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Speed Dating


Speed Dating is a great way for independent producers to connect one-on-one with decision makers. Congress staff conduct some preliminary matchmaking to make the encounters more rewarding for both parties; however, in the spirit of building networks and contacts, we ask the participating decision makers to pre-select the projects that they find interesting—but they don't know who or where they came from until their meeting.

For Congress '20, Speed Dating will be held online! Meetings are 20 minutes in length and participants are asked to complete their meetings between November 30 and December 15.

Participating Broadcasters/Funders: BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle, France Télévisions, National Geographic, NHK, NOVA/WGBH, SBS, ServusTV/Red Bull Mediahouse GmbH, SVT, TF1 Thematiques, TVO, Wired Studios - Condé Nast Entertainment, PBS Digital Studios, Screen Australia, Fresh Pitch Factual Content Conference, Ubisoft, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises GmbH

​Participating Distributors: 3Boxmedia International Sales, Albatross World Sales GmbH, Autentic GmbH, Beyond Rights, CLPB Rights, Espresso Media International, Filmoption International Inc, Flame Media, Java Films, Looks International GmbH, Mediawan Rights, Orange Smarty, Scorpion TV, Taxi Rights, TVF International

Speed Dating applications for Congress '20 are closed.


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Close Encounters of the Funding Kind

The popular Close Encounters of the Funding Kind offers small group meetings with individual broadcasters, platforms and funders, all of whom either commission science and history programs from independent producers outside their own territories or who provide significant funding or support. Designed to be intimate and interactive, the numbers are strictly limited and access is given on a first-come, first-served basis.