How do you capture the magic moments for a compelling documentary, video journal or live vlog – without a big budget and crew?

The Documentary Organization of Canada, BC Chapter, and supported by Telus Storyhive, brings a hands-on filmmaking workshop about the mechanics of independent vérité storytelling – from camera and audio techniques to creating the conditions for successful, candid interviews and cinematic imagery.

Cree filmmaker Jules Koostachin will share her expertise and knowledge regarding ethical practice and respect of protocol when working with indigenous stories. Director and cinematographer Damien Gillis will instruct on best camera and sound practices, based on his years of experience producing films, including the award-winning documentary, ‘Fractured Land’.

Followed by a discussion on attracting the resources, skilled team members and excitement required to achieve your project’s full potential and wow audiences.

This is a free event. RSVP is mandatory.

***Light morning refreshments and lunch provided. Networking mixer following the event.***

SATURDAY, September 7 – Kelowna

Location: Rotary Centre For The Arts

421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC (map)

DOORS 9:30am | WORKSHOP 10am- 5pm | MIXER 5:00pm – 6:00pm


SUNDAY, September 8 – Penticton

Location: Shatford Center

760 Main St, Penticton, BC (map)

DOORS 9:30am | WORKSHOP 10am- 5pm | MIXER 5:00pm – 6:00pm


Jules Arita Koostachin

Cree from the ancestral lands of the Moshkeko, and a member of Attawapiskat First Nation, Jules was born in Moose Factory where she was raised by her Cree grandparents. In 2010, she completed graduate school at Ryerson University in Documentary Media where she was awarded an Award of Distinction and an Academic Gold Medal for her thesis documentary Remembering Inninimowin. She is a PhD candidate with GRSJ at UBC with a focus on Indigenous documentary. Her educational and arts practice endeavours address Indigenous issues. Jules’ company VisJuelles Productions Inc. has a number of productions, and her youth series AskiBOYZ is currently airing on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Jules’ second CBC documentary OshKiKiShiKaw: A New Day was released in 2019. Jules has been working with Indigenous community for many years supporting Indigenous women and children who face barriers. She hopes to continue shedding light on socio-political issues that urban and rural Indigenous peoples face.

Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a BC-based documentary filmmaker and journalist. He co-directed and produced the feature doc Fractured Land, which was a top-ten audience choice at Hotdocs film festival in Toronto and won Best BC Film and the VIFF Impact Canadian Audience Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival (2015). He has directed and produced a number of short docs which have screened at film festivals around the world and has recently completed his first narrative short film, Gunanoot, which will be unveiled this fall. As a journalist, he was the co-founder and publisher of the online journal The Common Sense Canadian and his writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Desmog Canada (Now the Narwhal), and The Tyee.

DOC BC presents: A Filmmakers Brunch!

The Documentary Organization of Canada, BC chapter, kicks off this spring with a special professional development panel event. DOC BC presents: A Filmmakers Brunch! A series of conversations with three of our most talented DOCmakers.

Saturday, March 23, 12-3pm

in The Startup Studio at The Post at 750, 750 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5

Come spend the early afternoon with the three local and fiercely talented directors and members of the DOC community, ahead of the HotDocs and DOXA Film Festivals. This panel series celebrates the success of our members and will provide aspiring and current filmmakers insight on documentary production, funding strategies, representation and production challenges, marketing, and festival experiences.


Julia Ivanova, director: Family Portrait in Black and White (Sundance/Hot Docs/IDFA)

Baljit Sangra, director: Warrior Boyz (NFB/DOXA)

Kat Jayme, director: Finding Big Country (Telus STORYHIVE/VIFF)


Joella Cabalu, director: It Runs in the Family (OUTtv/VQFF)


  • 11:30am — Doors open
  • 12:00pm — Brunch and coffee
  • 12:30pm — Panel
  • 2:30pm — Mixer


  • Members: FREE
  • Non-Members: $10

RSVP and Get Your Tickets Here

**Coffee and Brunch Snacks provided**

Julia Ivanova

Julia Ivanova is a Vancouver filmmaker who has been honored with “Focus On” Retrospective at Hot Docs 2019 as a “significant Canadian filmmaker”.

Julia Ivanova is the creative force behind ten feature and TV documentaries, including Family Portrait In Black And White that played Sundance, IDFA and was named Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs 2011. Her credits on Family Portrait In Black And White include directing, photography, writing, shooting, and editing. The film was produced by Boris Ivanov, who was the producer of most of her films.

Ivanova’s other credits include such films as Limit is the Sky, produced by NFB, that won Colin Low Best Canadian Feature Award at DOXA 2017; Love Translated andFatherhood Dreams.  She just completed the film My Dads, My Moms and Me through Telus Storyhive and NSI initiative that would get its world premier at Hot Docs. Julia has been working on a film about the Trans Mountain Pipeline since 2014. Her films played Sundance, Hot Docs, IDFA, Hamptons, Chicago, LA, VIFF, Seattle, DOXA, Cleveland and many other international film festivals.

Baljit Sangra 

Baljit Sangra is a Vancouver based filmmaker who has been working in documentary and factual entertainment with an emphasis
in exploring social and cross cultural issues through film. She just finished a feature documentary ‘Because we are Girls’ with the NFB, a social issues documentary that explores the impact of sexual violence on a family.  Other documentaries she has directed include:

Warrior Boyz’ in association with NFB and Canwest that examines the long running gang scene unique to the Indo-Canadian enclave in the Lower Mainland (broadcast on Global TV/Knowledge Network/KPS television/PBS). It was nominated for three Leo Awards. ‘Many Rivers Home’, a personal story that focuses on seniors living in assisted care and  the end of life (co-produced with Omni TV)Awarded best documentary Chicago South Asian film festival. (Played in festivals in Chicago, New Haven, South Africa, Mumbai, Toronto, Seattle) ‘Hockey United ‘ which follows two amateur South Asian hockey players with their eyes on the NHL (for Omni TV broadcast date TBA). She also produced/directed an A&E series ‘VIVA!’ for CityTV and Channel M/ Omni TV for several seasons.

Baljit runs her own production company Viva Mantra Films and is always looking to meeting new people and collaborators for projects. Baljit is the Chair of DOC BC and has been a programmer for the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. She has also been a juror for many local festivals.


Kathleen Jayme

Kathleen Jayme is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC, who is passionate about telling meaningful and personal stories. Her latest project “Finding Big Country” has been a resounding success and has energized sports fans both in Vancouver and across North America. It was the winner of the Vancouver International Film Festivals (VIFF) prestigious Audience Choice Award as well as the Must see BC award as voted by the VIFF audience.

She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Film Production Program and also worked at the National Film Board of Canada where she coordinated and oversaw over thirty documentaries, animations, and digital projects through all stages of production. She is a fellow of the 2016 Inspirit Foundation’s Story Money Impact program, the 2017 Hot Docs Documentary Channel Doc Accelerator program, and the 2017 Telus STORYHIVE Banff World Media Festival program.


Joella Cabalu
Joella Cabalu is an award-winning Filipino-Canadian Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker. Her first credit as a producer and director was for her own personal family documentary It Runs in the Family (2015), which won Audience Choice Awards at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival and Vancouver Queer Film Festival and an honourable mention for the Loni Ding Award for Social Justice Documentary at CAAMFest. Since then, she has developed a track record as a creative and collaborative producer working with emerging women directors on compelling short documentaries, including the uplifting environmental film FIXED! (2016) and Do I Have Boobs Now? (2017) a fascinating portrait of a trans activist which screened in festivals worldwide, including Slamdance, BFI Flare, and OUTFest LA. She recently produced a CBC Docs short Biker Bob’s Posthumous Adventure (2019), about a community of strangers coming together after discovering a message in a bottle containing human ashes.

Achieve Higher Production Values Through Better Sound with Doug Paterson

Emerging filmmakers will learn how to give their documentaries the great sound it deserves.

This brief seminar will walk you through the entire sound process, from initial pre-production through to post-production, including tips on what filmmakers need to deliver. With an extensive career in the film and TV industry, Doug Paterson will show examples of his own work to demonstrate this extremely important part of filmmaking. Demystify audio production for documentaries and be better equipped for the competitive documentary film market.


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  • DOC Members: FREE
  • Non-members: $25
  • Students + Low income: $15

Not a DOC member yet?  Now’s a great time to join! In celebration of DOC35, we’re offering a 35% discount off DOC memberships! Enter discount code: DOC35 on check out at the DOC website

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For over 25 years, the two time Leo Award-winning sound designer Doug Paterson has been honing his chops, first playing music in BC bands, then turning his attention to recording and producing. While working for a composer on the feature I am My Father (2001), director Rafael Assaf suggested Doug do the sound design and mix for the film. And that was it—he was hooked. In 2003, Gary Bourgeois (Head Instructor at VFS) tapped Doug to teach at the brand new Vancouver Film School Sound Design Campus. Then in 2009, he teamed up with multi-award winning sound designer Gael MacLean (Gemini, Genie and Leo award-winner). After four successful years at Rukkus House, Doug returned to his studio Big World Sound to continue the work that is his passion.

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Latest credits:
Cool Daddy (2018)
Around the World in 80 Anthems (2017)
Brunch Queen (2017)
Unveiled: The Kohistan Video Scandal (2016)
Metta Via (2017)
Do I Have Boobs Now? (2017)
The Squatter (2017)
#Sti (TV Series) (2016)
Mixed Match (2016)
Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming (2016)

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Understanding Funding Sources and Tax Credits in BC

Understanding Funding Sources and Tax Credits for Film + TV Production in BC

When? Thursday, February 19th at 6:30 PM
Where? Pull Focus Film School (306 Abbott Street)
Tickets DOC BC Member: Free; Non-member: $15; Student: $10
Click here to reserve your seats!

Are you a filmmaker in need of a better understanding on how to use tax incentives in the budgeting of your next project? Are you looking for financing sources for your next project? Join DOC BC on Thursday, February 19th as we present a workshop that will help you understand some of the financial aspects of tax credits and other incentives available for documentary and new media production in BC.

With special guests:

Betsy Carson, Producer

Betsy is an award-winning  producer/ EP/ director with over 25 years experience in documentary film and television. Recently released films include Occupy Love (executive producer)- director  Velcrow Ripper’s film on the Occupy movement, Waking the Green Tiger  (producer) –  dir: Gary Marcuse- about the rise of an environmental movement in China;  Surviving Progress, (exec  producer)  – dir: Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks-  based on Ronald Wright’s book A Short History of Progress; War in the Mind –  (producer) –  dir: Judy Jackson-  about post traumatic stress in the military and military suicide. Over the last four years she has also executive produced with Mark Achbar (The Corporation) three theatrical feature documentaries:  Fierce Light (dir: Velcrow Ripper) , Pax Americana (dir: Denis Delestrac) and Waterlife (dir: Kevin McMahon) and developed six additional documentary projects.

Current projects include Faultlines, a theatrical documentary by Nettie Wild and Uninterrupted, a public art project set to launch in 2017.  She has produced the feature docs of Nettie Wild  (FIX: The Story of an Addicted CityA Place Called Chiapas, Blockade, Bevel Up), and has also worked with filmmakers Gary Marcuse (The Mind of a ChildNuclear Dynamite, Arktika) and Hugh Brody (The Meaning of Life, Time Immemorial). The films she has collaborated on have won over 40 national and international awards and honours including  Genie and Gemini awards,  American Film Institute, Berlin, Hot Docs, IDA, Prism, Grantham  and other humanities and environmental awards.

Robert Wong
Vice President + Acting Film Commissioner, Creative BC

After working for several years for a chartered accounting firm in Vancouver, Robert joined BC Film + Media (now Creative BC) where he is currently the Vice President and Acting Film Commissioner. Robert joined the staff just prior to the launch of the film and television tax credit program in 1998, and has since played an integral role in the evolution of British Columbia’s film and television tax policy, including the recent enhancements to the tax credit program.

He is responsible for all administrative aspects of Film Incentive BC (FIBC), the Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC), and development funding programs.  As Acting Film Commissioner, he is tasked with marketing British Columbia as a destination of choice for projects and companies looking for a world class production centre.

Sherrill SirrsCMA (Certified Management Accountant)Finding a niche market and possessing a love for the entertainment industry, Sherrill began working with independent film and television producers in 1997.  Her practice is made up of primarily film-related clients and with dozens of film credits to her name, you can pretty much ask her anything about film financing and production accounting.

Meet the Broadcasters is back!

Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Where:  Pull Focus Film School (306 Abbott St, Vancouver)
Reserve your tickets here!

 DOC BC Meet the Broadcasters workshop is back! Representatives from Bell MediaSuper Channel, Knowledge Network and the NFB will be present to discuss the state of the industry, what kind of content they are looking for, how much they will pay and their process for proposals, among other things. This will be great opportunity for participants to understand executives’ programming priorities and broadcast services. Bring your questions and be prepared to engage in an active discussion with peers and other industry professionals!

With special guests:

 Murray Battle, Director of Original Content and Brand at British Columbia Knowledge Network television.
Murray Battle is the Director of Original Content and Brand at British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. Recent documentary commissions include the award winning series, Emergency Room: Life and Death at Vancouver General Hospital, Oil Sands Karaoke, Just Eat It, Backward Class, Father Figures, Do You Really Want to Know? and Coast Modern. In a previous life, he was a filmmaker for over 30 years.

Michelle McMahon, Development Manager Independent Production, B.C. and the Territories at Bell Media

Michele McMahon is Development Manager Independent Production for B.C. and the Territories.  In this role, Michele is the point of contact for the local production community, acts as the creative executive on projects in development and production, and initiate community engagement and outreach initiatives. Michele is currently one of the Production Executives for Bell Media on 19-2 (BRAVO) and MOTIVE (CTV).Prior to joining Bell Media, Michele McMahon spent 10 years with Omnifilm Entertainment, the last five as Director of Drama Development. There, she developed the drama PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD (Space) and ARCTIC AIR (CBC).

In her diverse 20-year career as a journalist, writer, and TV producer, McMahon has edited a weekly paper, freelanced for newspapers and magazines, and written and story edited several screenplays. She also acted as the Chair of the Amnesty International Film Festival (Vancouver).  Michele earned degrees in Political Science (Carleton University), Journalism (Algonguin College) and Writing for Film and Television (Vancouver Film School) and is slowly working towards her Masters’ Degree at Simon Fraser University.

Maureen Levitt, Creative Development Executive at Super Channel.

Maureen Levitt joined Super Channel, Canada’s only national English Pay TV service, at its inception in 2007. As Creative Development Executive for Western Canada and the Territories she works with the independent production community in the development and production of their feature length films (Lawrence & Holloman, Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, STAY) and documentaries intended for theatrical release (Occupy Love, Unclaimed, SOL, The Exhibition).   Maureen is a cofounder of Vision TV. Between 1994 and 2005 she was Manager and Commissioning Editor of its Western Region office focusing on documentaries (The Corporation, Sacred Sacred) and Executive Producer of various in-house series. Previous to that she was First Assistant Editor on the Canadian film classic, The Grey Fox, and on the quintessential Canadian series The Beachcombers and The Canadian Establishment. Maureen has a Masters in Communications from Simon Fraser University.

Shirley Vercruysse, Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada, Pacific & Yukon Studio.Shirley Vercruysse is the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada, Pacific & Yukon Studio, based in Vancouver BC. Prior to joining the NFB in February 2014, she was independent film and television producer based in Calgary Alberta. Credits include; Fubar II, the first Canadian film to open the high profile “Midnight Madness” section of the Toronto International Film Festival; Radiant City, winner of the Genie Award for Best Theatrical Documentary & waydowntown winner of the prestigious Toronto City Award for Best Canadian film at Toronto International Film Festival. Other feature credits incldue The Future Is Now!; Angels Crest; Comeback Season; A Problem with Fear. Television credits include Gavin Crawford’s Wild West; My Rona Home, Season’s I and II and The Secret of the Nutcracker.

Space is limited so remember to reserve your seats here. 
We look forward to seeing you there! 



Panelists Announced for DOC BC Day @DOXA

DOC BC DAY at DOXA – May 7th, 2014

We’re excited to announce the details of the DOC BC @DOXA Panels happening this week (in only two days!). They’re both FREE, so you have no reason not to attend! Hope to see everyone on May 7th!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 2:30-3:30PM at the Cinematheque

While investigative journalism is struggling to survive in the traditional media landscape, documentary and journalistic films are meeting the needs of audiences. Different models are being employed around the globe, but have the means for capturing and conveying a powerful story really changed that much?
ModeratorSheona McDonald


David Rummel                                                   

David Rummel is an award-winning video journalist who has worked as a producer and senior producer on a variety of news programs at ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and most recently, The New York Times.

He joined the staff of the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 2012 as an Assistant Professor, where he teaches International Reporting, Advanced Video reporting and Integrated Journalism.

As Senior Producer for News and Documentary at The New York Times, he helped create the current online video unit at the Times in 2006. He was responsible for supervising and editing the work of 14 video journalists in New York, as well as freelance producers overseas. The final project he worked on for the Times, a 3-part series about the late NHL player Derek Boogard, “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer,” was nominated for an Emmy Award in the digital media category.

David P. Ball

David P. Ball is staff reporter with The Tyee and a freelance journalist for more than a decade. His reporting on topics from coal exports to policing and Indigenous rights has won awards from the Jack Webster Foundation and Canadian Journalism Foundation, plus three Canadian Association of Journalists investigative award shortlists. His website is

Giselle Portenier

Giselle Portenier is an award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker, who started her career as a reporter and anchor at BCTV news in Vancouver, and then moved on to work for ABC News and later CBS 60 Minutes based in London, before joining the BBC where she produced and directed dozens of documentaries over a period of more than twenty years.  Her films have won numerous awards including two Peabody Awards, a Royal Television Society Award, and a George Polk Award.  She has consistently focused on human rights, especially the human rights of women and children, and has  made documentaries  about child slavery in West Africa, honor killings in Pakistan, the murder of baby girls and the abortion of the female foetus in India, sex trafficking in Thailand, illegal adoptions and the theft of babies in Paraguay, the horrific effects of war on children in the Democratic Republic of Congo,  and many more.

Her work has been instrumental in changing minds, changing policy, and changing laws.  She lives in Vancouver.

Damian Gillis

Damien Gillis is an environmental journalist and documentary filmmaker focusing on the politics, economics, and cultural issues surrounding water and energy. His films, including Oil in Eden, Farmed Salmon Exposed, and Powerplay: The Theft of BC’s Rivers, have screened at many international festivals and garnered hundreds of thousands of views online.  His images have appeared in documentaries and news stories on Global Television, CBC, CTV, ABC, MTV, Agence France Presse and other local and international media outlets. He is the co-founder and publisher of the online journal The Common Sense Canadian, and is currently co-producing and directing a feature length documentary in association with CBC’s Documentary Channel and Knowledge Network, titled Fractured Land.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 4:00-5:00PM at the Cinematheque

As transmedia continues to come of age, what does the mode and system of delivery mean for storytelling? Both the medium and the message have adapted to meet the needs of different demographics, encompassing everything from print, television, game consoles, live events, theatrical release and much more. But in this proliferating media world, is content still king? Outliers and creators in the brave new world of transmedia will discuss the emergence of new forms of communication.
ModeratorSheona McDonald


Dana Dansereau

Dana Dansereau – is an Interactive Producer for the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio.  He oversees the production and ideation of all its core projects. Of particular note was his role in helping bring Bear71 and Bear 71 Live to the world stage. His years of experience as a creative technologist in the advertising industry combined with his artistic background make his expertise invaluable in creating world leading interactive story telling experiences. Previously, Dana was the Creative Technologist and Technical Director at Dare / Cossette one of Canada’s preeminent interactive advertising agencies.  Some notable projects include the Olympic’s first social media sharing website – CanadaCode, a social media portal for McDonalds Crew – StationM and numerous award winning advertising web experiences. He also has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts – New Media from  the University of Western Ontario.

Jem Nobel

Jem Noble is an artist and media distributor, working for online indie publisher VODO since 2011. He lives and works in Vancouver, in the unceded traditional territories of Coast Salish First Nations.

VODO is a gang of filmmakers, musicians, artists, writers and technologists, spread from Berlin to South Wales to Vancouver to Shenyang.  The company grew out of founding member Jamie King’s documentary project, Steal This Film, released free-to-share online under the creative commons and downloaded over 6 million times. The organization is responsible for delivering the first ever made-for-torrent serialised drama, Pioneer One and is now developing curated cross-media products including movies, video games, ebooks and music, offered digitally on a time-limited, Pay What You Want basis.

Dan McKinney 

Dan McKinney has worked as a director of photography and producer for nearly a decade.  His work for PBS,History Channel and Discovery Channel has taken him around the world.  Most recently McKinney shot and co-produced a two part series on award-winning investigative journalism for PBS’s Exposé.

McKinney graduated from UC Berkeley’s school of journalism where he specialized in documentary film-making.

Being a one-man band is nothing new to McKinney, who often heads into the field as producer, shooter, and sound technician.  His most recent project is a pilot is for the Discovery Channel.

McKinney has also branched off into the non-profit world creating web documentaries for eco-friendly companies and institutions.

In 2000, McKinney’s one-hour doc titled “Eye Level With Little People of America” aired on PBS.

DOC BC Day at DOXA Documentary Film Festival

DOC BC and DOXA Documentary Film Festival are delighted to present:

DOC BC DAY at DOXA – May 7th, 2014

This is a day you don’t want to miss. DOC BC Day @DOXA is a day of informative and motivating panels for documentary filmmakers and enthusiasts followed by the DOXA filmmaker reception party at Vancouver’s Clough Club Cocktail Tavern. Panels: 2:30pm – 5:30pm Location: The Cinematheque – 1131 Howe Street FREE Party: 8:30pm – 11:30pm Location: Clough Club – 212 Abbott St Open to all DOC BC Members and DOXA Filmmakers

We’re thrilled to be celebrating DOC Members with films at DOXA. DOC BC Member:  Mathew lestyn Parry – Hives for Humanity: The Power of Bees Julia Common loves her bees and she is keen to share that love. In the summer of 2012 she placed one hive at a community garden in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The community response was overwhelmingly positive, and one hive led to many, many more.

Former DOC BC Board Member:  Kevin Eastwood – Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH Life and death on a daily basis at Vancouver General Hospital’s emergency room is the raw material of a new documentary series from Knowledge Network. DOC Member: Helene Klodawsky – Come Worry With Us!
Artistic communities are often the place where political praxis is put to the test, and Come Worry With Us! is a poignant example of this fact. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra have been making protest folk, free jazz, and neo-classical music for over 15 years. Having intentionally opted out of the corporate music industry for the DIY alternative, their sound and political convictions are imbued with a punk rock ethos and aesthetic. DOC Members: Maya Gallus, Justine Pimlott – Derby Crazy Love 
A rollicking, rolling, punch-in-the-tits type of a film, Derby Crazy Love has just about everything you would expect from a film about roller derby. There are tough babes, hard-fought battles, horrifying wipeouts, more than a little epic drama, and even a little bit of sweet sentiment in amongst the bone-crushing checks. And in memory of DOC Member Peter Wintonick whose film Cinema Vérité: Defining the Moment will also be shown at DOXA. (Archival research by DOC Member Elizabeth Klinck)
The Panels include: 2:30 PM Investivative Documentary 4:00 PM Online and Off, Digital Culture and Documentary This is a chance for all DOXA filmmakers to come together for a chance to meet and be inspired by the collective creativity and determination that brought everyone to DOXA.  Don’t miss out! Get down to DOC BC Day @DOXA.

April 4th: The Art of Crowdfunding Workshop


Presented by DOC BC with support from Creative BC


When: April 4th – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Pull Focus Film School (306 Abbott St)
Tickets: Buy Tickets Here
Discount for DOC BC Members

THE ART OF CROWDFUNDING is all day workshop for filmmakers, musicians, artists, activists, entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, lovers, and anyone who wants to make their idea, dream, or vision a reality throughcrowdfunding.

Taught by filmmaker & media activist IAN MACKENZIE (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics), he demystifies the world of crowdfunding and the specific storytelling strategies that will help you tap into the revolution.

Ian has offered these popular workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, Portland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles.  This new evening builds upon Ian’s previous strategy-based workshop, focusing exclusively on crafting the narrative for your campaign and developing your own campaign.

After exploring numerous real-world examples (from Be Brave to Milton’s Secret), by the end of the night, you will have the concrete structure of your campaign and the confidence to launch.  Woven between the strategy is Ian’s signature insight and heart – with the promise to leave you inspired to create a future that works for all life.

This workshop is limited to 50 participants.  Tea/Coffee/Snacks are included.

BONUS: Every participant will get a video download of Ian’s previous 2 hour workshop “Crowdfunding 101” which covers specific crowdfunding strategy, tips and how to manage your campaign.

For more information see Facebook or EventBrite