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2017 Breakthrough Program Application

DOC Institute

Ends Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST)

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Breakthrough Program: Non-Members' Application Fee Ended CA$25.00 CA$2.11

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Prepare to pitch and sell your project at the prestigious Hot Docs International Documentary Festival and beyond! Eight emerging and high-potential producers will be selected for this rigorous and intimate market-preparation course where they’ll develop a successful festival strategy and hone their project pitches.

For 2 months leading up to Hot Docs, Breakthrough participants will receive weekly group and one-on-one mentorship from peers and renowned industry decision makers, funders, broadcasters, and distributors. They’ll also receive an All-Access Pass to the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival and Forum, where they have the opportunity to attend industry sessions, network with key industry professionals, set up meetings to sell their projects and connect and collaborate with peers.

Participants also receive free training at regular DOC Institute events throughout the program’s duration and direct access to the Breakthrough Alumni network.

The Breakthrough Program runs for eight weeks on Wednesday evenings, starting March 8. We encourage all qualified Ontario-based professionals to apply.


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DOC Institute

The DOC Institute develops and leads programs to help documentary-makers succeed at every stage of their careers. Offering creative inspiration and insider advice, we’re a hub for the non-fiction community. At the DOC Institute, professionals of every job description, career level, and non-fiction style learn real world business skills, hone their craft and make industry connections. DOC Institute is an inititative of the Documentary Organization of Canada, Ontario Chapter.

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