Hot Docs and Astral Media’s Astral Media Emerging Documentary Filmmakers Scholarship Program is an initiative designed for emerging-level filmmakers in Quebec and British Columbia who intend to pursue documentary production as a long-term career.
The program is comprised of three components:
The Doc U Scholarship Program provides five emerging filmmakers with enrollment to the week-long Doc U program, in addition to a $1,000 travel stipend as well as full Hot Docs industry accreditation.
The Kickstart Series Bursary Program provides up to 20 emerging filmmakers with enrollment to Kickstart, a day-long series of panels held during the Hot Docs conference that are geared to emerging and mid-career directors, in addition to full Hot Docs industry accreditation.
The Hot Docs Forum Scholarship Program provides full Hot Docs Forum Observer accreditation to two emerging filmmakers.
Applications for the 2011 program are now being accepted with a final deadline of Friday, February 18.