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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.


Canadian Broadcasting Centre

250 Front St W,

Toronto, ON M5V 3G5

Panel Discussions

TIFF PERSPECTIVES: Getting Real 7 Report

At the height of a dramatic reconfiguration of Canada’s film and television funding, the Documentary Organization of Canada releases a major report on the state of documentary production in this country. In this session, DOC will share their findings for the first time, and explain why this latest edition of their “Getting Real” reports could be a game-changer for documentary filmmakers.

The panel will feature Kadon Douglas, Executive Director of BIPOC TV & Film, Owen Sherman, Senior Analyst at Nordicity, and Sarah Spring, Executive Director of DOC. The event will feature a special presentation by Mehernaz Lentin, National Director of Feature Film, Telefilm Canada.

Please note that access is limited to TIFF Industry and Conference passholders.

Thank you to our generous partners who have sponsored Getting Real 7!

DOC is extremely grateful to Nordicity for creating this report


Kadon Douglas

Executive Director, BIPOC TV & Film

Owen Sherman

Senior Analyst, Nordicity

Sarah Spring

Executive Director, DOC

Mehernaz Lentin

National Director of Feature Film, Telefilm Canada

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