Upcoming Events


Unpacking Documentary Co-Productions
A Lunch and Learn Case Study Series


Series description
Join us for a three-part series that takes us into everything you wanted to know about co-producing. Moderated by independent consultant, Selin Murat, this series will provide insight into how to build successful partnerships within Canada, in the US & further abroad. The discussion will take us deep into case studies with filmmakers as they share their experiences in formalizing collaborations, navigating the marketplace, and offering insight into how to build financing structures that work for Canadian producers.

Join us in June for an in-depth conversation with some of Canada’s busiest documentary producers!


June 8th at 12pm EST: Inter-provincial Co-Pro (ON/QC)
June 10th at 12pm EST: International (Canada/France)
  • Film: The Gig Is Up
  • Producers: Ina Fichman (Intuitive Films; QC) & guest TBD

All sessions are free for members; DOC Members received a promo code in the May 31st newsletter. Click the blue ‘enter promo code’ link above the ticket selection options.

FRENCH-LANGUAGE ONLY (French-language registration link pending):

June 11th at 12pm EST: French language co-production (NFB and interprovincial, i.e. BC, QC, NB, YT)

  • Film: Le Silence
  • Producers: Maryse Chapedelaine (Ça tourne productions), Christine Aubé (NFB), Sylvie Peltier (Red Letter Films)


Dates: June 8 and 10
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EST)
free for members. $15/session for non-members or $20/both


Panel 1: Inter-provincial Co-Pro on Tuesday, June 8th



Lalita Krishna is a multiple award winning filmmaker whose work has been broadcast in Canada on all major networks, and featured at film festivals around the world.
An early adopter of new platforms for storytelling, Lalita produces games, apps and websites which complement and enhance the documentary viewing experience. She brings community involvement and user engagement strategies to the projects she develops and produces. Her projects have been acclaimed for their unique approach to building audiences.
Lalita is the winner of the 2013 Crystal award for Mentorship, the 2012 Trailblazer award given by Reel World Film Festival, and the Dreamcatcher award given by the Hopes and Dreams festival, New Jersey for using her craft to better humanity. She also is the most recent recipient of Hot Docs Festival’s Don Haig Award. Lalita is Co Chair of the Board of North America’s premier documentary festival Hot Docs and is the Co Chair of the Ontario Chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada.


Adam is an award winning documentary producer and director, with a creative touch. Since 1998, he has worked on hundreds of documentary productions as an editor, a writer, a director and a producer. With Tortuga Films, he has produced over 85 hours of documentary and content driven TV shows for national and international networks. Telling original and entertaining content driven stories that carry strong storylines is key to his work.



As co-founder of Canadian based Parabola films, Selin Murat started her career as a creative producer. For over a decade she produced author-driven documentaries that found their way to festivals, theatre and broadcast and became a solid member of the Canadian documentary landscape. Moving on to the world of Film Festivals and Industry events, Selin became film programmer and head of RIDM Industry, where she managed to create strong relationships with European festivals and markets. In this role she co-created the If! Doc Lab in Istanbul (2016-2018) and has lead co-production workshops at CPH:DOX, Sunny Side of the Doc, Hot Docs, and the Marché du film de Cannes Docs in Progress. Selin works as a consultant for several international film markets including EFM-Berlinaleis a founding member of the Documentary Association of Europe and consults for independent filmmakers all over the world.


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