story / Director: Adrien Pinon; Producer: Valérie Montmartin

Untitled Princess Nokia Project
United States, United Kingdom / Directors: Dan Sickles, Antonio Santini & Orian Barki; Producer: Tabs Breese

United Kingdom / Villager Films / Director: Moe Najati; Producer: Matthew Cooper & Georgia Woolley; Exec producers: Nigel Sinclair & Robert Rosenberg

Valentin, son of Europe
Italy, Belgium / Fuoricampo / Director: Antonio Martino; Producer: Valeria Correale

What we Believe
United Kingdom / Gramafilm / Director: Nick Algridge; Producer: Kat Mansoor & James Morton-Haworth

United Kingdom, Qatar / Banyak Films, Hakawati / Director: Yasmin Fedda; Producer: Hugh Hartford & Elhum Shakerifar

Where The Peach Is In Bloom
China / CNEX / Director: Chunhua Jiang; Producer: Ruby Chen


Alternate Realities Market Projects 2018:

A Symphony Of Noise VR
United Kingdom, Germany / Up Creatives, Kloos & Co / Producers and creators: Jamie Balliu & Michaela Pnacekova, VR Director: Anrick Bregmann

"A Video Ghost" (A Shigeko Kubota VR Documentary)
United States / Drakeford Studios / Director: Jason Drakeford; Producer: Trevor Shimizu

After the Fire
United Kingdom / Jayisha Patel Films / Director & producer: Jayisha Patel

Blood Speaks: A Ritual of Exile
India, Nepal, United States, United Kingdom / Creator/Director: Poulomi Basu / Producer: CJ Clarke / Immersive Video Lead: Kevin Tsukii / Executive Producer: Nonny de la Pena

Camp Century
United Kingdom, United States, Denmark / UNIT9 / Director: Anrick Bregman & Nicola Paglia

Cis Penance: Transgender Lives in Wait
United Kingdom / Creator: Zoyander Street; Advisor: Jennifer Booth

Climate Changers
United Kingdom / Surround Vision / Director: Mary Matheson; Producer: Richard Nockles

Electric Malady - AR. 'Invisible Fields'
United Kingdom, Belgium / Aconite Productions / Creative Producer: Jamie Balliu (Up Creatives); Director: Marie Lidén;  Producers: Aimara Reques & Lorna Jane Ferguson

Empire Soldiers - A South Asian Story
United Kingdom / Metro Boulot Dodo / Director: Paul Long 

Forgotten War
Czech Republic / Director: Zdeněk Chaloupka; Producer: Jakub Pinkava; Creative producer: Zuzana Tichá

I am (not) a Monster
United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Belgium, The Netherlands / Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios / Director: Nelly Ben Hayoun ; Producer: Christopher Hird

Inside Tumucumaque
Germany / Filmtank GmbH, Interactive Media Foundation gGmbH / Director: Ina Krüger; Producers: Michael Grotenhoff & Diana Schniedermeier

Internet vs Humanity
Denmark, Canada / House of Real / Director: David Borenstein; Producer: Jesper Jack

Invisible Heroes
Brazil / ARVORE Immersive Experiences / Director/Creator: Ricardo Laganaro; Screenwriter: Leopoldo Joe Nakata

Khan Sheikhoun
United Kingdom / RedThread.Media / Director: Waad Al Kataeb; Producer: Alex Pearson 

No Visible Trauma
Canada, United States / Lost Time Media / Creator: Marc Serpa Francoeur; Co-producers: Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal & Geoff Morrison

Brazil / Tva2 / Director/Creator: Eliza Capai ; Producer: Mariana Genescá

Playing God
United Kingdom / Cats Are Not Peas / Director: Ben Fredericks; Producer: Alexandra Ruhl

Primal Screams: The Fun of Fear
Australia / StudioBento / Director: Lester Francois ; Producers: Lester Francois & Anna Brady

stories in maps and data
The Netherlands / Killing Architects / Director: Alison Killing; Producers: Alison Killing & Josie Gardiner

United Kingdom / Artist & Producer: Jane Gauntlett; Creative producer: Tessa Ratuszynska

uSiSTA 360
Tanzania, Kenya / RADiO FiLM Ltd / VR content director: Tulanana Bohela; 2D content director: Zippy Kimundu; Producer: Andy Jones

France, Germany / Camera Lucida / Director: Nicolas Thépot; Producer: Chloé Jarry

We Sing In Fire And Blood
United Kingdom / Director: Hazel Grian; VR producers: All Seeing Eye

Where There's Smoke 
United States, United Kingdom / Weiler Productions / Director: Lance Weiler 


If you have any queries about the MeetMarket and the Alternate Realities Market, please email the Marketplace team.