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Canadian doc apprenticeship open for submissions

CBC-backed Canadian documentary apprenticeship program Giving Voice: Filmmakers working with Filmmakers is now accepting submissions.
April 11, 2013

Canadian documentary apprenticeship program Giving Voice: Filmmakers working with Filmmakers is now accepting submissions.

The partnership between CBC’s digital channel Documentary and the Documentary Organization of Canada supports up to seven emerging filmmakers, who will be mentored by accomplished doc filmmakers for up to five months. The program, launched in 2011, gives emerging filmmakers the opportunity to work in-field and gain first-hand practical experience and receive feedback.

Documentary channel’s strategic investment has helped build professional capacity in the documentary sector,” said DOC exec director Lisa Fitzgibbons in a statement. “This program goes beyond what formal training can provide and addresses a gap that can’t be entirely filled by the professional milieu.”

Two projects from the 2012 edition will screen at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

The Ghosts in Our Machine, which matched Noah Bingham as cross-media project manager and outreach assistant with director/producer Liz Marshall and producer Nina Beveridge, will have its world premiere at the festival. And The Defector: Escape from North Korea, which matched Erica Leendertse with Fathom Film Group filmmaker Ann Shin, will have its Canadian premiere.

This year’s Giving Voice application deadline is May 24, 2013. More information is available here.

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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