The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) and BravoFACTUAL strike a strategic alliance to support short docs!
It is with great pleasure that DOC welcomes BravoFACTUAL as its latest Festival Concierge Platinum Sponsor. With both organizations committed to seeing short Canadian docs gain greater prominence on the world stage, it is a collaboration that promises to benefit all concerned.
This partnership highlights the affinities between DOC and Bell Media’s funding program for short documentaries. In addition to receiving up to $50,000 in production financing for their short documentary, all upcoming BravoFACTUAL recipients will have access to DOC’s Festival Concierge services in the form of exclusive webinars and one-on-one consultations, with the goal of getting their projects seen on more screens in Canada and elsewhere.
Festival Concierge is an innovative service that DOC offers to independent documentary filmmakers to help them make more informed and strategic decisions when it comes to festival strategy and audience outreach. Through its unique combination of information-sharing on festival and marketing strategy, access to a roster of consultants and relationship-building with key festivals, its goal is to raise the profile of Canadian documentary film here and abroad.
DOC members will gain greater insights in to the BravoFactual program by having first-hand information about the BravoFACTUAL program, guidelines, and application process in an exclusive members-only webinar and Q&A with BravoFACTUAL’s Bob Culbert, Rachel Goldstein-Couto, and Rachel Feldbloom-Wood on Tuesday, March 10th. This webinar will be hosted by Julian Carrington, DOC’s new Festival Concierge. With the support DOC receives from this new and exciting partnership, Julian will be putting together three more webinars for members over the course of the year.
“We are thrilled to partner with industry champions DOC to offer this accessible and incredibly useful service,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “Continuing to establish relationships that strengthen BravoFACT’s web of supportive networks allows us to provide increased value to the Canadian filmmakers we work with.”
“The BravoFACTUAL program is a wonderful opportunity for documentary filmmakers to get their work produced and out there. We’re thrilled BravoFACTUAL felt as we did, that this is a natural collaboration that will help shine a light on the great work being done by Canadian documentary filmmakers,” said Pepita Ferrari, DOC’s Interim Director.
The next deadline BravoFACTUAL deadline is September 16, 2016.
Bell Media's BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) was established in 1995 by the national specialty channel Bravo. The foundation is the largest funder of short films in Canada having supported over 1,500 short-form scripted narrative projects across the country. In 2013, Bell Media introduced BravoFACTUAL, a funding program for short documentary projects. More information about BravoFACTUAL can be found at http://www.bravofact.com/about-bravofactual/