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DOC National

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the collective voice of Canada’s independent documentary creators. DOC began in 1983 as the Canadian Independent Film Caucus (CIFC) to represent the interests of Canada's growing community of indi doc filmmakers. Today DOC has over 1000 members across six chapters from coast to coast.

Panel Discussions

Webinar on changes to the CMF’s 2024/2025 Guidelines

DOC welcomes representatives from the Canada Media Fund to present changes to their 2024/2025 guidelines that have an impact on documentary production.

This event will be available to DOC members only. For this reason the zoom link is available on the DOC member benefits page.


Sarah Spring

Executive Director, DOC

Mireille Darveau

Director of Content, Canada Media Fund

Mireille has over 25 years experience in the screen industry, including nearly 15 years at Telefilm Canada, where she was instrumental in streamlining and improving internal processes in her role as Deputy Director for the CMF’s Program Administrator. Prior to that, she worked as a producer in the Francophone film and TV sector, as well as a lecturer at the Institut national de l'image et du son (INIS).

Shaun Bryan

Deputy Director for Telefilm Canada's CMF Program Administrato

Shaun Bryan is a Deputy Director for Telefilm Canada's CMF Program Administrator team. With over fourteen years of experience administering the Canada Media Fund programs, he now oversees the French market's documentary portfolio. A self-described movie geek, Shaun started his career on the Montreal festival scene as a DIY short filmmaker and Associate Producer for Just For Laughs Television.

Caroline Chopra

Deputy Director, Portfolio Management, CMF Program Administrator

Caroline Chopra has been with Telefilm Canada in Toronto since 2006, working exclusively with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Program Administrator team. Over the last 18 years, she has held various positions within this team, and is currently Deputy Director – Portfolio Management responsible for English-language documentary programming. Prior to joining Telefilm Canada, Caroline worked at the Canadian Television Fund (now CMF), the Historica Foundation, the NFB and French-language educational broadcaster TFO.

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