Funding Analysis for BIPOC Documentary Content in Canada

The DOC Institute is releasing a report which addresses knowledge gaps in the Canadian film and television industry about inequities in funding distribution for documentary production as well as highlighting barriers to public funding and IP ownership for documentary creators who identify as Indigenous, Black or racialized.


The DOC Institute engaged consulting firm Nordicity to analyze three years of funding awarded to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) documentary creators in the Canadian film and television industry (2018 to 2020). The resulting report provides a snapshot of the composition of BIPOC documentary content produced in Canada during that time.

This research was commissioned by DOC Institute, funded by Ontario Creates, and conducted by Nordicity.


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