Magazine article Screen International

Doc/Fest Launches Training Programme to Grow Emerging Talent

Magazine article Screen International

Doc/Fest Launches Training Programme to Grow Emerging Talent

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Sheffield Doc/Fest has unveiled a bespoke training and mentoring programme to help grow emerging talent in the UK.

Doc/Next is a year-long training initiative open to documentary and all other non-fiction directors, producers, line producers, editors and DOPs across all platforms.

The programme is specifically aimed at UK professionals with their first handful of credits who have been in the industry for 18 months to five years, and are ambitious to move up to the next rung of the ladder.

Doc/Next will provide group training in Sheffield including: bespoke training, masterclasses; business development; peer-to-peer learning; networking; mentoring; placements; and delegate attendance at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017,

The deadline for applications is July 28 2016, ahead of the start of the programme in September.

Liz McIntyre, CEO and festival director of Doc/Fest, said: "We have listened to emerging talent, who, having secured their first few credits, articulate the difficulty of jumping to the next rung. …

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