Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers

Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers

The Documentary Organization of Canada and CBC’s digital channel documentary are proud to partner on the Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers, a national documentary apprenticeship program.

Program Description
The Giving Voice mentorship program is the opportunity for documentary professionals from across Canada to apprentice with a seasoned documentary filmmaker on a specific project. The program represents a unique opportunity for documentary filmmakers searching for their creative voice.

Sponsored by documentary, the program’s objective is to assist documentary professionals interested in transitioning their career, further their filmmaking expertise and deepen their authorial voice. The duration of the Apprenticeship will be up to 5 months during which time the Apprentice will be paid an honorarium.

Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers is designed as an exchange where both Mentor and Apprentice benefit from each other’s experience. The Mentor benefits by working with a passionate and creative resource, while the Apprentice gets unprecedented access to the Mentor’s creative process and expertise.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Apprentice

-Must have a minimum of 2 broadcast credits or equivalent experience in the documentary field
-Must be available to work full time for the designated apprenticeship period
-Must not be currently enrolled as a student
-Must not be employed by or have a family relation to the Mentor or the Mentor company the apprentice is applying with
-Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada legally entitled to work

Mentor
-Must be a DOC member in good standing
-Must have a project in development or in production
-The Mentor must primarily make documentaries and be recognized by their peers as an established filmmaker
-Must contribute $2500 towards the Apprentice's honorarium
-Cannot be the employer of or have a family relation to the Apprentice with whom they are submitting the application

LIMITATIONS
The Apprentice cannot be a student at the time of the apprenticeship
The Apprentice must work on a project the Mentor has underway and not on their own project.

DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND APPLICATION CRITERIA HERE.

All submissions to be sent to: adele@docorg.ca (please consult the call for submissions for application format and requirements)

To read the original program announcement press release click here
To read the press release announcing the recipients of our winter 2011 cycle, please click here.
To read the press release announcing the summer 2011 recipients and their projects, please click here.
To read the press release announcing the recipients of our winter 2012 cycle, please click here.
To read the press release announcing the recipients of our summer 2012 cycle, please click here.
To read the press release announcing the 2013 call for submissions, please click here.

Program Sponsor

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