Voices of Canada Industry Roundtables

DOC NYC is proud to partner with the Consulate General of Canada in New York and Telefilm Canada on a curated VOICES OF CANADA Industry program which will bring a delegation of Canadian producers with feature-length documentary works in progress to participate in the DOC NYC festival, DOC NYC PRO Industry conference and Industry Roundtables.

VOICES OF CANADA INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES presents an opportunity for Canadian producers with works-in-progress features or series to present live pitches with industry figures from the fields of distribution, financing, publicity, marketing, social impact, and more. The program aims to curate the most promising documentaries of the future for industry consideration and selects projects from a competitive pool of online submissions. 

Selected teams will live pitch to industry figures from the fields of distribution, philanthropic funding, financing, PR, marketing, social impact, festival programming, and more. Past industry representatives have included Amazon Studios, Blue Ice Docs, A&E, ABC News Studios, Black Public Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Cinephil, Cinetic Media, Conde Nast (The New Yorker) Disney+, Disney’s Onyx Collective, ESPN Films, Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content), Firelight Media, HBO, IFC Films, Hulu, Impact Partners, Imagine Entertainment, IDA, Kickstarter, MTV Documentary Films, National Geographic, Netflix, NBC News Studios, NEON, Paramount+, Participant, POV, Showtime Documentary, Sony Pictures Classics, Story Syndicate, Submarine Entertainment, Sundance Institute, The New York Times, Topic Studios, Vice Media, WME Agency, WNET, and others.

Voices of Canada Industry Roundtables will take place in-person at the General Consulate of Canada in New York in November 2024.  Selected Canadian projects will be invited to apply to the International Promotion Program for a $1,000 travel grant to cover part of their travel expenses to attend the event (if they meet the program’s eligibility criteria) and will also receive DOC NYC Industry badges and the opportunity to attend DOC NYC PRO.  Submitted works-in-progress must have at least 50% of their budget already in place. The applicant must be a Canadian-controlled company within the meaning of the Investment Canada Act and have its head office in Canada. Teams are expected to attend at least from November 14-16, 2024.

Note that this program is not intended for films that are intending to make their public screening debut at DOC NYC in November 2024. Film teams that wish to have their films considered for DOC NYC’s festival line-up should submit their projects at the main DOC NYC submission page (https://filmfreeway.com/DOCNYC)

Application Deadline: Friday, August 2, 2024

If you have any questions, please contact kate.lemberg@docnyc.net.