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The Whickers Pitch @ SheffDocFest 2024

Posted: February 7, 2024

The Podcast Pitch is a joint initiative with Sheffield DocFest. After a successful pilot at DocFest in June 2023 the competition moves to its second year. The Whickers are giving a £5,000 production award to the winner and £2,000 to a runner up. Five finalists will also receive a free pass to Sheffield Documentary Festival in June 2024, 1 nights accommodation, a contribution of up to £400 per project towards their travel expenses and access to top industry professionals and commissioners of the audio world.

The Podcast Pitch follows the growing global trend towards solo, episodic listening to factual audio on the move and replaces the Radio and Audio Funding Award (RAFA). Single episode proposals will also be considered. The application is open to all independent podcast makers who fulfil the core criteria detailed on our website. Clips can be sent in in any language, as long as an English transcript is provided.

Applications are now open!

Key dates for 2024 round:

  • 25th February 2024 (23:59 GMT): Deadline for applications
  • Late April 2024: Shortlisted projects announced
  • June 2024: Finalists pitch their projects at Sheffield DocFest
  • June 2024: Winner of the Film & TV Funding Award announced at Sheffield DocFest Awards Ceremony
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