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Olena Decock leading a Doc Ignite lab

Doc Ignite labs are offered in communities across Canada each year.

Offering direct market intelligence and skills training, each lab provides filmmakers with professional development curriculums on such topics as audience engagement, marketing and distribution to help successfully launch their films in the marketplace.

With a focus on reaching underserved regions and communities within Canada, Doc Ignite labs aim to provide new opportunities to filmmakers across all regions of Canada and continue to help them launch sustainable documentary careers.

October 2022: Vancouver & Victoria

We offered a full-day workshop in Vancouver on October 27 and in Victoria on October 29, with Doc BC and the support of Creative BC. Each day included two Doc Ignite sessions:

Doc Ignite: From Treatment to Screen
How do you lift words on the page to the screen for a documentary? In this interactive session, participants will get practical takeaways on how to break down scenes from the treatment to manageable bite-sized ways to ensure coverage to the story during the shoot. Prepare for your next documentary with confidence.

Doc Ignite: Market Intelligence
Amid a changing documentary landscape, this session will outline key market trends. Learn how Canadian and international broadcasters, platforms, distributors and exhibitors have shifted their business models in response to the pandemic, and how filmmakers have adapted their approaches to pitching and project financing. Hear insights and observations from buyers and industry experts, as well as the Hot Docs Industry team.

Want to bring Doc Ignite to your community? Contact us at [email protected].

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