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Micro-meetings are intimate sessions that offer industry intelligence from broadcasters, funders and those on the cutting edge of technology.

2020 Micro-Meetings

Al Jazeera Documentary
At Al Jazeera Documentary, we tell the stories that deserve to be told. Real-life portraits of the people and places that make up our world—raising awareness and inspiring millions of people across the Middle East, our 24-hour programming is diversified and of the highest quality. It encourages innovative thinking in Arabs worldwide and inspires future generations of great filmmakers. We show documentaries whether political, historical, social or cultural; our mission is to make brilliant films.

CBC Docs: Micro Meeting in a Pandemic
Join CBC Docs and documentary Channel commissioning executives for a special virtual presentation on how to pitch your project. From their home to yours, the line-up includes Sandra Kleinfeld of CBC Docs, and features Jordana Ross for documentary Channel, Charlotte Engel for CBC Docs POV, Sue Dando for The Nature of Things, Lesley Birchard for Short Docs, and Don Spandier for The Passionate Eye. Until we meet again…

Crave: Pitching to Crave
Delivering more Oscar®-nominated and Emmy® Award–winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME®, Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else.

Crave is a major supporter of Canada’s production industry, helping to fund and develop numerous film and documentary projects including feature films The Song of Names, White Lie, and The Grizzlies among others, as well as Crave Original Documentaries Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band, Sharkwater: Extinction, You Are Here: A Come from Away Story, and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC): Advocacy & Programming Overview
DOC is the voice of Canada’s independent documentary community. With six chapters and close to 800 members from coast to coast, DOC conducts vital research and advocacy work to ensure a healthy ecosystem for documentary production; we run professional development and mentorship programs; we create forums for exchange with funders, broadcasters, and other industry partners. We’re a community of mutual support that connects and strengthens documentarians across the country and a site of documentary culture that drives critical thinking about the ethics and practice of documentary storytelling. Join Michelle van Beusekom, the Executive Director of DOC, and representatives from DOC’s six chapters for an overview of our advocacy and programming activities and how they make a difference for you.

European Film Promotion: CONNECT with EUROPE via EFP
European Film Promotion (EFP) is your access point for all things “European film”. EFP is a singular organization made up of an international network of film promotion institutes from 36 countries of Europe, who team up to promote the diversity and spirit of European cinema and talent at key film festivals and markets around the globe. Join Managing Director Sonja Heinen and EFP Board President Markéta Santrochová for an insightful look at EFP’s international programs and what they can offer you. Whether it’s finding the best in upcoming directing and acting talent; identifying experienced co-production partners; or simply having the most up to date information about industry players and international activities, EFP is the one-stop shop for filmmakers and industry professionals.

EFP is collaborating with Hot Docs in presenting the films in The Changing Face of Europe. The organization is supported by Creative Europe Media and its member organizations.

TVO: Singles and Series for TVO Docs
TVO commissions, prebuys and acquires documentaries across several topic categories for broadcast and digital platforms. Our editorial mandate is to explore issues of social conscience. In this micro meeting, Jane Jankovic, Executive Producer of Documentaries, explains what TVO looks for in Canadian and International projects and how to pitch your idea or completed doc or doc series.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

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Founding Partner

  • logo Rogers

Signature Partner

  • logo CBC Docs

Presenting Partners

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