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2019 Breakthrough Program Application

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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 sharpen their project pitches and materials in advance to Hot Docs Dealmaker.

Selected participants will get exclusive access to:

Two weekend workshop intensives, where participants will receive training & feedback on their pitch materials from acclaimed filmmakers, producers, and craftspeople.

• For two months leading up to Hot Docs, weekly pitch workshopping with project-specific feedback from funders, broadcasters, distributors, and peers.

All-Access Pass to the 2019 Hot Docs Film Festival and Forum, to attend industry sessions, network with key industry professionals, set up meetings to sell their projects and connect and collaborate with peers.

Free DOC Institute events during the program.

The Breakthrough Alumni Network, a private group where alumni share opportunities & information.

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Please note: non-members who have not paid their application fee online or by cheque/cash will not be considered. Pay online now or mail a cheque for $25.00 to DOC Toronto at 192 Spadina Avenue, Unit 414, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2C2. Or join DOC now by clicking here!

The Program will take place: on Jan 19 weekend, Feb 9 weekend, and for seven weeks on Wednesday evenings, starting in March. We encourage all qualified Ontario-based professionals to apply. Learn more about past participants here.

Application Deadline: November 23, 2018 before midnight (EDT)


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