The Modern Craft of Documentary Filmmaking with Doug Blush!

On March 9th, DOC BC in partnership with Telus STORYHIVE and Creative BC, is thrilled to bring multi-award winning filmmaker, producer and editor Doug Blush to Vancouver for an exclusive weekend event: “The Modern Craft of Documentary Filmmaking”

The S Word Screening and Q&A with Producer & Editor, Doug Blush

Watch the trailer here!

Friday, March 9, 2018
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Doors open: 7:00 pm | Show starts: 7:30 pm

From the creative team behind the award-winning film Of Two Minds – The Film (2012) comes a new documentary that tackles one of the most unfathomable and cloistered issues of our time—suicide. Winner of the 2017 US prize for mental health media: The Voice Award. Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker & editor Doug Blush, who will share with the audience his vast experience as producer, editor and writer of Oscar and Emmy award-winning films like 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) and The Hunting Ground (2015).

“A suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of unguarded courage, insight, and humor. She discovers a national community rising to transform personal struggles into action”

DOC member / Low Income / Student: $10
Non Members: $15

Must be 19+ Please show ID at the door.

Filmmaker Pitching Sessions with Doug Blush 

Saturday, March 10, 2018
InFocus Film School, 306 Abbott St, Vancouver
Doors open: 9:30 am | Pitching Sessions: 10 am – 6 pm

An exclusive one-on-one pitching session with editor and filmmaker Doug Blush. These discussions will include feedback for your trailer (or demo) on shooting, editing, budgeting, and distribution. In addition, teams will have the opportunity to arrange two follow up sessions via Skype with Doug.

Application deadline:
Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:00pm PST

Submit a link to your trailer, demo or sizzle reel (no longer than 5 minutes) + two pager (synopsis and team’s bios) + contact information. Maximum 2 people per project, preferably producer and/or director. Submit via email to

Teams will be selected by Friday, March 2, 2018 and will be contacted directly. Payment due upon acceptance. Limited to 8 projects.

DOC Members: $75 per 2-person team
Non Members: $150 per 2-person team


The Modern Craft of Documentary Filmmaking, Masterclass with Doug Blush

Sunday, March 11, 2018
VIVO Media Arts Centre, 2625 Kaslo St, Vancouver
Doors: 11:30am | Masterclass: 12pm – 4:30pm | Reception: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Award-winning filmmaker and editor, Doug Blush—The S Word, Icarus, 20 Feet From Stardom, Of Two Minds – The Film, The Invisible War—will teach a Masterclass on refining the craft of documentary storytelling through a variety of lenses including directorial, producing and editing.

DOC member / Low Income / Student: $25
Non Members: $50

Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite!

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