Wellcome Trust Mentoring Program Applications Now Open
The Wellcome Trust Mentoring Program for Emerging Talent offers four promising science professionals from the UK a unique opportunity to participate in the 2014 Congress, with the additional benefits of mentoring and networking with the industry’s top executives and creative minds. Applications are now open, with a final deadline of August 29, 2014.
Exclusive Travel Discounts for WCSFP 2014
Get the most out of your trip to Beijing for this year’s Congress with exclusive travel and accommodation discounts. WCSFP members can save up to 20 per cent on flights with the Star Alliance Network. LEARN MORE
Members also receive a special WCSFP rate for our 2014 host hotel, the Sofitel Wanda Beijing, available for bookings from November 11 to 28. BOOK ONLINE NOW
If you are extending your stay, WCSFP will be organizing optional excursions the weekend following the Congress, November 22 and 23. Details to be announced.
WCSFP and GZDOC Partner on Bursary Program and Attendee Discount
New this year, the WCSFP has partnered with Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China, (GZDOC) to create a bursary program for Chinese independent producers to attend both the Congress and GZDOC. Additionally, all WCSFP members will receive a 15 per cent discount on GZDOC registration with promo code WCSFP15. GZDOC attendees will receive a 15 per cent discount on WCSFP registration with promo code GZDOC15.
For more information about the GZDOC discount and the Chinese independent producer bursary program, please contact Jing Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCSFP to Send Delegation to CICSEP
The China International Conference of Science and Education Producers (CICSEP) has invited WCSFP to send a delegation to their event, September 19 to 22, in Shenzhen, China. The delegation will attend the conference, participate in panels, and connect with Chinese producers and broadcasters. Accommodation and registration will be provided.
To be selected to join the WCSFP delegation at CICSEP, you must be registered for WCSFP 2014, demonstrate involvement in a co-production as a producer or broadcaster, and have produced or commissioned a science documentary for a broadcaster in your territory. Please send a letter of interest outlining your qualifications to Amira Abdellahi by August 15.
Register for 2014 WCSFP
Registration to attend the 2014 Congress is now open! A must-attend event for producers, broadcasters and distributors working in science, history and content-rich factual media, the Congress is a place to share, explore and reveal how science and history are communicated to the world. Join this year’s host broadcaster CCTV and CCTV9 Documentary Channel in Beijing, China, for what is sure to be a sold-out event. Early-bird prices available until October 1.
Call For Submissions: Little Gems
We are seeking outstanding little gems in science, history, knowledge and discovery—programs with style, wit and flair, even without mega blockbuster budgets. We are looking for innovation and creativity in subject matter, storytelling, filming, concept, production process, finance strategy, technology and platforms. Little Gems will feature members that are not usually in the limelight, who have been nominated by commissioners, distributors or fellow producers. We’ll only select films that will be presented by the filmmakers, broadcasters or distributors attending the Congress. Projects must be recent and already broadcasted or released.
Applications Now Open for Emerging Producers Bursary Program
The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers is pleased to announce the Emerging Producers Bursary Program, developed to provide attendance support for emerging producers working in science, history, and factual media and encourage a new generation of Congress members. The Bursary offers a range of financial support for accreditation, travel and accommodation for the Congress, as well as guaranteed meetings and networking opportunities. Applications are now open, with a final deadline of October 2.
Register a Group for Congress 2014
Is your company planning to send a group to Beijing this year? If so, the WCSFP is offering special discounts for groups of three or more. Groups of three or four will receive a 15 per cent discount, groups of five will receive one free registration, and groups of six or more are eligible for delegation benefits (pricing determined by the size of the group).
2014 Host Hotel Announced: Sofitel Wanda Beijing
The WCSFP is please to announce that the Sofitel Wanda Beijing will be the host hotel for the 2014 Congress. Located in the central business district of Beijing, the Sofitel Wanda Beijing is the perfect blend of Chinese and European hospitality.
WCSFP Welcomes GZDOC as New Sponsor
The WCSFP is please to welcome new sponsor GZDOC to the 2014 Congress. Since its conception 12 years ago, GZDOC has grown from an academic seminar to a documentary conference. It is now one of the most influential professional documentary film festivals in the world. As Asia’s biggest documentary event, GZDOC provides a platform to enhance the communication between Chinese and foreign documentary professionals.
WCSFP Welcomes PBS International as Returning Sponsor
WCSFP is pleased to welcome PBS International as a returning sponsor of the 2014 Congress. PBS International is widely recognized for bringing high-quality documentary, lifestyle, and children’s programming to the international marketplace. As the worldwide co-production and distribution division of PBS Distribution, PBS International licenses PBS, WGBH (NOVA, Frontline, American Experience), and independently-produced programs from such award-winning producers as Pioneer Productions, Ken Burns, Alex Gibney, Martin Scorsese, and David Grubin.
WCSFP Welcomes ITN Source as Sponsor
WCSFP is pleased to welcome back ITN Source as a sponsor of the 2014 Congress. ITN Source is the gateway to over one million hours of iconic footage and creative moving imagery captured over three centuries. From news to drama, celebrity, comedy, music, wildlife, natural history and film, to an inspirational stock footage section—growing at a rate of over 20 hours of digitized content a day—ITN Source is the most diverse commercial archive in the world.