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CFC and NFB Doc Program to return in November

The Canadian Film Centre and the National Film Board Documentary Program, which helps four Canadian directors develop original docs, will return for its second edition in November 2010.
July 15, 2010

The Canadian Film Centre and the National Film Board Documentary Program, which helps four Canadian directors develop original docs, will return for its second edition in November 2010. The program gives documentary filmmakers an immersive experience with mentors, development help and think-tank modules at the CFC. The inaugural edition helped four acclaimed directors, Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze), Sarah Polley (fiction film Away From Her), Shelley Saywell (In the Name of the Family) and John Walker (Passage), develop their new projects, which have gone on to acclaim at Hot Docs for Walker’s A Drummers Dream and top pitch prize at the Toronto Documentary Forum for Chang’s The Fruit Hunters. Polley’s film The Dark Room has begun production, while Saywell’s film Ghost Dance is in the research and development stage. The application deadline for the new session of the Documentary program is October 15 2010 and info can be found at www.cfccreates.com/docs.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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