The Sheffield DocFest SuperConnector Fund

Help us connect the documentary world
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Sheffield Doc/Fest
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Sheffield
United Kingdom
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The Sheffield DocFest SuperConnector Fund is a sponsored project of Sheffield Doc/Fest

Hello friends of Sheffield Doc/Fest! 

Has Sheffield Doc/Fest connected you to people who have supported your films? Or introduced you to people you went on to work with? Or helped you make a break into the industry or a step up in your career? We love connecting people and want to keep doing it into the future. In this climate of funding cuts, we need your support to keep making a difference in documentary. 

What have we done for you lately?

Every year we work hard to try to connect you to the right people - we love connecting filmmakers with audiences with distributors, with sales agents and with commissioners as well as future co-producers and crew members for future films. We hope you've come to Sheffield Doc/Fest and left with some awesome connections!!

 - Maybe they led to a commission, pre-sale, an acquisition, or a distribution deal

 - Maybe you had a great Q and A with an audience at your screening

 - Maybe you found a new production partner for a new film

 - Maybe you came as a newcomer and met the mentors who got your career started

 -  Maybe you had a conversation that changed your life.... Maybe you even met your life partner at Sheffield Doc/Fest!

 - Or maybe you just came and had a great time and left feeling re-charged and re-energised, remembering why you work in the wonderful (but hard-slog) world of documentary!

We really hope that the mix of sessions, films, marketplace and social events at Sheffield gives you a week to remember every year, and we are dedicated to putting together a programme  that gets you talking about all things documentary and leaves you buzzing with new inspirations, connections and ideas.  

We know that everyone in the documentary industry works so hard and we try to provide an inspiring space with an exciting atmosphere that gives our delegates the recharge they need to keep going for another year in the industry they love, but that can be tough sometimes! 

We want to continue to provide an amazing space for everyone to get together and do all these things every year in Sheffield. We want to be your super-connector.

So how do we fund this super-connecting work of ours?

To make all the connections happen between buyers/filmmakers/producers/crew and more, we fundraise like crazy all year round! It is not dissimilar to fundraising for a documentary; we work hard to raise enough money (from many different sources) to deliver a world class festival for you...and we know its worth all that fundraising when we see you all in Sheffield having inspired conversations about documentaries, doing deals, meeting friends and letting your hair down - we know it is worth it when the festival truly comes alive in June. 

Now we're asking you to help us on the road to our massive annual fundraising target. There have been a lot of funding cuts in the UK in the last few years which has made our life pretty tough. We're committed to delivering high levels of excellence as well as maintaining our editorial independence and programming the films we want to, no matter who they upset or provoke. But that's not always easy when the cuts bite.

So we need your help...

We are asking all the people who have ever got something out of Sheffield Doc/Fest to please give a little to help us through a rough patch. If you feel we created some great connections for you in festivals gone by, then please give just a little to our SuperConnector Fund crowdfunding campaign.

All donations are greatly appreciated. No donation is too small. All donors are named and thanked in the campaign and on our website (unless you request to remain anonymous) There are also lots of great rewards to choose from if you give to the campaign!

Where will your money go?

Your contribution will help us continue to connect talented documentary people the whole year round through our training, workshops and mentoring.

We will take your contribution as a sign of love, appreciation and acknowledgement of our work and we will give back that love, acknowledgement and appreciation to you in spades - we promise! 

What's in it for you?

Well ... a brilliant documentary festival that gives you loads of daring documentaries to watch (and maybe get yours seen) as well as feisty sessions to attend and insightful masterclasses from the greats.

... A marketplace environment that might well bag you the funding you need for your next documentary. 

... An eclectic mix of thousands of international documentary delegates  

Doc/Cutler perk ($45)Plus, we have some amazing Sheffield Doc/Fest items that we can send you in return for your donation if you would like a treat in addition to a thank you from us on our website and social networks. These are mostly things you can only get through this funding campaign and nowhere else! There are more photos of the items in the gallery on this site.


Doc/Collector - Hawley (limited edition signed albums and print)

 

 

 

 

 





Can you please help us connect even more people by giving to our campaign? Please help us if you can! Please note - you don't have to select a perk if you don't want to, you can just hit Contribute Now and then select No Perk.
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**PLEASE NOTE - FASHION B OPTION HAS NOW SOLD OUT! PLEASE ALSO NOTE LOUIS THEROUX COLLECTABLES NOW ALL SOLD OUT**

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$27,346USD
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  • $15USD
    Doc/Thanks

    A big thank you from all of us a Doc/Fest for your generosity, topped up with a pat on the back at Doc/Fest 2013 ($15 = £10)

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • SOLD OUT

    $20USD
    Doc/Mug

    Drink your hot beverages in style with a From the Sea to the Land Beyond fine china mug. The film was produced by Doc/Fest, directed by Penny Woolcock and soundtracked by British Sea Power.

    30 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • SOLD OUT

    $25USD
    Doccy Dip

    NEW! Donate $25 and we will send you a documentary SURPRISE! Could be a rare Doc/Fluffer necklace, or a vintage Doc/Fest tote bag from past years, or 2 PBS documentaries on DVD, or a mystery doc treat. We'll pick something special at random for you. ($25 = approx £17)

    50 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $30USD
    Doc/Fan

    Doc/Fest Badge set, tin of Sheffield-made Doc/Fest sweets, and a Doc/Fest travelcard holder. See Gallery for photos! ($30 = approx £20)

    52 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • SOLD OUT

    $35USD
    Doc/Fashion Option B

    NEW! A Doc/Fest t-shirt OR hoodie! Limited sizes and styles are available, first come first served for which one you get ($35 = approx £22)

    20 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $45USD
    Doc/Cutler

    Doc/Fest Teaspoon, Doc/Fest Wristbands, Doc/Fest Badge set, tin of Sheffield-made Doc/Fest sweets, and a Doc/Fest travelcard holder. See Gallery for photos! ($45 = approx £30)

    30 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • SOLD OUT

    $75USD
    Doc/Fashion Option A

    A vintage Doc/Fest t-shirt, bag and catalogue set - which festival year’s classic Designers Republic look will you get? Limited sizes and styles are available, first come first served for which one you get ($75 = approx £50)

    25 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    Doc/Palin

    Signed Michael Palin Book! Get a one-off signed copy of his "Around the World in 80 Days" book by current star of BBC1 hit series "Brazil with Michael Palin" - see gallery for picture of the signed book! ($150 = approximately £100)

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $200USD
    Doc/Fire

    Walk on fire with the Doc/Fest team - walk across hot coals with us at a special secret event in the English countryside. You must be UK-based or able to make your own way to the UK for this perk. ($200 = approx £130)

    5 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $250USD
    Doc/Collector - Hawley

    Exclusive signed Copies of original album artwork from Mercury-nominated musician Richard Hawley - choose from one limited edition vinyl release OR one limited edition poster of the album cover artwork OR one CD ($250 = approx £155)

    1 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $300USD
    Doc/Maker

    A 2-hour one-on-one intensive documentary mentoring meeting with your choice of Festival Director Heather Croall, Marketplace Director Charlie Phillips or Festival Programmer Hussain Currimbhoy PLUS Your name in the Doc/Fest 2013 catalogue AND your name displayed on screen before every film screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 (NB - only available to individuals) ($300 = approx £185)

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Doc/Patron

    SPECIAL OFFER PRICE! Become an official Patron of Sheffield Doc/Fest AND Invite to 2013 Doc/Fest Press launch, sponsor/VIP drinks 2 x Full delegate pass to Doc/Fest 2013 with two front row tickets to Opening Night PLUS Your name in the Doc/Fest 2013 catalogue alongside fellow patrons AND your name displayed on screen before every film screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 (NB - only available to individuals) AND Your name, thanked on our website all year round ($1000 = approx £620)

    6 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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