Doc Ignite Registration

Hot Docs and DOC BC | YT | NWT are pleased to offer two complimentary Doc Ignite workshops to BC, Yukon and Northwest Territories based filmmakers on February 15 & 22, 2021. Pre-registration is required. Registration for these events are now closed.

Offering direct market intelligence and skills training, Doc Ignite workshops provide filmmakers with access to a wide range of professional development curriculum. Doc Ignite labs aim to provide new opportunities to filmmakers across all regions of Canada and continue to help them launch sustainable documentary careers.

Doc Ignite is supported by Netflix. These sessions are presented with the support of Creative BC.


Registration is now closed.

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Strategies for Building a Sustainable Career
February 15, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Pacific Time
Documentary filmmaking is a m├ętier; a career that one should in fact sustain a livelihood from. Evolving industry changes have made that more difficult. Core skill building, diversifying talents and strategic planning are at the heart of this workshops. Participating filmmakers do skills assessments, identify areas of growth and self prescribe action plans to move their professional goals forward.
Note: registered participants will be sent work sheets for this session a few days before the event.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Writing for Documentary Funds
February 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Pacific Time
Using successful Hot Docs fund applications as examples, participants will learn what funders are really looking for when evaluating grant submissions and will glean crucial tips on how to make their projects stand out.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Registered participants will be sent the zoom link to for each workshops a few days before the session via email.

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