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Doc Accelerator Programs

These programs provide aspiring and emerging filmmakers with the opportunity to attend the Hot Docs Festival and take their careers to the next level. Plus it’s FREE.

Doc Accelerator

Doc Accelerator is an innovative program designed to help 50 aspiring documentary filmmakers from Ontario, ages 18 to 30, take their careers to the next level. Benefits include:

  • Hot Docs Conference Pass ($350 value), with access to all Festival screenings, conference sessions, programs and services
  • Exclusive sessions available only to Doc Accelerator participants
  • A customized Hot Docs conference itinerary
  • Access to the Hot Docs Online Community for one year
  • One Hot Docs Program Guide, Industry Guide and delegate bag
  • Transportation/incidentals stipend ($50 value)
  • Youth experience opportunities in the summer and fall seasons

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NEW! documentary Doc Accelerator Scholarship Program

The documentary Doc Accelerator Scholarship Program will help six to eight emerging documentary filmmakers from across Canada accelerate their careers. Benefits include:

  • Hot Docs All-Access Pass ($800 value), with access to the renowned Hot Docs Forum and Hot Docs Close Up With… sessions, and all Festival screenings, conference sessions, programs and services
  • Specialized workshops on fundamentals, including storytelling, funding and producing, the art of pitching, and promotion and distribution
  • A customized Hot Docs conference itinerary
  • Access to the Hot Docs Online Community for one year
  • One Hot Docs Program Guide, Industry Guide and delegate bag
  • Free travel to and accommodation while in Toronto
  • Mentorship and work training opportunities

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About the program!

Doc Accelerator 2013




Doc Accelerator 2012




Deadlines & Reminders

  • April 23 - May 3, 2015
    Hot Docs Festival, Conference and Market
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
RealScreen
Nahmias Law
Dowling Pictures
Oscillate Design
Getty Images
MIJO
IndieWire
Cineflix
Documentary Organization of Canada

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