Community Partners

Do One Thing Really, Really Well.

At Steam Whistle, our focus is on making one beer - a Premium Pilsner that Canadians can be proud of. We believe that world-class results require focus and dedication, so we developed a distinctive recipe for our single brand based on Europe's renowned brewing standards yet is brewed fresh locally at our independent, Canadian Brewery.  We use traditional brewing techniques and only four natural ingredients including spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast - all GMO-free. There is a fifth ingredient in every refreshing bottle, and that is the passion of our dedicated Brewmaster and staff.

Select Wines

Established in 1982, Select Wines has grown to become one of the most successful privately owned import wine agencies in Canada. Select Wines offers a wide range of wines and specialty products.


Vistek caters to Canada’s professional filmmaking community, providing an incomparable selection of professional gear and expert advice. In addition, PVSG -- a division within Vistek -- delivers Sony Professional Broadcast gear and service. Vistek is also home to Canada’s largest rental department – providing pros with quality gear.

NFB Archives

Spend less time searching and more time creating.

The NFB Archives collection contains a variety of classic archival material—footage of war, the environment and nature, and Aboriginal cultures—but so much more as well: a total of approximately 20,000 hours of footage shot by some of the best cinematographers.

Our archivists have intimate knowledge of the collection and can give you personalized service to help you find what you’re looking for. And our technical facilities and expertise can transfer film into any format up to 4K.  Also, you will receive a Canadian tax credit when you buy footage from NFB Archives’ European partners through the NFB.

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of more than 180 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. Through its industry programs, Hot Docs also provides a full range of professional development, market and networking opportunities for documentary professionals.

Point of View Magazine

Point of View is Canada’s premiere magazine about documentaries and independent films, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013. The magazine has a host of regular features that cover the burgeoning indie movement in non-fiction and fiction filmmaking.


Bedtracks is a boutique underscore music library providing pre-cleared music in an easily searchable and synch-able state. From our base in Toronto, Ontario, we hand pick quality production music from an international network of composers. Our custom search criteria makes it simple to quickly find the right music for any project.

SIM Digital

SIM Digital provides digital imaging expertise and customized video equipment rental services to enable motion picture and television professionals to achieve their creative vision from pre-production through post.

Montreal International Documentary Festival

Founded in 1998, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM) presents a selection of the year’s best documentaries from Canada and around the world for general and professional audiences. Documentary film has a unique place in Quebec culture. The historic backbone of Quebec cinema, the documentary sector produced a large number of major filmmakers who embraced a demanding, innovative vision of reality-based cinema, and their influence is still being felt. Above all, RIDM’s mission is to carry on the vision of those pioneering filmmakers by promoting the best local productions and presenting the year’s most important and ambitious international works.

Supporting Partners
Canon Canada

Since 1973 Canon Canada has been the leading provider of consumer, business and medical digital imaging innovation that enhances the lives of people and drives business performance. From cameras, copiers, calculators and printers to radiology, ophthalmology, security and broadcast, Canon’s products and solutions have proven to be the preferred choice for Canadians.


Telefilm Canada

Dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, Telefilm Canada, through its various funding and promotion programs, supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world.

Ontario Arts Council

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.

Ontario Media Development Corporation

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is the central catalyst for the province’s cultural media cluster including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries.

Front Row Insurance Brokers

Front Row is an Entertainment Insurance Broker with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Nashville, Paris, and New York.

DOC members have exclusive access to an insurance program designed for Canadian documentary producers offering the best coverage at the lowest premium from the insurance companies.


In September 2013, Bravo introduced BravoFACTUAL grants to be awarded by the BravoFACT(Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) jury for the production of short form documentary projects. Selected projects will be eligible to apply for up to a maximum $50,000 in production funding.

Following the same mandate as for scripted BravoFACT shorts, BravoFACTUAL projects will reflect Canadian themes, large and small. Preference will be given to emerging directors and producers from across Canada.

There are two deadlines annually.