“Representation of diverse voices in the documentary and television production industries is a vitally important issue for Hot Docs and our community,” said Elizabeth Radshaw, Hot Docs Industry Programs Director. “With Shaw Media’s generous support, this program will help develop core skills of producing and filmmaking.”
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Hot Docs this year, and excited to launch a brand new training program for emerging filmmakers across Canada aimed at truly making a difference in our industry,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President of Content at Shaw Media. “The goal is to foster a new generation of diverse Canadian documentary and factual filmmakers, and we believe the Shaw Media Diverse Voices Program will do just that.”
Applications for the Shaw Media Diverse Voices Program will open December 19, 2014, with a final deadline of January 26, 2015. Applicants must reside in Canada on a full-time basis, be between the ages of 22 and 34, and a member of an under-represented group: visible minority, person with a disability or a member of the aboriginal community. For full eligibility and application information, please visit www.hotdocs.ca.
Applications open December 19, 2014, with a final deadline of January 26, 2015.
Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by March 6, 2015.