Publications and Reference Documents

Apr 10 2012

Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working With Filmmakers - Winter 2012 cycle recipients and  new summer deadline announced! DOC and documentary are pleased to announce the recipients of the winter 2012 edition of Giving Voice and excited to announce a new call for submissions slated for June 2012!

To read the press release click here. For more information about the program click here.

Mar 27 2012

DOC responds to the proposed elimination of the SFETC (Saskatchewan Film and Employment Tax Credit. Click here to read DOC's letter.

Jan 12th 2012

Canada Council and MTL Punk: An interview with filmmaker Érik Cimon in the Montreal Gazette - Funds Dry Up for MTL Punk Director Érik Cimon. Click here to read the article.

January 5 2012

Canada Council for the Arts and documentary production – a cautionary tale?
A radio interview with Montreal Punk’s producer and DOC member Yanick Létourneau and director Erik Cimon. To listen to the interview click here.

November 3 2011

DOC releases its first Digital Distribution Report on Canadian documentary. The report establishes benchmarks for the performance of Canadian documentaries on broadcaster portals; charts how Canadian documentaries perform on iTunes; and tracks how many views NFB.ca receives worldwide and the number of views they draw on mobile devices with their apps. to download the report click here.

Oct 19 2011

DOC publishes The Search for Fair Dealing: Report on the DOC Road Show.

To download the report click here.

Sep 27 2011

Katie McKenna appointed interim Chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada

Toronto, September 27th, 2011 - The Documentary Organization of Canada/l'Association des documentaristes du Canada (DOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie McKenna as interim Chair of the organization. Ms. McKenna took over the position on September 1, 2011 from John Christou, of Prospector Films, who stepped down after leading the board of directors for close to 3 years

To read the full Press Release click here.

Mar 31 2011

Getting Real 4 PDF available for download

To download DOC's most recent edition of Getting Real: An Economic Profile of the Canadian Documentary Production Industry click here.

April 28th 2011

Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working With Filmmakers

Winter cycle recipients and  new summer deadline announced!

With the support of documentary, CBC’s digital channel, DOC is launching a second cycle of Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working With Filmmakers, a Masters’ Apprenticeship program aimed at supporting up to 8 apprentices from across the country. The call for submissions is now available on DOC's site, those interested are encouraged to contact DOC.

To view the press release announcing recent recipients and the new deadline click here.

January 11th 2011

DOC submits its intervention to the CRTC concerning BCE's reacquisition of CTVgm. Read more here.

December 30th 2010

Le documentaire, aimé du public, mal aimé des télédiffuseurs

In January 2011, The Documentary Organization of Canada will be releasing the results of Getting Real 4, an in-depth look into the current state of Canada's documentary industry. In an interview with Lien Multimédia, DOC's Executive Director Lisa Fitzgibbons highlights the good, the bad and the ugly about Canada's documentary climate.To read the article click here. (French only)

December 9th 2010

Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers call for submissions

The call for submissions for CBC'S digital channel documentary and DOC | Documentaristes du Canada's apprenticeship program is now open! Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers is the opportunity for up to 8 Canadian documentary professionals to apprentice with a seasoned documentary filmmaker on a specific project. For more information and to download the application form please click here.

November 11th 2010

With the support of documentary, CBC’s digital channel, DOC is launching Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working With Filmmakers, a new Masters’ Apprenticeship program aimed at supporting up to 8 apprentices from across the country. The call for submissions will be available as of December, those interested are encouraged to contact DOC. To read the press release click here.

September 30th, 2010

DOC files final comments to the CRTC on Shaw's revised benefits prposal. To read the submission click here.

 

August 31st, 2010

DOC writes to the CRTC requesting to sit on the New Media Reporting working group. To read the submission click here.

 

August 23rd, 2010

DOC files comments to the CRTC opposing Shaw's proposed benefits package for the purchase of CanWest's assets. To read the submission please click here.

 

August 10, 2010

DOC Defends the Documentary Definition in CRTC Program Categories Review. To read the submission please click here.

 

July 23,2010

DOC submits its comments to Industry Canada on Foreign Investment in Telecommunication. to read the submission please click here.

 

July 9, 2010

DOC contributes to the Digital Economic Strategy Consultations. To read the submission please click here.

Getting Real

Getting Real 3

http://www.gettingreal.ca

Getting Real III was commissioned by the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) with the financial support of the National Film Board of Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corportaiton, Telefilm Canada, B.C. Film and the Canadian Independent Video Fund. Launch support was provided by Rogers Group of Funds. The report, the third of a series, provides a clear and timely view of the economics of the documentary industry in Canada, highlighting the key trends, opportunities and challenges impacting the genre today. The entire report can be downloaded, free of charge, at www.gettingreal.ca

 

Archive Documents (white paper, fair dealings)

 

White Paper

To read A White Paper on Behalf of the Documentary Organization of Canada by Howard Knopf Read more here.

 

May 29 2008

To view Danijel Margetic and Andrea Nemtin’s presentation on Terms of Trade at the DOC Summit Read more here.