We’re seeking emerging producers to source the year’s best factual content.
Up-and-coming producers can access a range of support to attend the 2016 Congress.
The 2016 host hotel Clarion Hotel Sign is situated in the heart of Stockholm’s old district.
The 2016 Congress will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from December 5 to 8.
WCSFP is definitely one of the highlights of the year. It’s the perfect combination of creative inspiration, intellectual debate and networking with people who are passionate about factual programming. The sessions are some of the highest quality around and there’s always something new to discover.— Clare Birks, CEO, Oxford Scientific Films
It’s the fact that while we are busy buying, selling, co-producing, wheeler-dealing, panelling, debating, and grandstanding, it turns out we are also making and keeping relationships, sometimes even friendships, alive. And nothing helps creativity more than knowing and liking those we collaborate with. That alone makes Congress unmissable.— Martin Davidson, Commissioning Editor, History and Business Programming, BBC
Congress is the go-to TV gathering of the year. What’s not to love about Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, New York or Vienna as your base to do business. And like all the best gatherings, it has just the right mix of clever people, stimulating ideas and a healthy sense of taking the work but not ourselves too seriously.— Jennifer Cummins, Principal, Heiress Films
No time to attend congresses? For the WCSFP, you should take the time. Stimulating lectures, inspiring sessions and ambitious people to discuss topics, projects and new developments. The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers is an enriching event and worth it to spend one’s time in Vienna.— Christiane Götz-Sobel, Head of Department Natural Sciences, ZDF
Congress is one of the most essential trips on the Factual TV events calendar. Small enough that you get to rub shoulders with important people at networking events, yet large enough to mean you’ll have a full diary of meetings (should you want them!) Set to a backdrop of an exciting international city and featuring social events at locations that will have your friends turning green with envy.— Leila Monks, Co-Founder/MD, Antidote Productions
This event is made for the attendees. The WCSFP features a unique blend of debates of various lively forms, screenings, case studies, trend spotting, it gives an overlook of the situation over the globe, and enables business meetings in a very relaxed atmosphere, mixing fun and serious over several days. And every year it enables us to discover a different city and country, and its TV landscape.— Fabrice Esteve, Producer, YUZU Productions
WCSFP is simply the best, cutting-edge, ultimate, extraordinary, top notch, outstanding, ground-breaking, trend-setting, expert-driven factual congress in the world. I can’t wait to see all friends and peers again to set up for our pre-x-mas family style binge-watching meeting. No way to miss the buzz and fun out there every year.— Ralf Rückauer, Vice President, ZDFE.factual, ZDF Enterprises GmbH
I had been told by my Chinese friends about the fascinating Congress sessions and that was what profoundly impressed me during the HK edition. Thanks Congress and see you Vienna.— Mike Ning, Director of International Department, Rare Media
The WCSP is always a mark in my time line. A strategic moment, a great opportunity to discover the trends of the year on an international scale, and have some passionate discussions with colleagues and international broadcasters. Can’t wait for the next one!— Alexandre Soullier, Producer, Bonne Pioche Television
Science Congress is a great opportunity to meet the world’s factual producers and broadcasters, and get the true story out of them like nowhere else!— Thomas Viner, Executive Producer, Arrow Media