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Hot Docs, Shaw Media launch doc training program

Shaw Media and the Canadian festival Hot Docs have partnered to launch the Shaw Media Diverse Voices training program, to support emerging Canadian factual filmmakers.
December 19, 2014

Shaw Media and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival have partnered to launch the Shaw Media Diverse Voices training program, to support emerging Canadian factual filmmakers.

The program will accept between six and eight filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, and will provide training in documentary and factual television production, including showrunning, financing, coproductions, proposal preparation and the production cycle.

The program will run during the 2015 edition of the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, where participants will take part in a training module and seminar series, career management workshops and networking events.

Applications for the first year of the program will open today (December 19) and close on January 26, 2015. Participants must be between the ages of 22 and 34, and be a member of an underrepresented group such as a visible minority, a person with a disability, or a member of the aboriginal community.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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