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Doc Summit

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that it will once again gather together key industry stakeholders for the Doc Summit, the annual half-day town hall forum intended to address current obstacles in the documentary industry. The 2014 Doc Summit will take place Friday, May 2, during this year’s Hot Docs festival, conference and market, April 24 to May 4.

For reference only, below is the schedule for the 2013 Doc Summit.

Doc Summit

Friday, May 3, 2013

Moderated by Rudy Buttignol, President and CEO, Knowledge Network

10:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:05 AM - 10:15 AM: documentary’s Don Haig Award Presentation

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM: Session 1
Presenters: Catalina Briceno (CMF), Lisa Fitzgibbons (DOC) and Diego Briceno (Cuban Hat)
Research Findings: Documentary industry trends/facts and figures, alternative funding, crowd-funding and Cuban Hat case studies

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Session 2
Introduction: Ana Serano (CFC) and Elizabeth Radshaw (Hot Docs)
Presenters: Glenn Paradis (Clairwood Capital Management) and Lalita Krishna (producer/director, In Sync Media, Chocolate Media)
ASTOUND learning experiences: A content creator and a private investment expert talk about the things they have learned from each other through their collaboration in the ASTOUND initiative. Discussion about what needs to be in place in order for the two sectors to strengthen ties and share knowledge

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM: Break

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM: Session 3
Panelists: Charles Wilkinson (filmmaker, OIL SANDS KARAOKE), Murray Battle (Knowledge), Sarah Goodman (filmmaker), Michael Claydon (CBC)
“What does a successful documentary look like?” Perspectives from producer/filmmakers and broadcasters.

12:25 PM - 12:30 PM: Wrap-Up


Doc Summit Agenda-Setting Soiree

On January 30, 2013, Hot Docs hosted an evening of dynamic discourse and networking to help set the agenda for the 2013 Doc Summit, taking place at this year’s Festival. The event included an overview of Hot Docs’ new industry initiatives and a town-hall forum where participants shared their thoughts on priority issues facing the Canadian documentary industry.

Watch the Doc Summit Agenda-Setting Soiree

Download Hot Docs Overview Slides

Download Agenda-Setting Slides

Deadlines & Reminders

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

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