NSI New Voices, run by Canada’s National Screen Institute (NSI), is looking for nine talented Canadian Aboriginal adults aged 18 to 35 who are seeking careers in film and TV. This training program will connect students with industry professionals through skills development training and an eight week full-time industry work placement. The program begins the last week of April and takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. There are a limited number of openings for non-Winnipeg residents; out-of-town program participants are responsible for covering the costs of their accommodation and travel. Participants will receive minimum wage during the program. Applications are due by Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 4:30 pm Central Time.
The Documentary Organization of Canada has come together once again with the OMDC, Hot Docs, and the Hot Docs Forum (formerly the TDF) to offer an incredible opportunity for emerging documentary filmmakers to make the most of the Hot Docs experience. Deadline for Applications: Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 5 PM.
What is the OMDC DOC Toronto Mentorship Program? A small group of documentary filmmakers from Ontario will be selected to attend Hot Docs with an Industry Pass and will also gain access to the HDF as an observer. In addition, they will be mentored by senior, experienced industry professionals so that they can optimize the experience and networking opportunities.
The Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial College, Toronto, is seeking innovative and forward-thinking proposals from Canadian media, interactive, creative, technology, business and social entrepreneurs for the next wave of children's media and multi-platform projects to qualify for $50K federal development grants. The new kidsmediacentre, an industry and creative content think tank at Centennial College, will hold an Information Session to interested developers, on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm at The Centre for Creative Communications, located at 951 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto.
Registration for the 2011 International Documentary Challenge is still open! The Doc Challenge takes place from March 3 to 7 and is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short non-fiction film (4-7 minutes). All of the registered participants make their films during the same time period (March 3 to 7) and are required to ship the movie by the deadline.
Youth aged 14 to 18 can submit documentary films under 10 minutes long to be considered for the Doc It! showcase. The deadline to submit is Friday, February 25. A showcase for short documentary films by young filmmakers, Doc It! brings the unique perspectives of youth from Toronto and beyond to the big screen for a special presentation during Hot Docs. There is no fee to submit films. For more information, visit www.hotdocs.ca/youth. And check out Doc It! 2010 films online now for free viewing online as part of the Doc Library at www.hotdocslibrary.ca.
The NSI Short Film Festival is accepting film submissions until Friday, March 4. Short films and videos must be no longer than 30 minutes in length (the shorter the better!) and produced after January 2006. The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round short film festival created by the National Screen Institute. The NSI calls for films four times a year. Films and videos are no longer than 30 minutes in length (the shorter the better!) produced after January 2006. Shorts can be drama, comedy, experimental, animation, sci-fi, horror, music video or a short documentary but it must be Canadian.
DOC-National’s “Fair Dealing Roadshow”* comes to Ottawa on Wednesday, February 16 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Delta Hotel City Centre, Pinnacle Rom (1010 Lyon St). The entry fee is $20; free to DOC members and students. The ‘Roadshow’ is a series of panel discussions being held across the country by the Documentary Organization of Canada, for filmmakers trying to navigate the turbulent waters of copyright and “fair dealing” policies.
Women & Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) will be honouring eight 2011 Spotlight Award winners at the Opening Night Feature Screening & Festival Reception of the 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver.
Established in 1996, the Spotlight Awards bring together the BC Film community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of BC women in screen-based media. This year sees the addition of two new awards: the WIFTV Artistic Innovation Award and the PleaseAdjustYourSet.com Award for advocacy.
Hot Docs and Filmkontakt Nord have launched docXchange, a two-part program aimed at fostering professional development and offering potential financing opportunities for interactive documentary projects. docXchange invites North American and European producers working on an interactive documentary project to submit to the program, which will consist of a three-day workshop from May 1 to 3, 2011 at Hot Docs in Toronto and a one-day financing forum on September 28 at Nordisk Panorama in Aarhus, Denmark.
Project registration will open on Friday, February 18, with a final application deadline of Friday, March 4. For more information, visit www.filmkontakt.com/docxchange.
The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is accepting applications until Monday, February 21, 2011 for its English-language Awards of Excellence. This year the YMA has introduced a Special Award for Interactive Web Content. The Awards are open to all Canadian-made, youth-oriented productions originally broadcast or released online in English between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2010. The wards of Excellence gala will take place on June 2, 2011 at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio.