Sheffield Docfest boasted a huge leap in attendance, up 400 on last year to to almost 1,000 festival delegates.

The festival awarded more than $75,000 (£40,000) in pitches and price funds for film and television work.

This year's Channel 4 Pitch winner was Haryum Kim, who picked up $57,000 (£30,000) to make her film and a mentorship from Channel 4 Docs.

Her documentary The English Village, is about a living, working village in Korea, which teaches courses in "Englishness" and where speaking Korean is punishable by a stint in an on-site jail.

The Channel 5 Pitch winners were: Julia Armstrong, Chris Andrews, Rosie Kuhn, Barnaby Lancaster-Owen and Steve Rainbow.

The 2006 Sky One Pitch winner was Transparent TV with their idea Kerry's Desperate And Dateless, which follows celebrity Kerry Katona as she sets up a dating agency.