Events & Tickets

2018 Programming Lineup

The DOC Institute provides year-round programming to help doc-makers succeed at every stage of their career.


Breakthrough Program
Prepare to pitch and sell your project at the prestigious Hot Docs International Documentary Festival and beyond! Eight emerging and high-potential producers will be selected for this rigorous and intimate market-preparation course where they’ll develop a successful festival strategy and sharpen their project pitches and materials in advance to Hot Docs Dealmaker.

Applications are open. Deadline: November 23, 2018.

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DOC Institute’s Short Film Lab
DOC Institute’s Short Film Lab, an artistic documentary-focused mentorship program for young filmmakers in Central & Eastern Ontario, is now accepting applications.

Applications are open. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

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