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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.

About The Author
Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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