Join us in-person for the 9th Annual DOC Institute Honours Celebration, where we will present our two milestone awards, the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award and the DOC Vanguard Award, to outstanding members of the Canadian documentary community.

The evening will be hosted by Toronto-based magician Julie Eng. Doors open at 7pm and awards will be presented at 8pm, followed by a night of celebration! Enjoy complimentary hor d’oeuvres and a drink on the house!

Registration is free for DOC members and is $25 for non-members. Space is limited so please remember to RSVP!

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We thank event-sponsor CBC and Luminary Award sponsor Rogers Group of Funds for their generous support.

DOC Business Concierge is a bilingual national service to support and empower DOC filmmakers by connecting them with seasoned consulting producers via one-on-one sessions. Participants can sign up at any time to receive project-specific advice that helps them develop, produce, and distribute their content.

As part of this special roundtable during the RIDM Forum, DOC Executive Director Sarah Spring and the program’s funding partner, Diego Briceño of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), will present the impetus for the program. The conversation will also feature Amélie Tintin of the AQPM, Pauline Boisbouvier, a Business Concierge consultant, and many users of the service, who will outline why such support is needed, and how filmmakers can make use of these sessions to overcome their lack of knowledge in these areas as they prepare to launch their projects.

🗓️ November 22, 2022
🕔 3:30pm ET

DOC is extremely grateful to the Canada Media Fund for their support.


At the Toronto International Film Festival’s Industry Conference, the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) announced the launch of “DocuMentality”: an initiative that seeks to normalize conversations about mental health and well-being in our industry. The Canadian initiative comes on the heels of a series of therapist-led focus groups in the US and the UK. Documentality was started by US-based Malikkah Rollins (DOC NYC, D-Word), UK-based Rebecca Day (Film in Mind) and three D-Word co-hosts: Erica Ginsberg, Doug Block and Marj Safinia. 

 

DOC is inviting documentary creators to participate in a series of focus groups, the anonymous results of which will be incorporated into a report that will guide DOC’s work to normalize conversations around mental health in the Canadian documentary sector. Documentality will provide tools for how documentary filmmakers can become more resilient resources for themselves, their teams and the people who entrust them with their stories, and DOC will use the first-hand testimonies of Canadian documentary creators to advocate for sectoral change toward greater understanding of and support for mental health and well-being.

There are still a few places available in several of the focus groups:

  • Francophone session: BIPOC documentary creators, happening on January 27th 2023 at 12pm ET
  • English session for Indigenous creators, happening on January 27th 2023 at 12pm ET
  • English session for 2SLGTBQIA+ documentary creators, happening on February 11th 2023 at 12pm ET
  • Mixed session for francophone documentary creators, happening on February 14th 2023 at 12pm ET
  • English session for documentary creators living with a disability, happening on February 17th 2023 at 12pm ET

Le FMC crée une deuxième ronde de dépôt de projets pour le documentaire d’auteur de langue française qui s’ouvrira le 13 septembre prochain. Ces projets seront évalués selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi pour les projets admissibles ayant un télédiffuseur canadien confirmé et des droits de diffusion admissibles correspondant à l’exigence seuil en matière de droits de diffusion.

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The CMF has created a second round of French POV funding that opens on September 13, 2022, and will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis for Eligible projects with a confirmed broadcast licence that meets the Licence Fee Threshold.

DOC a invité le FMC et Téléfilm Canada à répondre à vos questions sur la préparation de votre demande pour que vous soyez prêts à déposer votre projet le 13 septembre.

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DOC has invited the CMF to answer your questions about how to prepare your application so you are ready to submit your project on September 13th.

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Joignez-vous au coprésident de DOC Québec, Nicolas Paquet, qui discutera avec Mireille Darveau, directrice du contenu de langue française pour le FMC, Caroline Chopra, Directrice déléguée de l’APFMC, et Brigitte Nadeau, analyste au contenu de l’APFMC (Téléfilm Canada- administrateur des Programmes du FMC)

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Join DOC Quebec co-Chair Nicolas Paquet in conversation with Mireille Darveau, Director of French Content for the CMF, and two of Telefilm’s CMF Program Administrators: Deputy Director Caroline Chopra, and Content Analyst Brigitte Nadeau.

🗓️ mercredi, 17 août / Wednesday, August 17th
🕔 15 H (HAE) / 3pm ET

DOC’s Festival Concierge service was created with the support of Telefilm Canada to help fill a gap in knowledge and support services for documentary filmmakers who were seeking to leverage the increasingly complex domestic and international film festival circuit and achieve their audience, impact, and distribution goals.

DOC and the Whistler Film Festival present Sean Farnel, Jason Ryle and Claire Aguilar!

Hear all about how the Festival Concierge program works and how to plan for your film’s release in this hybrid festival landscape.


Le Festival Concierge a été créé à l’origine pour offrir un service d’aide et parfaire les connaissances des producteurs indépendants souhaitant utiliser au mieux le circuit international des festivals de cinéma. Les productions canadiennes étaient sous représentées dans les festivals, ce qui limitait le développement professionnel de ces producteurs et la durabilité de leur carrière

DOC et le festival de Whistler présentent Sean Farnel, Jason Ryle et Claire Aguilar !

Vous découvrirez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur le fonctionnement de Festival Concierge et sur la manière de planifier la sortie de votre film dans le paysage actuel des festivals hybrides.

EVENT RESCHEDULED!

DOC is excited to announce that our members will now have access to a Health Plan!

Join us for a “Coffee with… Your New Health Plan” to learn all about this great opportunity and how you can enroll.

🗓️ Thursday, September 8th
🕔 3pm ET




About the Arts & Entertainment Plan:

The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is offered by ActraFraternal Benefit Society (AFBS), a Member-owned and governed, not-for-profit, federally incorporated insurance company operating since 1975. The Arts & Entertainment Plan® is designed to help artists manage their health care costs. DOC members are guaranteed acceptance into the plan, with no medical questionnaires necessary and no refusals based on pre-existing conditions.

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Coffee with… Zed Drive

June 1, 2022

DOC members now have access to a 20% discount with Zed Drive for web-based dailies, online collaboration on edits and screeners, and solutions for document and image management. 

Join us for “Coffee with… Zed Drive” on June 7th at 4pm ET to hear all about how this can help your shoots and postproduction.




About Zed Drive

Founded in 2011, ZedDrive has extensive expertise in providing the film and television industry with a web-based dailies, cuts and screener review and collaboration platform. Whether it be dailies distribution, web-based collaboration for edits and cuts, and solutions for document and image management, ZedDrive does real-time customizable watermarks, comments, and playlists. We have a robust activity monitor, customizable links, and of course banking-level security protocols. ZedDrive provides one destination, under your total control.

DOC Business Concierge is now available Canada-wide in both English and French!

Earlier this year we launched DOC Business Concierge with the support of Ontario Creates.

This pilot program is now a National bilingual service with the support of the Canada Media Fund!

Business Concierge was created with the goal to support and empower DOC’s BIPOC producers by providing bespoke guidance and tools as they develop, produce, and distribute their content. This is a completely free service, exclusive to DOC members.

As a part of the launch we are providing a free webinar to explain the program on June 1st at 4pm ET.

The panel features Business Concierge consultants Lisa Valencia-Svensson and Leena Minifie and filmmaker and Business Concierge participant Loveleen Kaur, moderated by Kadon Douglas from BIPOC TV & Film

DOC is extremely grateful to the Canada Media Fund for their support.


Le Business Concierge de DOC est maintenant disponible partout au Canada en français et en anglais !

En début d’année, nous avons procédé au lancement du DOC Business Concierge avec le soutien d’Ontario Créatif.

Notre programme pilote est désormais un service national bilingue, grâce à l’aide du Fonds des médias du Canada !

Business Concierge de DOC a été créé dans le but de soutenir et autonomiser les producteur.trice.s de DOC PANDC en leur offrant des outils et conseils personnalisés pour les aider à développer, produire et distribuer leurs contenus.

Dans le cadre de ce lancement, nous offrons un séminaires gratuit pour expliquer le fonctionnement de notre programme.

La session virtuelle en anglais se déroulera le 1er juin à 16 h (HAE). Kadon Douglas de BIPOC TV & FILM animera la rencontre en compagnie des consultantes de Business Concierge Lisa Valencia-Svensson et Leena Minifie et de la cinéaste participante au programme de Business Concierge, Loveleen Kaur.

Offered in partnership with Film Training Manitoba and DOC Manitoba.

Documentary filmmaker Daniel Cross shows Manitoba-based content creators the essentials of making a documentary film. Using a combination of lecture, case-studies and in-class coaching, David will teach the key requirements of developing a successful documentary project. Participants will learn about creative and finance requirements of documentary filmmaking.

Over two days participants will learn:

  • How to write treatments, synopses, director statements, loglines, and backgrounders.
  • Where to find financing for documentaries
  • How to pitch
  • How to follow up with funders

DOC members receive a discount when registering for this training session.

Participants are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the session.

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Webinar with Julie Godon of Corus

February 9, 2022

DOC Québec en collaboration avec l’APFC vous invite à une rencontre exclusive avec Julie Godon, Directrice générale, Chaînes spécialisées francophones chez Corus.

Cet échange sera l’occasion pour Mme Godon de partager les axes et besoins généraux des chaînes Corus. Suivra ensuite une période question-réponse.


Rendez-vous virtuel le 23 février 2022 de 12h15 à 13h15.


Cette rencontre est gratuite pour les membres Doc Québec et de l’APFC et il y a un coût de 15$ pour les non-membres.


DOC Quebec in collaboration with APFC invites you to an exclusive discussion with Julie Godon, General Manager, French-Speaking Specialty Channels, Corus.

In this conversation, Julie will share the general themes and guidelines for documentaries on the TV5-UNIS channels. 

A question-answer period will follow the presentation. 

Save the date:  February 23rd, 2022, from 12:15 to 1:15pm EST.

This webinar is free for all DOC and APFC members and there is a fee of 15$ for non-members. To get your free pass as a member, write an email to coordo@docquebec.ca.

The session will be in French only.

DOC Québec en collaboration avec l’APFC vous invite à une rencontre exclusive avec Nathalie D’Souza, Cheffe de la production originale chez TV5-UNIS.

Cet échange sera l’occasion pour Mme D’Souza de partager les axes et besoins généraux des chaînes TV5-UNIS. Suivra ensuite une période question-réponse.


Rendez-vous virtuel le 16 février 2022 de 12h15 à 13h15.


Cette rencontre est gratuite pour les membres Doc Québec et de l’APFC et il y a un coût de 15$ pour les non-membres.


DOC Quebec in collaboration with APFC invites you to an exclusive discussion with Nathalie D’Souza, Head of Original Production.

In this conversation, Nathalie will share the general themes and guidelines for documentaries on the TV5-UNIS channels. 

A question-answer period will follow the presentation. 

Save the date:  February 16th, 2022, from 12:15 to 1:15pm EST.

This webinar is free for all DOC and APFC members and there is a fee of 15$ for non-members. To get your free pass as a member, write an email to coordo@docquebec.ca.

The session will be in French only.

DOC Québec en collaboration avec l’APFC vous invite à une rencontre exclusive avec Chantal Fortier, Directrice variété, style de vie et documentaire.

Cet échange sera l’occasion pour Mme Fortier de partager les axes et besoins généraux de la chaîne Bell Média. Suivra ensuite une période question-réponse.


Rendez-vous virtuel le 9 février 2022 de 12h15 à 13h15.


Cette rencontre est gratuite pour les membres Doc Québec et APFC et il y a un coût de 15$ pour les non-membres.


DOC Quebec in collaboration with APFC invites you to an exclusive discussion with Chantal Fortier, Variety, Lifestyle and Documentary Director.

In this conversation, Chantal will share the general themes and guidelines for documentaries on the Bell Media channel. 

A question-answer period will follow the presentation. 

Save the date:  February 9th, 2022, from 12:15 to 1:15pm EST.

This webinar is free for all DOC and APFC members and there is a fee of 15$ for non-members. To get your free pass as a member, write an email to coordo@docquebec.ca.

The session will be in French only.

DOC Québec en collaboration avec l’APFC vous invite à une rencontre exclusive avec Virginie Langlois, Directrice de contenus grand public chez Télé-Québec.

Cet échange sera l’occasion pour Mme Langlois de partager les axes et besoins généraux de la chaîne Télé-Québec. Suivra ensuite une période question-réponse.


Rendez-vous virtuel le 3 février 2022 de 12h15 à 13h15.


Cette rencontre est gratuite pour les membres Doc Québec et APFC et il y a un coût de 15$ pour les non-membres.


DOC Quebec in collaboration with APFC invites you to an exclusive discussion with Virginie Langlois, Consumer Content Director for Télé-Québec.

In this conversation, Virginie will share the general themes and guidelines for documentaries on the Télé-Québec channel. 

A question-answer period will follow the presentation. 

Save the date:  February 3rd, 2022, from 12:15 to 1:15pm EST.

This webinar is free for all DOC and APFC members and there is a fee of 15$ for non-members. To get your free pass as a member, write an email to coordo@docquebec.ca.

The session will be in French only.

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Webinar with Nadège Pouyez

January 11, 2022

DOC Québec vous invite à une rencontre exclusive avec Nadège Pouyez, Directrice générale fiction et documentaire Québécor contenu TVA.

Cet échange sera l’occasion pour Mme Pouyez de partager les axes et besoins généraux de la plateforme VRAI ainsi que des autres chaînes de Québécor qui proposent des documentaires. Suivra ensuite une période question-réponse.


Rendez-vous virtuel le 19 janvier 2022 de 12h15 à 13h15.


Cette rencontre est gratuite pour les membres Doc Québec et il y a un coût de 15$ pour les non-membres.


DOC Quebec invites you to an exclusive discussion with Nadège Pouyez, Director of Strategy, Original Content and Convergent Content at Quebecor.

In this conversation, Nadège will share the general themes and guidelines for documentaries on the VRAI platform as well as those of other Québécor Channels. 

A question-answer period will follow the presentation. 

Save the date:  January 19th, 2022, from 12:15 to 1:15pm EST.

This webinar is free for all DOC members and there is a fee of 15$ for non-members. To get your free pass as a member, write an email to coordo@docquebec.ca.

The session will be in French only.

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Start-Up Meeting

November 18, 2021

We would like to invite you to our third meeting just for new DOC members who joined as Start-Up members or under the 2-year free membership for creators who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour. This meeting is not only a way to get to know you better, but to also collectively discuss ways in which we can provide you with the resources you need to make and distribute your films. We’d love to hear your thoughts and share experiences. This will also be a fun way to hang out and get to know one another in our current virtual circumstances!

The meeting is going to be held Thursday, December 9th at 12PM EST.

Registration is not required.

Webinar link here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86133633267#success

**Visit DOC’s Member Benefits page for the zoom passcode**