Sheffield DocFest extends film submission deadline

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From Sheffield DocFest:

This year has seen Sheffield Doc/Fest receive its highest number of film submissions to date. As a result Doc/Fest has extended the deadline for submitting a film to this year's festival to 6pm, Wednesday 1 July 2009.

This gives filmmakers an extra 15 [10 - sorry, Ed!] days to submit a film, which can be completed through Doc/Fest's website Applicants may contact Film Programmer Hussain Currimbhoy if they wish to discuss their film before submission (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The one hundred or so chosen films will be screened to Doc/Fest's renowned audience of 1,500 delegates and members of the public. Over 80 Commissioning Editors have already confirmed attendance at Doc/Fest 2009.

To highlight specific areas of documentary filmmaking, the festival will be grouping certain films in strands, including: Music, Green, Sports, Arts and Bent. Several new strands will also feature this year.

Applications for Doc/Fest's MeetMarket are also open. This pitching initiative is designed to match documentary makers' most innovative project ideas with UK and international buyers. Doc/Fest's MeetMarket allows buyers to choose which projects they would like to discuss in one-to-one meetings. Projects can be submitted through Doc/Fest's website.

Plus Doc/Fest continues to welcome ideas for the 2009 Sessions programme, giving everyone the opportunity to have a voice on what industry sessions, debates and workshops will be available at the festival. Submissions can be made via the Doc/Fest website before 8 July.