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DOC Atlantic

DOC Atlantic is Canada's East Coast chapter of DOC, serving around 65 professional filmmakers in Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

Panel Discussions

2023 DOC Atlantic Conversation Series

The Documentary Organization of Canada Atlantic Chapter has partnered with the Lunenburg DOC Fest and DOCTalks Festival & Symposium to present a series of nine conversations in 2023. The next three conversations will take you deeper into the world of  Community Engagement & Alternative Distribution.

Hundreds of documentary films are pitched to broadcasters each year, but most do not receive a CRTC regulator broadcast-streaming license and/or government film agency funding. This lack of access to financing and distribution has led many independent producers to engage with community partners to create, finance and distribute their documentary films using a cross-sector approach. Join us in June as we present three documentary media conversations: i)  Collaborating in a Community of Creators, ii) Producing Social Impact Films,  and iii) Alternative Distribution in Canada.

Alternative Distribution in Canada

Becky Tennyson and Patrick Watt manage two non-profit, CRTC regulated, community TV stations that collectively reach an estimated 800,000 households across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Canada. They will share information about their community TV stations and a new documentary film strand being planned called DOCTalks Presents.

Florence Lamothe and Naomie Decarie are with Tënk, a not-for-profit, independent subscription-based streaming platform, dedicated to the promotion of documentary cinema, and available online across Canada. It was launched in Quebec in February 2020 and they will discuss Tënk’s mission and operations.

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Le Forum RIDM, présenté par Netflix, est heureux de vous inviter au Forum 101, une présentation en ligne sur sa 19e édition

Presented by DOC Québec


5:00 pm

Forum RIDM, presented by Netflix, is pleased to invite you to Forum 101, an online presentation about its 19th edition

Presented by DOC Quebec