2014 World Congress of Science & Factual Producers : Dresden, Germany November 30 — December 3

Programming Update: Films I Wish I Commissioned, and Some I Did

The best commissioning editors are those who know a good idea when they see one—but sometimes the opposition gets in first. In this session our panel will discuss the films of which they are most envious and would have liked to have seen on their own channel, as well as the films they did green-light that made them proud. This revealing, intimate and honest session will uncover the innermost film desires of some of the world’s top commissioners and highlight clips of the shows they wished they’d commissioned and the ones they did. The session will be moderated by Richard McKerrow (Love Productions) and produced by Philip Armstrong-Dampier (1212 Productions).


Join Your Colleagues: A Look at Who’s Coming to Congress

An initial list of who is coming to this year’s Congress is now available online. The list already includes representatives from international broadcasters such as ARTE France, BBC, Discovery Canada, Channel 4, National Geographic Channels International, NHK, NOVA/WGBH, PBS International, ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland, YLE and ZDF, and will continue to be updated as more members register so stay tuned.


Host Hotel Bookings Full! Book Your Stay at The Royal Garden

Special WCSFP rates are available for a limited number of bookings at The Royal Garden. Situated in Tsim Sha Tsui East in the midst of the best shops, entertainment and restaurants, The Royal Garden is less than a five-minute walk from the Host Hotel, the Kowloon Shangri-La.


View 2014 Congress Schedule

A number of key Congress sessions and events are now listed in the 2014 WCSFP online schedule. Additional information, sessions and speakers will be added in the coming weeks.


WCSFP Welcomes Terranoa as Sponsor

WCSFP is pleased to welcome new sponsor Terranoa to the 2014 Congress. Terranoa is a benchmark distributor for innovative, high-profile factual productions, with an eclectic catalogue of over 1000 hours covering Nature & Environment, Travel & Adventure, History & Science, Pop Culture, Social affairs and Sports. With a long-established expertise in factual content they supply an extensive network of broadcasters and platforms worldwide with the best factual productions around the world.

WCSFP Welcomes CICC as Presenting Platinum Partner

The WCSFP is very pleased to welcome the China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC) as Presenting Platinum Partner of the 2014 event. CICC is an international media company based in Beijing. Founded in 1994, it is the longest-established co-production documentary company.

CICC has been working closely with the WCSFP to highlight some of the best new documentary projects in China. They are sending a delegation to the 2014 event, and are eager to meet with members to discuss documentary co-productions in China. During the Congress, CICC will host a one-hour breakfast meeting where they will provide information about being a one-stop shop for documentary production in China.

WCSFP Welcomes ZDF Enterprises as Sponsor

WCSFP is pleased to welcome new sponsor ZDF Enterprises to the 2014 Congress. ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a subsidiary of ZDF, one of Europe’s largest television broadcasters. They are responsible for worldwide program sales, the implementation of international co-productions, license purchasing for quality programs, marketing online rights and the merchandising ZDF program brands. The company also has at its disposal the largest German-language program collection in the world, consisting of series and mini-series, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs.

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