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DOC Institute: Producer 101

Sunday, 18 November 2018 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts
Production Studio
390 King Street West
Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

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The DOC Institute and Chanda Chevannes present a dynamic, interactive crash course that breaks down some of the essentials you’ll need to know for a sustainable career in film.  Participants will receive invaluable templates and training on essential topics such as funding, budgeting, and marketing and distribution. While this workshop will focus on documentary-specific examples, the takeaways will be applicable to indie narrative filmmakers at the start of their career, too. 

The workshop will be followed by a short information session from Bell Fibe TV1, who have committed to licensing original content from the Kingston community with a preference for shorter run series in the 8-12 min range per episode.


1:15pm: Doors Open

1:30pm: Workshop Begins

5:00pm: Bell Fibe TV1 Information Session

5:30pm: Networking Reception & Refreshments

6:00pm: Event Ends

About Chanda Chevannes:

Chanda Chevannes is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, writer, and educator. She aims to make documentaries that deal with complex social issues in an artistic way. Her most recent film was Unfractured, which premiered at Toronto’s Planet in Focus and screened at DOC NYC, Wild & Scenic, DCEFF, FLEFF, EARTHxFilm, and the One Take Film Festival.

Chanda has authored several educational resources, two blogs for the National Film Board of Canada’s CitizenSHIFT website, and a monthly column for Troy Media. Chanda trained as an arts educator with the Royal Conservatory and an Innovator in Communities with the Toronto Public Library, leading filmmaking workshops in the city’s underserved communities. She is currently an instructor at Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre.


About the DOC Insititute:

The DOC Institute develops and leads programs to help filmmakers succeed at every stage of their careers. Offering creative inspiration and insider advice, we’re a hub for the non-fiction community. The DOC Institute is a one-stop shop for professionals to learn business skills, hone their craft and make industry connections.


About Bell Fibe TV1:

Fibe TV1 wants to create and curate original video content that reflects your community. Fibe TV1 is an exciting on-demand platform that is one of the most watched English language VOD stations in the country. This is part of Bell's commitment to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission's policy for community television.

We are looking for stories and issues that are full of passion and ideas that are intriguing and engaging. Do you want to showcase local talent, bring a community issue to light or tell innovative stories that inspire? TV1 is here to collaborate with you. We will support you in the creation of your idea and help you reach an audience who is seeking relevant local content.


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