CONSULATE GENERAL OF CANADA TO SUPPORT TWO AUSTRALIAN FILMMAKERS TO ATTEND NORTH AMERICA'S LARGEST DOCUMENTARY EVENT
If you are pitching a project in AIDC’s Cut to the Chase or The FACTory Pitching forum, you are eligible for a chance to travel to North America’s largest documentary festival and industry event, the 2020 Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival!
The Consulate General of Canada in partnership with Hot Docs is looking to support two delegates by providing AUD $2,500 per person to attend Hot Docs 2020, happening in Toronto, Canada from 30 April – 10 May 2020. In addition, Hot Docs will provide each recipient with a complimentary Conference & Networking pass (valued at AUD$770).
All Australian delegates who are pitching a project into AIDC’s Cut to the Chase curated meetings marketplace or The FACTory pitching forum will now automatically be considered for the travel support package, with up to two packages being awarded.
HOT DOCS NETWORKING
The Consulate General of Canada is particularly interested in supporting filmmakers with documentaries focusing on Indigenous rights, Gender equality, LGBTQI issues, and Environment/Climate change, but all Australian projects in Cut to the Chase and the FACTory will be eligible for consideration.
The final decision will be made by Consulate and Hot Docs representatives and announced at the Secret Garden Closing Night Party.
HOT DOCS INDUSTRY PROGRAM
In order to be eligible, delegates must:
- Have purchased an All Access or Gold Pass to attend AIDC 2020.
- Are pitching a project in Cut to the Chase or teh FACtory pitching forum.
- Be able to attend Hot Docs Industry Week which takes place from Monday 4 to Friday 8 May, 2020 in Toronto.
- Be an Australian citizen
- Be over the age of 18 years.
- Recipients who have already received travel funding from state agencies for Hot Docs 2020 as part of the AIDC delegation are ineligible for this support.
The Consulate General of Canada will disburse AUD $2,500 directly to the successful filmmakers who must provide a travel report at the conclusion of their trip.
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AIDC ‘CUT TO THE CHASE’ MARKET
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[Image credit: John Paillé, Consulate General of Canada, Sydney]