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Hot Docs, CBC’s Documentary channel launch scholarship

The Documentary Doc Accelerator Scholarship Program will offer professional development opportunities to aspiring Canadian doc-makers during Hot Docs, as well as on-the-job skills training and mentorship. (Pictured: the 2013 Hot Docs Forum)
October 23, 2013

Hot Docs and CBC’s digital channel Documentary have joined forces for a scholarship program aimed at aspiring documentary filmmakers in Canada.

The Documentary Doc Accelerator Scholarship Program will offer professional development opportunities to a select group of emerging directors during the Hot Docs Festival, as well as on-the-job skills training and mentorship.

The program will accept six to eight film school graduates from across Canada. Participants will receive travel, accommodation and accreditation to next year’s festival, which takes place April 24 to May 4 in Toronto. They will participate in the conference, market and networking events in addition to sessions focused on entrepreneurial skills and career planning.

The second phase is a job placement with a documentary production company, where they will work with an on-the-job mentor.

Applications to the Documentary Doc Accelerator Sponsorship Program will be accepted beginning in November. Applicants must be a recent graduate of a post-secondary film, television or digital media program, and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, legally eligible to work. For full information, visit Hot Docs’ website.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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