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World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

2017 | San francisco, USA
 

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2017
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Background

The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is a member-run organisation that represents science and other factual producers and broadcasters around the world. The WCSFP welcomes hundreds of leading international broadcasters and producers each year and has become a must-attend event for those working in specialist factual television.

WCSFP features an outstanding three-day program of workshops, networking events, pitch sessions and panels that will reveal emerging content trends and highlight important industry issues. Broadcast company attendees from previous years include: ABC TV, ARTE, BBC, CBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery Channel US, Discovery Channel Canada, Discovery Science, France 5, National Geographic Int., NDR, NHK, Rai, Thirteen/WNET and WGBH. The 2007 event maintained a two-to-one ratio of independent producers to broadcasters, ensuring plenty of valuable time for networking and deal-making.

The WCSFP will also feature the return of popular services including commissioning editor lunches, an on-demand video library of delegates' productions, as well as evening networking events and special social activities. The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers is a not-for-profit, member-run organisation dedicated to celebrating the best in specialist factual production. WCSFP is held worldwide.  Past congresses have been held in Stockholm (2016), Vienna (2015), Hong Kong (2014), Montréal (2013) and Washington D.C. (2012).

Attendee tips

"...the networking opportunities with the international players have been a big benefit. I have been offered several projects since, and have opened up dialogues with other potential co-prod partners."

"The most valuable exchanges of information all occurred at the small breakout sessions."

"In preparation, I produced a summary leaflet with information on my slate all on one piece of paper."

"As is so often the case at conferences and festivals, it was the unexpected and spontaneous encounters that were probably the most valuable in the long term."

"Exceptionally well organised, the culture of WCSFP is unique. "

"I did find the range of broadcasters and sales agents in attendance rather limited; and had expected to have twice as many meetings with sales agents."

"Mix and mingle, and be prepared to return again next year in order to really capitalise on the effort put into your first visit."

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