Membership Benefits

FESTIVAL CONCIERGE is DOC's way of making sure your work finds an audience while raising the Canadian documentary profile the world over. Through monthly newsletters, webinars, and individual consultations, Festival Concierge demystifies the festival circuit, helps documentary makers disseminate their work and get their projects into the right festivals and before the right audiences so as to increase their market reach. The new Festival Concierge Catalogue provides key festival programmers in Canada and abroad with up-to-date information about DOC member productions.

EXCLUSIVE INSURANCE PROGRAM through FRONT ROW INSURANCE BROKERS, this program is designed to provide broad insurance coverage to Canadian documentary filmmakers at a lower rate through their DOC membership.  Through these unique services, DOC continues to foster and promote the documentary film industry.  To learn more about the program, and how you can make it work for you, please click here.

EXCLUSIVE RATES ON TITLE SEARCHES through KINESEARCH. DOC members receive 10% off title searches for their projects. To learn more about the service and KineSearch, click here.

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS ON INDIEGOGO'S administration fees when you launch your crowdfunding campaign via DOC's Partner Page. To learn more, click here.

EXCLUSIVE 20% DISCOUNT on license fees for stock footage and photos from the NFB Collection at the NFB Archives. For more information, click here.

EXCLUSIVE 20% OFF RENTALS at Vistek and exclusive VIP pricing on purchases - discounts must be applied at the time of purchase/rental – In-store Only – some exclusions apply.

EXCLUSIVE RATES ON AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION AND MUSIC SERVICES with BEDTRACKS that includes everything from custom scoring from a network of over 350 international composers, a blanket license for 15,000+ curated production tracks and complete broadcast and surround theatrical mixing, VO, ADR and sound design. To learn more about the service, click here.  To access the archive recording of DOC's March 2016 webinar with Bedtracks "It's all in the Mix: Balancing Creativity, Production Flow and Budgets for Music Within Your Film," click here.

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS DOC members enjoy negotiated rates and discounts for many industry events, film festivals, and services. Simply email for the discount code.

Festivals & Conferences


New: Now DOC members can access even more discounts on travel, hotels, rental cars, attractions, industry publications, retail services, and much more, through the Members Advantage Program!
For most of the deals, all you need is your membership receipt and/or a discount code.
Contact us for more information.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Each chapter works hard to bring members workshops on every area of documentary filmmaking including storytelling, copyright issues, new media etc.

DOC-DISCUSSION LISTSERV A DOC membership offers the opportunity to join this exclusive online community where members get the chance to discuss the latest news, job postings, upcoming events and find film crews.  One of the more popular member benefits, the DOC listserv is an active electronic forum for membership exchange ranging from technical information to everyday business practices.  Don't miss out on this dynamic and vital network. If you are a member and haven't yet subscribed (and would like to) send a blank email to

POINT OF VIEW MAGAZINE The art and business of docs and indie culture. POV is Canada's leading publication dedicated to critical discussion of the art and business of independently produced documentaries.  POV remains committed to presenting lively and intelligent articles regarding media history, ethics, funding, and cultural policy, both in Canada and abroad, through reviews, essays, articles and columns.  Learn more at

NEWSLETTERS & ALERTS As a member you will receive notifications about our advocacy work and issues that are important to documentary makers, of upcoming events, industry news and professional development opportunities. 

DOCUMENTARY-SPECIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS  - including Philanthropic Funding for Documentaries in Canada: Towards an Industry-wide Strategy (2015), Growing the Pie: Alternative Financing and Canadian Documentary (2014) and five editions of Getting Real: An Economic Profile of the Canadian Documentary Production Industry.

COMMUNITY Meet and network with great filmmakers at social events, workshops and more!

If you have any questions regarding the information found on this page please contact DOC's Communications and Outreach Director, Danielle Couture, at  You can also call, 416 599 3844 ext 2, or 1 877 467 4485 ext 2.