Conference Overview

The annual World Congress of Science and Factual Producers features an outstanding program of panels, networking events and pitch sessions that illuminate industry trends and showcase excellence in factual programming. It is a must-attend event for industry professionals working in specialist factual television.

This year’s event will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from December 5 to 8, 2016. The 2016 Congress is made possible with the support of Host Broadcaster SVT and Kunskapskanalen.

Attending Broadcasters

More than 200 broadcast representatives attend each year, including such broadcasters as Discovery Canada, Science Channel, ABC, ARTE, BBC, CBC, Channel 4, Explora, France Télévisions, MDR, National Geographic, NDR, NHK, PBS, Radio-Canada, Rai, SBS, YLE and ZDF.

With a two-to-one ratio of independent producers to broadcasters, over 90 per cent of members report advancing projects and finding new production partners at each event.

Market Events

The WCSFP will also feature popular market events Close Encounters of the Funding Kind and Speed Dating, as well as evening networking events and special social activities.