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 face-to-face meeting.
Applications open: October 10
Applications close: October 18
You must be registered to apply. You may apply with a maximum of three separate project submissions per production company.
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.