Deadlines & Opportunities for Emerging Filmmakers








Attention emerging filmmakers, you don’t want to miss these important deadlines!

Hot Docs Corus Diverse Voices Scholarship
Deadline: March 23, 2017

Four to six emerging Canadian filmmakers will develop short films on the theme of “Our Canada.” Filmmakers are invited to apply with a story of a person, place or thing in their community that exemplifies what Canada means to them. Selected filmmakers will take part in an intensive Festival-based curriculum comprised of a private development lab alongside attendance at Hot Docs conference and market events. The program will focus skills training and career advancement with a goal towards completing development on a short documentary. At the end of the program developed proposals will be presented to Corus for review.

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Lindalee Tracey Award
 – Deadline: March 24, 2017

The Lindalee Tracey Award is for emerging Canadian filmmakers working in the spirit of Lindalee Tracey, whose films reflected a passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice, and a joie de vivre. The 2017 award winner will be announced at the Hot Docs awards night on Friday, May 5, 2017. The winner will be awarded $5,000 in cash from the Lindalee Tracey Fund, $5,000 in post-production services from Technicolor and a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture by Andrew Kuntz, specially commissioned to honour Lindalee.

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Hot Docs Short Film Pitch
– Deadline: March 27, 2017

Six Canadian filmmaking teams will have the chance to pitch their short doc projects to a live audience and judging panel at the Hot Docs Festival. A total of $75,000 is up for grabs, courtesy of BravoFACT. First place will receive $30,000, second place will receive $25,000 and third place will receive $20,000. A Hot Docs Conference, Conference & Networking or All-Access Pass is required to pitch.
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Inspirit Foundation Scholarships to
Media That Matters: Story Money Impact – Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Inspirit Foundation is excited to offer 4 scholarships for young media-makers to attend this year’s Media That Matters: Story Money Impact at the Hollyhock Leadership Institute on B.C.’s Cortes Island from May 24-28, 2017. Structured around case studies from the front lines, Story Money Impact reveals best practices in the areas of documentary, digital content, and independent journalism. It explores how these professions can synergize with funders who want maximum leverage for their resources and reach, while partnering with strategic innovators who can highlight those results with more robust evaluation tools.

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TELUS BANFF Fellowship Program
– Deadline: April 21, 2017

The TELUS STORYHIVE BANFF Fellowship Program is intended to encourage professional development in digital production by enabling emerging creative talent, including producers, writers and directors, to attend the BANFF World Media Festival. Fellowships are not intended for established professionals. Applicants with demonstrated interest or experience in making content for local television will be given special consideration.

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