Magazine article Screen International

Doc/Fest Launches New Initiative

Magazine article Screen International

Doc/Fest Launches New Initiative

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Future Producer School, aimed at ambitious feature documentary producers, is in addition to the record number of pitch opportunities at the festival.

Sheffield Doc/Fest has launched a new training initiative, aimed at ambitious feature documentary producers.

Devised and led by Rachel Wexler and taking place in May and June, Future Producer School will see 12 emerging documentary producers take part in an intensive three-day workshop in Norwich.

Participants will then be invited to Doc/Fest to take part in match-made meetings, before receiving one-on-one mentoring from Wexler after the festival.

Future Producer School is run in partnership with Creative Skillset and WorldView. Deadline for applications is April 4.

The new scheme is in addition to the year-round training events and the record number of pitch opportunities at Doc/Fest. …

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