DOC Scholar: Digital Docs with Lesley Birchard One-on-One Pitches!

On February 1st, between 10am – 4pm, Lesley Birchard from CBC Short Docs will be taking one-on-one meetings (single participants or groups) with documentary filmmakers interested in producing Short Docs and other CBC Docs content. Priority will be given to emerging doc filmmakers who have not had the opportunity to work with CBC before. Lesley will take pitches or is happy to just get to know filmmakers with whom she might have the opportunity to work in the future. Prior to meeting, filmmakers should ideally be familiar with the content on the guidelines for Short Docs, which can be found here:

Please submit a one-page project synopsis to by end of day January 26th in order to participate.

Between 6pm-8pm on February 1st, Lesley will discuss her thoughts on what – and who – has made Short Docs a success with audiences, what she’s looking for in pitches, and how a digital-first approach has shaped how CBC is working with content creators. Tickets for this event can be purchased here. It will take place at InFocus Film School.


DOC Members: Free

Students: Free

Non-members: $15

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