Hot Docs’ Doc Ignite

A recap of Hot Docs’ Doc Ignite 2021 online workshop line-up.

Grant Writing for Documentary Funds

Using a successful Hot Docs fund application as a case study, participants will learn how to clearly communicate their project ideas, what funders are really looking for when evaluating grant submissions, and will glean crucial tips on how to make their projects stand out.

Led by Stephanie McArthur, Senior Industry Programmer, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

International Teaser Trailer Creation

Documentary trailers are one of the tools audiences use to discover docs and choose to watch them ~ so says the 2018 Hot Docs Documentary Audience research. Unfortunately, trailers can be an afterthought for doc filmmakers. This workshop will teach the types of trailers common for docs, share key takeaways, and steps to creating an engaging and powerful trailer.

Led by Madelaine Russo, Industry Programmer, Deal Maker, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

All industry sessions require applications or registrations.
Filmmakers receive free-admission to industry sessions with the purchase of an All Access Pass.

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