Super Channel doc award set to accept submissions

The submission window for the prize, which offers filmmakers mentorship as well as attendance to next year's Hot Docs Forum in Toronto, opens October 19 and closes November 23.
October 16, 2012

The organizers of the Super Channel Feature Documentary Award are about to open the submission process for the prize, which offers an opportunity for two documentary director-producer teams with hour-long TV works to their names to make the jump into feature-length documentaries.

The submission window opens October 19 and closes November 23 at 5 p.m. MST.

The winners will each receive 15 to 20 hours of mentoring from a senior feature doc producer, and CAD$3,000 earmarked for attending next year’s Hot Docs Forum in Toronto. The winning teams will be unveiled by the Canadian channel in December, after which time they will work with the mentors to prepare their pitches.

The winners will attend the Forum as observes and have informal access to potential broadcasters, executive producers and partners. More information about the award, eligibility, and submission requirements is available here.

This is the third time the award is being offered. The 2011 winners were Melanie Wood and Greg Masuda, the producer-director team behind Goddess of Mercy; and Michelle Mason, the producer-director of A Song for Carlos.

Hot Docs is set to run April 25 to May 5, 2013.

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